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Cars 3 (2017)

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


Brian Fee


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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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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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Did You Know?


The film features more than sixty-five different individual racers, more than the previous films combined. Cars (2006) had thirty-six racers, and Cars 2 (2011) had eleven. See more »


Darrell Cartrip says that there are 43 cars competing in the Florida 500. However, there are only 35 next-gen race cars and one Lightning McQueen. So essentially, there are only 36 racers competing in the Florida 500. There are still some other non-next-gen cars left besides McQueen. See more »


[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

"This film is dedicated to our families. Your love and support made this film possible." 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 »


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Written, Performed and Produced by Corbin Hayes
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Strangely... Not really for kids
26 June 2017 | by cyifly-2See all my reviews

Cars 3 was pitched as the comeback for the Cars franchise. After the complete disaster of a movie the second one was, this was supposed to be a "back to basics" sequel to get movie goers back into the seats and liking Lightning McQueen and the gang all over again and reminding you how good the first one was. But if you are taking your kids, it's a complete misfire. Even my 5 year-old leaned over and asked me if I was enjoying the movie. When I said yes, he said, "Good. This movie is for you -- It's not for me." And he was absolutely right.

The premise of the story is about how some people deal with the fact that you are getting older and need to step aside, pass the torch and mentor the younger generation to be better than yours' was. That is a concept COMPLETELY over the heads of any kids in any animated movie audience. Mine didn't get it and didn't care. Neither will yours. He was bored within 30 minutes. We stayed to the end because I wanted to see the rest of it. He could've cared less.

Anything that makes millions these days is just done to death. This is another example. Cars are on everything. There was no need for it and the Cars franchise certainly didn't redeem itself. It was an OK film for adults. Not many kids are going to leave the theater talking about it or rushing out to buy the toys.

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Release Date:

16 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,688,680, 18 June 2017

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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