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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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Life is a journey. Enjoy the trip. See more »


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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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2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Even though the #43 car is a clear reference to Richard Petty, even down to using Petty's nickname of "The King" and having Petty provide the voice, the name actually given to the car character, is "Strip Weathers". It is only used once, during the opening scenes of the film, when the television commentators ("Bob Cutlass" and "Darrell Cartrip") are discussing the three-way tie leading into the last race of the season. See more »

Goofs

As the mini-van with the mattress passes Mack on the interstate, it has its left turn signal on, when in fact it goes right, toward the exit ramp. This appears to be intentional. The mini-van appears to have an implied "dopey" character - adding to the novelty that the little mini-van has somehow bested Mac in traveling. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

During credits, Mack (John Ratzenberger) watches car-versions of earlier Pixar hits, commenting on the fine actor in each scene before realizing it's the same actor (John Ratzenberger) playing different characters in each movie. There is an additional scene at end of credits, as with last year's Chronicles Of Narnia. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Simpsons: Beware My Cheating Bart (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

My Heart Would Know
Written and Performed by Hank Williams
Courtesy of Mercury Nashville Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Charming story, vivid animation, wonderful characters
27 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

I went to the premier of "Cars" last night at the Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concorde and was delighted to find that the hours of traffic were worth it.

The story has a clear point and the message of friendship is easily understood by kids and adults alike. The variety of humor suits all generations, too, making this the first "summer must see" for the family.

Being an artist I was struck by the vibrancy of the animation. The colors were rich and beautiful, and there was such diverse vocal talent that the entire experience made it a treat for the crowd's eyes and ears. I've never been to a movie with more than a few hundred people in the theater, but let me assure you that all 30,000+ attendees at the Speedway last night applauded during the credits and for some very, very good reasons.


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