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Days of Thunder Quotes

Days of Thunder is a television show that was first aired in 1970 . Days of Thunder completed its run in 1970.

It features Don Simpson as producer, Hans Zimmer in charge of musical score, and Ward Russell as head of cinematography.

Days of Thunder is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Days of Thunder is 108 minutes long. Days of Thunder is distributed by Paramount Pictures.

The cast includes: Robert Duvall as Harry Hogge, Tom Cruise as Cole Trickle, Randy Quaid as Tim Daland, John C. Reilly as Buck Brotherton, Michael Rooker as Rowdy Burns, Fred Thompson as Big John, Nicole Kidman as Dr. Claire Lewicki, Don Simpson in a cameo as Aldo Bennedetti, Cary Elwes as Russ Wheeler, and J. C. Quinn as Waddell.

Days of Thunder Quotes

Robert Duvall as Harry Hogge

  • (Robert Duvall) "Tim, take a look at that hound. That's the best coon-dog I ever seen or heard about and I didn't to teach him a damn thing."
  • (Robert Duvall) "You done it deliberate -- done it deliberate. Nine thousand, four hundred RPM -- according to the little tell-tale button."
  • (Robert Duvall) "What do you know about stock car racing?"
  • (Tom Cruise) "Well -- watched it on television, of course."
  • (Robert Duvall) "You've seen it on television?"
  • (Tom Cruise) "ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up."
  • (Robert Duvall) "I'm sure I would."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Drivers can't stand to be reminded of what can happen to 'em in a racecar. They, they don't go to hospitals, they don't go to funerals. You get a driver to a funeral before he's actually dead, you've made history, darlin'."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Russ Wheeler don't deserve to win Tim, and if NASCAR won't call it low-down, s***-ass racin', you better."
  • (Randy Quaid) "It's just racing Harry."
  • (Robert Duvall) "oh, yeah"
  • (Randy Quaid) "Cole Overreacted,yeah."
  • (Robert Duvall) "What kind of driver are you going to find after the season's started? Some old boy who's washed up, and wasn't worth a s*** to begin with."
  • (Robert Duvall) "All right. While we're still under a caution, I want you to go back out on that track and hit the pace car."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Hit the pace car?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "Hit the pace car."
  • (Tom Cruise) "What for?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "Because you've hit every other god****ed thing out there, I want you to be perfect."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Now Cole, when that little needle goes up into the red and reads nine thousand RPM, that's bad."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Hold it while we're on the air."
  • (Tom Cruise) "I come into the pits, I was in first place, now I am in third with two laps to go."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Cole, you're in third place, that's a respectable position. Now when they slow down for turn four, I want you to pass them on the outside."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Harry, you told me nobody passes on the outside in turn four."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Well now, I'm telling you different. If you go to the outside, you can hold it."
  • (Randy Quaid) "He's gonna end up in the wall Harry."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Cole, the pace car is ready to duck on off, I don't have much time to tell you this."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Well, tell me how?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "Because we have a really good set of matched tires on it."
  • (Randy Quaid) "What?"
  • (Tom Cruise) "What?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "Those tires are matched perfect and staggered special."
  • (Randy Quaid) "You're gonna get him killed."
  • (Robert Duvall) "The pace car is getting ready to duck on off. If you go to the outside, you CAN hold it."
  • (Tom Cruise) "All right Harry, when it comes to the car, I'll take your word."
  • (Robert Duvall) "This is it. This is what it's all about."

Tom Cruise as Cole Trickle

  • (Tom Cruise) "I'm droppin' the hammer."
  • (Robert Duvall) "No you're not."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Whoa. Her ass is all over the place."
  • (Robert Duvall) "When the rear end's loose, the car's fast. Loose is fast, and on the edge of out of control."
  • (Tom Cruise) "All right, tell me what's going on, tell me what's going on. I'm BLIND, god****it."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "What's your name?"
  • (Tom Cruise) "Cole -- Trickle"
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Cole, would you help us out and lie still please."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Just a little rubbing Harry and rubbings racing."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Now can you walk, or am I gonna have to carry you?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "Where to?"
  • (Tom Cruise) "Victory Lane."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Walk? Hell -- I'll race your ass."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Claire, I'm more afraid of bein' nothing than I am of being hurt."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Well, you got me here. Now what?"
  • (Michael Rooker) "Well here's how I see this deal. Since you agree I ain't gonna let you drive this car to dinner and I agree you ain't gonna let me drive this car to dinner, there's only one way to settle this."
  • (Tom Cruise) "What are you talkin' about?"
  • (Tom Cruise) "Absolutely."

John C. Reilly as Buck Brotherton

  • (John C. Reilly) "Well how 'bout that, a side we don't have to fix."
  • (Robert Duvall) "I don't want you spoiled, Buck."

Randy Quaid as Tim Daland

  • (Randy Quaid) "See you're enjoying the good life, Harry?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "Yeah. Well I don't mind spreadin' a little fertilizer round now and then. There's worse things."
  • (Randy Quaid) "How's the truck runnin'?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "Runs good."
  • (Randy Quaid) "I -- uh -- I want you to build me a car."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Now, Tim, everyone knows some downtown car dealer can't afford a race team. And no driver worth a damn is gonna sign with you. Cause they wreck one car, you can't afford to build them another, and their out of the deal, you know. And no car's gonna win without a driver, not even mine."
  • (Randy Quaid) "If you built the car, I'd get a damn driver."
  • (Robert Duvall) "What kinda driver you gonna find after the season's started? Some ole' boy that's washed up, and one worth a s*** to begin with."
  • (Randy Quaid) "You can work with him. You can build a driver like you build a car, Harry."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Tim, take a look at that hound. Now that's the best coon dog I ever seen or heard about, and I didn't teach him a damn thing."
  • (Randy Quaid) "Well I got somebody."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Who?"
  • (Randy Quaid) "Take a look at him."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Anybody I gotta take a look at ain't somebody."
  • (Randy Quaid) "Then take a look at nobody."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Tim, I give up racin', you gotta know that."
  • (Randy Quaid) "Ah, you didn't give up racin', Harry. You quit to avoid investigation into Buddy's crash at Daytona."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Hey, I didn't avoid any God-damn investigation."
  • (Randy Quaid) "Well, anyway, I -- uh -- I talked to NASCAR and if you come back in there won't be any investigation."
  • (Robert Duvall) "How they hell you sell 'em on that deal?"
  • (Randy Quaid) "I'm a helluva saleman."
  • (Randy Quaid) "You said you'd look at him."
  • (Robert Duvall) "I've looked at him."
  • (Randy Quaid) "I paid twenty five hundred dollars to use this track today, Harry."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Forget it, he needs a brand name like Exkon or Richard Petty."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Well, I know a damn race driver when I see one."
  • (Randy Quaid) "If you're from California, you're not a Yankee. You're not really anything."
  • (Robert Duvall) "You said it."
  • (Randy Quaid) "I had sponsors in the stands, we were hugging and holding hands, praying for good showing and what do we do? We end up looking like a monkey f***ing a football out there. Everybody out, please, except you two."
  • (Randy Quaid) "We messed up big time on Sunday. I had sponsors in thew stands and I'm huggin' and holdin' hands and kissin'em in the ears and prayin' for a good showin'. And what do we do? We end up lookin' like a monkey f***in' a football out there. Everybody out, PLEASE."
  • (Randy Quaid) "-- Except you two. I've got a question. What is the one thing you absolutely need to do to win a race?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "That's pretty damn obvious --"
  • (Randy Quaid) "You keep quiet."
  • (Randy Quaid) "You need to finish the race."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Tim, I realize Harry's been around a long time. I'm not sayin' that his ways are antiquated but it'd help to have a car that handled properly and didn't blow engines."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Well if he wouldn't get excited and over-rev the son-of-a-bitch the engine wouldn't blow. Now, Cole, when you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9000 RPMs, that's BAD."
  • (Tom Cruise) "It's also my fault that the tires blow if you ask this old fart."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Well, Hell yes it's your fault. There's 40 other vultures out there who manage to finish the race on THEIR tires. You see Darrell Waltrip usin' up HIS tires?"
  • (Tom Cruise) "There's nothin' I can't do with a race car."
  • (Robert Duvall) "Well, that's the difference between you and me. There's only so much I CAN do."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Well, that's obvious."
  • (Randy Quaid) "Harry, he doesn't need to appreciate your job to do his."
  • (Robert Duvall) "He sure as hell does 'cause how can he expect to race if he don't know what a race car can and can't do?"
  • (Tom Cruise) "What is this s***, huh? You want me to work the pit and YOU drive. Fine, we'll try that."
  • (Robert Duvall) "I can't talk to this son of a bitch -- I can't talk to that son of a bitch -- I just can't -- I can't -- I -- I --"
  • (Randy Quaid) "You think he can drive?"
  • (Robert Duvall) "Oh he can drive. He can drive beyond the limits of the tires, the engine, the car or anything else. If the sum' bitch listened to me we wouldn't hardly ever lose a race."
  • (Randy Quaid) "If they don't give us a sponsor in the next couple of races, my ass is fried. I'm liable to be out of the car business all together. And Harry, I know you're great, you know you're great, but if the guy in the car doesn't trust you we're never gonna win a damn race."
  • (NASCAR Official) "Hey. You can't do that, that's not your car."
  • (Randy Quaid) "It's my engine in that car, I gave them that engine and that's what my boys are pushing."
  • (Randy Quaid) "I had sponsors in from all over the coast and I'm hugging, and holding hands, and praying for a good showin'. And what do we do? We end up looking like a monkey f***ing a football out there. Everybody out, please."

Nicole Kidman as Dr. Claire Lewicki

  • (Nicole Kidman) "Tell me what you love so much about racing."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Speed. To be able to control it. To know that I can control something that's out of control."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Control is an illusion, you infantile egomaniac. Nobody knows what's gonna happen next: not on a freeway, not in an airplane, not inside our own bodies and certainly not on a racetrack with 40 other infantile egomaniacs."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Boy, you're very quick."
  • (Tom Cruise) "You oughta see me drive."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "You and Rowdy have the same sickness, it's called denial and it's probably going to kill you both."

Fred Thompson as Big John

  • (Fred Thompson) "If you two wanna turn yourselves into a greasy spot on a country road somewhere, go right ahead. I don't give a s*** and I don't think anybody else does, regardless what they say to your face. But you two monkeys are not going to do it on my racetrack. Now y'all heard of a "Japanese Inspection?" Japanese Inpsection, you see, when the Japs get in a load of lettuce they're not sure they wanna let in the country, why they'll just let it sit there on the dock 'til they get good and ready to look at. But then of course, it's all gone rotten -- ain't nothing left to inspect. You see, lettuce is a perishable item -- like you two monkeys. You trade paint one more time, you so much as touch, I'm gonna Black Flag the two of you, and take apart your racecars for three-hundred laps. Then, if you pass inspection and you put your cars back together, I might let you back into the race. Now, just to show there's no hard feelings we're all gonna go out to dinner together."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Well, I've got other plans."
  • (Michael Rooker) "Yeah, so do I."
  • (Fred Thompson) "Well, you're gonna have to change them. And not only that you two are gonna drive to dinner together."
  • (Fred Thompson) "You're late."
  • (Tom Cruise) "We, uh, had, car trouble."
  • (Fred Thompson) "What kind of car trouble?"
  • (Tom Cruise) "Uhhhhh --"
  • (Michael Rooker) "I believe it was the radiator. Wasn't it, Cole?"
  • (Tom Cruise) "Yes, Rowdy, I believe it was."

Michael Rooker as Rowdy Burns

  • (Michael Rooker) "You run good."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Thank you."
  • (Michael Rooker) "Now go get your own car and we'll see how you do in a crowd."

J. C. Quinn as Waddell

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Don Simpson in a cameo as Aldo Bennedetti

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