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Cars (2006)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  9 June 2006 (USA)
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A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Doc Hudson (voice)
Sally Carrera (voice)
Mater (voice)
Ramone (voice)
Luigi (voice)
Guido Quaroni ...
Guido (voice)
Flo (voice)
Sarge (voice)
Michael Wallis ...
Sheriff (voice)
Fillmore (voice)
Lizzie (voice)
Chick Hicks (voice)


While traveling to California for the dispute of the final race of the Piston Cup against The King and Chick Hicks, the famous Lightning McQueen accidentally damages the road of the small town Radiator Springs and is sentenced to repair it. Lightning McQueen has to work hard and finds friendship and love in the simple locals, changing its values during his stay in the small town and becoming a true winner. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

9 June 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cars: Race to 3D  »

Box Office


$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$60,119,509 (USA) (9 June 2006)


$244,052,771 (USA) (13 October 2006)

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Cars (2006) merchandise broke records for toys based on a Disney/Pixar film, with an estimated $1 billion in sales. See more »


Contrails in the movie look like tire marks, even though the movie features a bi-plane and fighter jets, which shouldn't leave tire mark contrails. This is most probably an intentional joke, rather than a goof (see trivia). (Jokes notwithstanding, a contrail can theoretically resemble a tire mark, if disrupted by air currents in just the right way.) See more »


[first lines]
Lightning McQueen: Okay, here we go. Focus. Speed. I am speed. One winner, forty-two losers. I eat losers for breakfast. Breakfast? Maybe I should have had breakfast? Brekkie could be good for me. No, no, no, focus. Speed. Faster than fast, quicker than quick. I am Lightning.
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At the end, the couple that were looking for directions to the Interstate, end up all dusty and still looking for the Interstate. See more »


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Real Gone
Written by Sheryl Crow & John Shanks
Performed by Sheryl Crow
Produced by John Shanks
Recorder by Jeff Rothschild
Mixed by Jeff Rothschild and John Shanks
Sheryl Crow appears courtesy of A&M Records
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Another "must see" movie from Pixar
31 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was able to attend a premiere showing of this movie in North Carolina and was amazed again at how much more a movie can be than just "animation." This film focuses on a changed reality, a world where cars are the only life form and so we must suspend our own reality to enjoy this film. In the same flavor as the first Pixar films, we quickly accept a world where everything is a motorized vehicle that lives and acts like we do in our own world. The cars have experiences in life, desires that drive (sorry for that) them, and misunderstandings that are taken advantage of.

My wife and I loved this movie and plan to see it again when it is in public release. I cherished all the nuances of the film and the attention to detail not seen in animations from other companies.

For fans of all ages, this film is for you.

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