Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.
Larry the Cable Guy,
Dusty Crophopper is a little cropduster plane with a fear of heights and a crazy dream of being a racer. While his friends need convincing, Dusty gets the training he needs from Skipper, a veteran fighter, and qualifies for the Wings Across the World race. In the event, Dusty finds competitors who soon learn that there is something special about this underdog as he is tested to his physical and emotional limits. In doing so, Dusty soon finds enemies, and more importantly friends, who are inspired by his dream. In the face of all obstacles, the winner of this air race will be anyone's guess. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
The film was originally set to be a direct-to-video feature in North America, but Disney was impressed with some of the completed sequences so much, they decided to release it theatrically instead. See more »
In Skipper's flashback, a Jolly Wrencher sees an enemy ship and Skipper calls him Jigsaw 2 when he has a 3 painted on his side. Often an airplane's radio call sign is different from its visual identification number. See more »
[Dusty helps a blinded Bulldog through the race lap]
[eyes getting cleaned]
Thanks for your help, matey! I couldn't have done it without...
[sees it was Dusty who helped him]
...you? YOU saved me?... What did I tell you, boy? Every plane for himself, right?
Where I come from, if you see a plane falling from the sky...
Yes, but this is a COMPETITION! And now you're dead last!... And I owe you my life.
[starts to sob]
Bulldog, are you crying?
I don't cry, I'm British!... Thanks, matey.
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Part of the closing credits are a hand-drawn sequence of scenes from the film. See more »
Yea, its a kid's movie. Yea, the reviews were bad so I went in with low expectations. Despite that and other factors this movie disappointed even my diminished hopes that it would provide some entertainment. It was banal, completely trite, devoid of anything even slightly new, didn't even have any small chuckles from some slight unexpected twist or resolved tension. It was flat as a pancake. Even both my kids (7 an 16) remarked that it was like a thousand other things they have seen without anything new or interesting. The actors voices were flat too. Like they didn't really put much effort into the emotions. Of course, since there was no real substance to the dialog its hard for an actor I suppose.
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