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Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)

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When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins a forest fire and rescue unit to be trained as a firefighter, or else his air strip will be shut down.

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Blade Ranger (voice)
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Maru (voice)
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Cad (voice)
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Mayday (voice)
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Windlifter (voice)
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Chug (voice)
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Dottie (voice)
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Skipper (voice)
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Leadbottom (voice)
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Dynamite (voice)
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Winnie (voice)
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When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. Written by Walt Disney

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When others fly out, heroes fly in.


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Rated PG for action and some peril | See all certifications »

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18 July 2014 (USA)  »

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Planes 2  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,509,407 (USA) (18 July 2014)

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$59,157,732 (USA) (7 November 2014)
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Trivia

The Piston Peak fire truck character 'Pulaski' is named after a fire fighting hand tool of the same name. It is part axe and part hoe and named after its inventor Ed Pulaski. See more »

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When Windlifter is carrying the injured Blade Ranger back to the base, his tank module is still attached. The S-64 Skycrane's winch is mounted mid-fuselage and would not have been usable unless he dropped the tank before taking off. See more »

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Pickup truck in bar: Hey sugar rims, you fall out of a B-17? 'cause you're da bomb.
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Spoofs The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982) See more »

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An OK sequel with some good action sequences
24 February 2015 | by (San Antonio) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen Planes as of writing this review. I understand it might be foolish of me to skip the first movie because the plot is just so complex (he he), but I happened to cross paths with it and watched it. I was expecting a terrible Cars ripoff like many reviews described the first movie and while I got a mediocre animated movie, I did get some genuine entertainment in it.

Good: I have to start by saying Dane Cook was not annoying here. He wasn't shouting and being smug, but his voice-over work actually brought some credibility to the story and made his character likable. The other characters that make up the firefighters were fun in parts. I was caught off guard how the fire sequences were handled well and brought some excitement to the movie with some scenes looking like something out of a disaster movie.

Bad: I can't shake off how it resembles Cars that it hurts the movie a lot. I know it takes place in the same universe, but it really is very similar. The jokes almost never work as they consist of just car puns that fall flat. The beginning of the movie just drags with these jokes.

Overall, it lacks anything resembling originality and the humor never works for most of it, but there is some excitement to be had here in the second half.


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