Directors: Tony Scott
Cast: Cole Trickle: Tom Cruise; Russ Wheeler: Cary Elwes; Dr. Claire Lewicki: Nicole Kidman; Big John: Fred Dalton Thompson; Cole’s Crew: Peter Appel; Buck Bretherton: John C. Reilly; Harlem Hoogerhyde: Chris Ellis; Tim Daland: Randy Quaid; Rowdy Burns: Michael Rooker; Waddell: J.C. Quinn; Harry Hogge: Robert Duvall; Darlene: Donna W. Scott; Crewmember: Stephen Michael Ayers; Aldo Bennedetti: Don Simpson; Jennie Burns: Caroline Williams
Taglines: You can’t stop the thunder.
You can’t outrun the thunder.
Cruise like Thunder.
Storyline: Cole Trickle enters the high-pressure world of Nascar racing. He’s a hot driver with a hot temper, and this attitude gets him into trouble not only with other drivers, but members of his own team as well.