Cars

June 9th, 2006








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Cars

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Plot
A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 7.4/10 (102,323 voted)

Critic's Score: 73/100

Director: John Lasseter

Stars: Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman

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.

Writers: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft

Cast:
Owen Wilson - Lightning McQueen (voice)
Paul Newman - Doc Hudson (voice)
Bonnie Hunt - Sally Carrera (voice)
Larry the Cable Guy - Mater (voice)
Cheech Marin - Ramone (voice)
Tony Shalhoub - Luigi (voice)
Guido Quaroni - Guido (voice)
Jenifer Lewis - Flo (voice)
Paul Dooley - Sarge (voice)
Michael Wallis - Sheriff (voice)
George Carlin - Fillmore (voice)
Katherine Helmond - Lizzie (voice)
John Ratzenberger - Mack / Hamm Truck / Abominable Snow Plow / P.T. Flea Car (voice)
Joe Ranft - Red / Jerry Recycled Batteries / Peterbilt (voice)
Michael Keaton - Chick Hicks (voice)

Taglines: Gear up...



Details

Official Website: Buena Vista International [Germany] | Disney [Japan] |

Release Date: 9 June 2006



Box Office Details

Budget: $120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $60,119,509 (USA) (11 June 2006) (3985 Screens)

Gross: $461,981,126 (Worldwide)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
The city Mack is seen driving through after leaving the track seems to be Nashville, Tennessee, considering most of the roads on the signs pass through Nashville. It's also probable Mack would drive through Nashville on Interstate 40 after leaving Bristol (which MSS is based on).

Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: After Lightning chases down a truck and discovers it is not Mac, he wants to get back to the Interstate. At a first glance it may seem as if he turns and goes back the way he came (to the Interstate), but arrives to Radiator Springs. However, a closer look reveals that he makes a U-turn after turning right (to watch the truck leave), which means that eventually he went left on the T-junction (possibly becoming confused in the dark), instead of going back.

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.



User Review

Pixar has done it again.

Rating: 10/10

I had my doubts. I knew that Pixar would fail this time around. No way were they going to pull this off for a seventh time.

I was very, very wrong.

I went to see a special screening of "Cars" a few weeks ago, and this movie blew me away. The animation is gorgeous, the story brings a smile to your face, and you can't help falling in love with all of the colorful characters. It definitely has that genuine Pixar "heart" that you rarely see in any other CGI film. At first I thought the movie would be centered around a lot of NASCAR-like racing, but it really wasn't, much to my surprise (and pleasure). This movie is definite Pixar gold. I absolutely loved it.

Although I don't want to give any spoilers away, I will say that my favorite scene would have to be when Mater drags McQueen out to do a bit of "Tractor Tipping". The whole theater was filled with laughter. Heck, it even got some laughs out of me, which is rare when it comes to a kid's movie.

Be there on opening night. This is movie is worth all of your time and money.




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