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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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 2017 (Netherlands) See more »

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Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,688,680, 18 June 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$152,901,115

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$383,889,151
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Pixar's third follow-up film to have a different director from the previous films in the franchise, after Toy Story 3 (2010) and Monsters Universiteit (2013). See more »

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Cruz Ramirez: [to McQueen] I am so excited to train you. I like a challenge.
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Cruz Ramirez: I call you, my senior project.
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Stalled in pit lane....
19 June 2017 | by stazzaSee all my reviews

As a huge supporter and fan of the first CARS film, and not caring at all for the 2nd, this one was phoned in, lacked the "SOUL" and interest of the original. The parts are there, the deep drama and personal problems but it failed to flow. Just plodded along from thing to thing until the big climax ending. The ending was fine, but I have zero desire to ever watch this again, and won't be buying the disc, and WILL be watching the original again to re-feel everything that was missing here.

And it is almost too deep for kids. Lots of talk about life and retiring from it, and not lots of kid style hijinks.

It looked great and had a story, but felt like a cash grab --- or that all the original PIXAR writers were not involved.


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