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Cars 2 (2011)

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Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.

Directors:

John Lasseter, Bradford Lewis (co-director) (as Brad Lewis)

Writers:

John Lasseter (original story by), Bradford Lewis (original story by) (as Brad Lewis) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry the Cable Guy ... Mater (voice)
Owen Wilson ... Lightning McQueen (voice)
Michael Caine ... Finn McMissile (voice)
Emily Mortimer ... Holley Shiftwell (voice)
Eddie Izzard ... Sir Miles Axlerod (voice)
John Turturro ... Francesco Bernoulli (voice)
Brent Musburger ... Brent Mustangburger (voice)
Joe Mantegna ... Grem (voice)
Thomas Kretschmann ... Professor Z (voice)
Peter Jacobson ... Acer (voice)
Bonnie Hunt ... Sally (voice)
Darrell Waltrip ... Darrell Cartrip (voice)
Franco Nero ... Uncle Topolino (voice)
David Hobbs ... David Hobbscap (voice)
Patrick Walker Patrick Walker ... Mel Dorado (voice)
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Storyline

The famous race car Lightning McQueen and his team are invited to compete in the World Grand Prix race. There, McQueen's best friend Mater finds himself involved in international espionage, and alongside two professional British spies attempts to uncover a secret plan led by a mysterious mastermind and his criminal gang, which threatens the lives of all competitors in the tournament. Written by MadMovieManiac

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Taglines:

Going where no car has gone before. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

A sign appears in Tokyo showing a car version of Lotso Huggin' Bear from Toy Story 3 (2010). See more »

Goofs

When Mater, Finn and Holley are in the jet, the lines on the carpet between Finn and Holley change between shots (before the hologram is seen). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Leland Turbo: [speaking into a video recorder] This is agent Leeland Turbo. I have a flash transmission for agent Finn McMissile. Finn, my cover's been compromised. Everything's gone pear-shaped. You won't believe what I've found out here. This is bigger than anything we've ever seen. And no one even knows it exists. Finn, I need backup. But don't call the cavalry, it could blow the operation. And be careful! It's not safe out here!
[sees something offscreen, gets alarmed]
Leland Turbo: Transmitting my coords ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

In the beginning of the credits, the story of Mater and Lightning's trip around the world is told through pastel-like, mildly animated postcard pictures. See more »

Alternate Versions

The theatrical release has the Pixar logo as a "25th Anniversary" variant. When the lamp looks at us, the text fades out. Then, the rest of the logo fades out. When it does that, the text "CELEBRATING" fades in. The text "25 YEARS" fades in also. The text "25" is bigger than usual, and the text "YEARS" is below "25". The text "CELEBRATING" fades out. The text "25 YEARS" fades out. The text "CELEBRATING 25 YEARS" is similar to the text "CELEBRATING 75 YEARS" in the 75th Anniversary of the 20th Century Fox logo. Sadly, only theatrical releases used this logo, while DVDs and TV airings used the standard logo instead. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Night Terrors (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Polyrhythm
Written by Yasutaka Nakata
Performed by Perfume
Courtesy of Amuse Inc.
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User Reviews

 
Not As Good As the First But Still Good.
17 February 2014 | by cayers4042See all my reviews

I know I'm WAY late on this by over a year. Overall I liked it. Loved a lot of the new characters, especially Finn McMissile and the arrogant Italian car guy (whatever his name was). Liked Raoue Carole as well. I just had two major pet peeves with it: it focused on Mater. Mater already had his own little spin-off of "Mater's Tall Tales" which I love. A movie centered on him just didn't do it for me. Had it been on Lightning (like the first one) or any other character I would have been okay. It may have to do with the fact that I'm no Mater fan. My second beef was Doc Hudson wasn't in it. I know why, I understand wanting to honor Paul Newman (whom I adored), hate to sound callous, but the show goes on. If he ended up with a different voice then so be it. Better yet, he could have been in it for a few seconds, and just not say anything at all. Fillmore's voice actor passed and he was still in it so to me there was no excuse not to have Doc in it. My two cents, of course.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese | Italian | French

Release Date:

24 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,135,507, 26 June 2011

Gross USA:

$191,452,396

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$559,852,396
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2.39 : 1
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