After Mater gets his best friend, star race car Lightning McQueen, a spot in the very first World Grand Prix, he is given the job of pit crew chief. But while they are in Japan, Mater crosses paths with Holly Shiftwell, a spy searching for an American spy. Unknown to Mater, the American spy attached a tracking device on him while being attacked. Thinking the tow truck is the spy, Holly and another spy, Finn McMissile, take Mater around the world to find and stop an evil plot created by "lemons," old cars considered ugly. Written by
Mr. Top Hat
Going where no car has gone before.
24 June 2011 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: $66,135,507
(24 June 2011)
(9 December 2011)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Finn McMissile is a hybrid of several cars. The roof-line and doors are from a Volvo P1800, the car used by James Bond actor Roger Moore
in the The Saint
(1962), the grill and fenders are from a BMW 507 and many other elements are from an Aston Martin DB5, James Bond's trademark vehicle. (According to 'James Bond Vehicles' by John Cork
and Collin Stutz
, it never carried missiles, though. The Goldfinger
(1964) version had machine guns where McMissile has his missiles.) See more
J. Curby Gremlin introduces himself as "from Detroit". Gremlins were made in Kenosha, Wisconsin. See more
[speaking into a video recorder
This is agent Leeland Turbo. I have a flash transmission for agent Finn McMissile. Finn, my cover's been compromised. Everything's gone pear-shaped. You won't believe what I've found out here. This is bigger than anything we've ever seen. And no one even knows it exists. Finn, I need backup. But don't call the cavalry, it could blow the operation. And be careful! It's not safe out here!
[sees something offscreen, gets alarmed
Transmitting my coords ...
In the beginning of the credits, the story of Mater and Lightning's trip around the world is told through pastel-like, mildly animated postcard pictures. See more
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Written and performed by Brad Paisley
Produced by Frank Rogers
Brad Paisley appears courtesy of Arista Nashville See more