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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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Lil' Dipper (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)  »

Also Known As:

Planes 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

In the US version, Windlifter speaks with a Native American accent. The US military version of the S-64 Skycrane is called the CH-54 Tarhe. The CH-54 Tarhe is named after Tarhe (whose nickname was "The Crane"), an 18th-century chief of the Wyandot Indian tribe. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film when Dusty's engine seizes due to being redlined, various cockpit instruments and warning lights are shown. During this sequence, a number of gauges are shown failing, including the oil pressure dropping, however, the engine rpm gauge can clearly be seen still at maximum even though the engine has stopped. See more »

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Spun-off from Cars 2 (2011) See more »

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Muskrat Love
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Performed by Captain & Tennille
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19 July 2014 | by (Torrance, CA) – See all my reviews

Took my 5 year old to see this fully knowing the franchise is worn out after having seen the disappointing Cars 2 and the first Planes. The plot is more interesting here as it plays out like an 80 minute episode of Rescue Heroes.

The animation is fantastic as you would expect. Having animated planes allows for more panoramic views of the woodlands and fires.

Sounds like kids were bored during the sad parts. The story didn't really need this as it's all predictable. You knew Rusty would defeat the odds to save the day in the end. Dane Cook voiced Rusty similar to Owen Wilson's Lightning McQueen, very down to earth without being over the top.

There is certainly nothing groundbreaking here but the action scenes were good enough for my son to say he liked it (which is all that really counts!).


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