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Movies Filmed in South Carolina – Days of Thunder

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  • Director – Tony Scott

  • Cast – Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Nicole Kidman

  • Genre – Action, Drama

  • Plot – A fast-rising stock car driver gets a chance to compete at the top level.

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  • While shooting Days of Thunder, Tom Cruise got a speeding ticket in Darlington for going 85 mph in a 55 mph speed limit zone.

  • Rick Hendrick, owner of racing team Hendrick Motorsports, was a technical advisor for the film. He had this to say about the production: "Working on Days of Thunder was a fun experience and one I'll never forget, but it couldn't have been done without the hard work of so many dedicated people. It really was a massive undertaking."

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