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Days of Thunder

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman: 'Days of Thunder' The couple first met on the set of the action film "Days of Thunder," set in the world of stock car racing. Kidman played a beautiful doctor who tends to driver Cole Trickel, played by Cruise, after he was injured in a crash. The movie did well at the box office, but critics were less kind. Former Times critic Sheila Benson wrote that "Thunder's" "tinny story and malnourished characters" left her "positively chafed." Paramount Pictures
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