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Cars (2006)

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lightning McQueen (voice)
... Doc Hudson (voice)
... Sally Carrera (voice)
... Mater (voice)
... Ramone (voice)
... Luigi (voice)
... Guido (voice)
... Flo (voice)
... Sarge (voice)
... Sheriff (voice)
... Fillmore (voice)
... Lizzie (voice)
... Mack / Hamm Truck / Abominable Snow Plow / P.T. Flea Car (voice)
... Red / Jerry Recycled Batteries / Peterbilt (voice)
... Chick Hicks (voice)
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Storyline

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:

Route 66  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,119,509, 11 June 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$244,082,982

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$217,898,144
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Trivia

Fillmore (George Carlin) is a version of Al Sleet, the hippie-dippy weatherman, a popular skit that Carlin performed in the 1960s and 1970s. See more »

Goofs

After Luigi finishes talking to McQueen, Red comes up to clean the cacti from the crash on the race with Doc. When Sally says that he has "missed a spot on the hood", the last piece of cacti can be seen dropping at about a metre away from McQueen. The next shots are shown from a different perspective, and the cacti is gone. See more »

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[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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The credits contain a dedication and retrospective of characters voiced by Joe Ranft, a Pixar writer who died in 2005. See more »


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Written by Dallas Frazier
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Pixar and Disney did it again!
27 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Without giving away any of the story, here's my take. I attended the premiere of CARS at LMS on Friday, May 26. True to Disney form, the premiere itself was spectacular. Four giant screens, live entertainment,lots of fireworks, great inclusion of military personnel, and as good of a red carpet as you can do with chain link fenced areas... This movie rates right in the middle of Pixar releases for me. I place it above Monsters Inc, A Bug's Life and Toy Story 2, but not as good as the "original", the best ever, Toy Story, and The Incredibles. Everything just looks so real in this movie. The dust stirred up when Lightning drives off, the scenery around Route 66 (well, maybe not those mountains that look like the fins of old cars). Even the shine on the clean cars looks so real. As an adult, I enjoyed the story line. I can't tell you how the kids would like it, as by the time the movie finally started, my kids were asleep. As always, don't leave your seat until all of the credits roll. Sometimes they are some of the funniest clips in the movie! You'll love them this time, as they tie back to prior Pixar movies, in a car sort of way. This is definitely a movie we'll add to the DVD collection. I really hope this movie does well since it's the first release since Disney bought Pixar. Don't go in looking for the action or adult humor of The Incredibles. If you do you'll be disappointed. Just go in looking for the "Disney always has a good moral behind its animated movies" type of movie and you will really enjoy it. Paul Newman and Larry the Cable Guy really have the best characters in the movie. And while John Ratzenberger's character doesn't have a lot of screen time, I really enjoyed him! I'll be going back to see it when it releases in theaters so I can get a better feel for the sound, as it wasn't the best in an outdoor setting. In my opinion, it easily beats the other animated movies released over the past year or so.


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