Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world.

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Brian Fee

Writers:

Brian Fee (original story by), Ben Queen (original story by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Owen Wilson ... Lightning McQueen (voice)
Cristela Alonzo ... Cruz Ramirez (voice)
Chris Cooper ... Smokey (voice)
Nathan Fillion ... Sterling (voice)
Larry the Cable Guy ... Mater (voice)
Armie Hammer ... Jackson Storm (voice)
Ray Magliozzi Ray Magliozzi ... Dusty (voice)
Tony Shalhoub ... Luigi (voice)
Bonnie Hunt ... Sally (voice)
Lea DeLaria ... Miss Fritter (voice)
Kerry Washington ... Natalie Certain (voice)
Bob Costas ... Bob Cutlass (voice)
Margo Martindale ... Louise Nash (voice)
Darrell Waltrip ... Darrell Cartrip (voice)
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... River Scott (voice)

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Storyline

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn't through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage! Written by Pixar

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It's not over until lightning strikes. See more »


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G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

It is the third installment in the Cars film franchise, and was directed by Brian Fee, a storyboard artist on the first two films. See more »

Goofs

After Cruz switches with Lightning in the final race, some of the racers are missing for the rest of the race. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[the screen shows a dark background as Lightning McQueen exhales deeply]
Lightning McQueen: Okay, here we go. Focus. Speed. I am speed.
[the screen then shows some race cars whizzing past on a racetrack, then goes back to dark again]
Lightning McQueen: One winner, 42 losers. I eat losers for breakfast.
[the screen then shows some race cars whizzing past on a racetrack again, then goes back to dark again]
Lightning McQueen: Did I used to say that?
Mater: Yes, sir, you did.
[Lightning McQueen gasps and wakes up to see Mater in Mack's trailer with him]
Mater: ...
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Crazy Credits

In a post-credits scene, Mater has trouble with his smartphone when he tries answering a call. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 3D version bears a different version of the Pixar logo than the 2D version, with the Pixar lamp hopping toward the camera instead of coming in from the right side. See more »


Soundtracks

Ride
Written by ZZ Ward, Evan Bogart and Dave Bassett
Performed by ZZ Ward featuring Gary Clark Jr.
Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Dave Bassett
ZZ Ward appears courtesy of Hollywood Records
Gary Clark Jr. appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Good Sequel! Better than the Cars 2
30 September 2018 | by MynameisromanSee all my reviews

The first Cars movie was awesome and it jumpstarted a lot of rip-offs tv shows for children. talking cars or talking planes everywhere nowadays... cars was the origin and of course there have been two sequels to that movie. while the first sequel felt forced onto the franchise this one here fits perfectly. a great continuation about how his career would develop over the years. he's not a rookie any more... he's not as fast as he used to be... he needs to find out how to solve this... the hints about where the story goes are subtle and reach the right conclusion in the end. and its feels like this might also be the final movie for the franchise but who knows... it a solid 7. if you loved the first one you will love this one as well


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,688,680, 18 June 2017

Gross USA:

$152,901,115

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$383,930,656
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2.35 : 1
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