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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dusty Crophopper (voice)
... Blade Ranger (voice)
... Lil' Dipper (voice)
... Maru (voice)
... Cad (voice)
... Mayday (voice)
... Windlifter (voice)
... Chug (voice)
... Dottie (voice)
... Skipper (voice)
... Leadbottom (voice)
Danny Mann ... Sparky (voice)
... Ol' Jammer (voice)
... Dynamite (voice)
... Winnie (voice)
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

18 July 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Planes 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,509,407, 20 July 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$59,165,787

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$153,765,787
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Brad Garrett's 6th Disney film after A Bug's Life (1998), Finding Nemo (2003), Tarzan 2 (2005), Ratatouille (2007), and Planes (2013). See more »

Goofs

In the movie, the red and green navigation lights are visible from aircraft in positions where they would not be visible in real life. The red light would be visible only through an arc of 110 degrees from straight ahead to port. The green light would be visible only through an arc of 110 degrees from straight ahead to starboard. This means that you would only see both read and green navigation lights if you were looking head on to the aircraft and would see neither red nor green if within an arc of 140 degrees centred on straight behind (70 degrees either side). See more »

Quotes

Harvey: For our wedding day, I bought her the best set of whitewalls.
Winnie: We wore off the treads on our honeymoon.
Dusty Crophopper: Yeah, ohh...
Winnie: Driving!
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Footage from the film is shown during the end credits. See more »

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Referenced in AniMat's Reviews: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Still I Fly
Written by Windy Wagner, Michael Smidi Smith (as Michael "Smidi" Smith) and Spencer Lee
Performed by Spencer Lee
Produced by Michael "Smidi" Smith
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19 July 2014 | by 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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