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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.

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Cast

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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From this moment, everything will change. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cars 3 See more »

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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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Trivia

Thomasville Motor Speedway is named after Herb Thomas, who drove the original Fabulous Hudson Hornet. Doc Hudson's crew chief, Smokey, is named after Thomas' crew chief, Henry "Smokey" Yunick. See more »

Goofs

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. See more »

Quotes

Sterling: [to Lightning McQueen] Movie deals, infomercial, product endorsements. You think you're famous now?
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Sterling: You'll be rich beyond belief.
Lightning McQueen: Mr. Sterling, what is this about?
Sterling: Your legacy. Every time you lose... you damage yourself. I'm sorry. Your racing days are coming to an end.
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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

Run That Race
Written, Performed and Produced by Dan Auerbach
Engineered by M. Allen Parker
Mixed by Dan Auerbach and M. Allen Parker
Dan Auerbach appears courtesy of Nonesuch Records, a label of the Warner Music Group
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A flawed, yet decent film
22 August 2018 | by OlicosmicSee all my reviews

After the dumbness that was Cars 2, it really seemed like this franchise was on its way out, and some people were happy with it that way, as the first one was already a strange concept, but unlike Cars 2, the first one felt right at home with the other masterpieces by Pixar. This movie, while it is definitely a massive step up from Cars 2, isn't quite up to speed to make the Cars franchise as good as other ones from Pixar. This movie, ultimately, is just okay. I saw many negative reviews for this film and I don't nessecarily agree with them, as this is still an adequate Pixar film and it's no where near there worst, but I also don't agree with those that gives this movie 9s or 10s out of 10, because this film is no where near as exciting as other Pixar films. The story in this film is poignant and surprisingly well written, considering that Cars 2s story was just dumb across the board. But the fact that this film goes back to being heart wrenching and involving really shows that Pixar has learned from their mistakes and I applaud them for that. The visuals are absolutely gorgeous as they are crisp, colorful, and well detailed. However, while all this sounds well and good, the main problem with this film that keeps it from being anything great is the pacing. This movie, despite it conveying a great message, as well as looking and sounding nice, can take a while to get exciting. It drags on so damn long in the first act and ultimately becomes more boring rather than engaging, which is a shame, considering that the story, like I said, is great. This film also reuses some of the same aspects of the first film, which can seem a bit lazy. Overall, this film can feel dull at times and is not as exciting as I wish it was. However, despite all that, this film is still decent enough for me to recommend to fans of this franchise, but for everyone else, this movie may or may not be for you. Overall, despite it being a bit rough around the edges, this is still a decent film, albeit flawed.


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