A great pick for your next outdoor movie is Days of Thunder,
the 1990 Paramount film about NASCAR racing starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid, Cary Elwes and Michael Rooker. The film is a great movie for the entire family, and would draw out many people from your community if NASCAR is popular in your area! Earlier this year, the film was screened with the aid of Open Air Entertainment
before a NASCAR race at the Toyota Speedway in Los Angeles, California. Here is the theatrical release trailer for Days of Thunder
Days of Thunder
follows Cole Trickle (Tom Cruise), an aspiring race-car driver who hopes to someday race in NASCAR. Tim Daland (Randy Quaid), a wealthy NASCAR team owner, sees Trickle race, and believes he has the potential for greatness. Daland convinces Harry (Robert Duval), a retired racing coach, to watch Trickle during a test lap. Trickle beats the current NASCAR champion, Rowdy Burn, with his own car, to get the fastest test lap of the day.
Harry agrees to come out of retirement, as he also believes Trickle has great potential. But Trickle has a long way to go, and he doesn't do so well in his first few races. But with help from Harry, he's soon at the front of the pack - at least until a massive crash gets him and Burn injured to the point of needing rehabilitation. Days of Thunder
continues in an action-packed narrative that will entertain your entire community, especially if they are NASCAR fans!
As we noted above, Open Air Entertainment screened Days of Thunder
at the Toyota Speedway in Los Angeles earlier this year. Here are a few images from their event: