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

Directors:

John Lasseter, Joe Ranft (co-director)

Writers:

John Lasseter (original story by), Joe Ranft (original story by) | 7 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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)
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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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Certificate:

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Trivia

Besides being named after the famous auditorium in Denver (and the former U.S. president), Fillmore Bus's name is also a pun-reference to his always inviting other vehicles to "fill up" with organic fuel. See more »

Goofs

It is announced at the beginning of the Dinoco 400 that Chick Hicks has never managed to beat The King, even though he ties in points with him and McQueen in the season. Apparently, the announcers meant that Chick never won the Cup (which is true), and not that he never won an individual race. In fact, the announcers' exact words were: "And as always in the second place spot we find Chick Hicks." This can be interpreted either way. 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

Text reading "Celebrating 20 Years" is attached to the opening Pixar logo. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 3D version, as well as the 2013 DVD & Blu-ray releases, replaced the Disney logo and its music cue with the more elaborate current logo. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Coming Soon (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Our Town
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by James Taylor
Produced by Randy Newman
Recorded by Frank Wolf and Frank Filipetti
Mixed by Frank Wolf
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Cars is great!
13 June 2006 | by dirtygordySee all my reviews

I'm a man (71). I took my son (40) and my granddaughter (10) to see "Cars". It was wonderful exciting entertainment for all our ages. I grew up with the old cars and have traveled Route 66 a few times so I was able to relate to the story and talk about the old times after the movie with the younger kids. My son and his daughter love NASCAR so they got a lot from the movie. The scenery though computer modified and generated was beautiful and true to the area portrayed. There is so much going on that this is one movie I want to see again. I have more grandkids, I think I'll have a valid excuse to go once more. Please!, if you see this movie remain seated until the very end of the credits, you are in for a treat.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Japanese | Yiddish

Release Date:

9 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Route 66 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,119,509, 11 June 2006

Gross USA:

$244,082,982

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$461,991,867
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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