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Cars (film)

Lightning McQueen

Cars is a 2006 animated feature film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is set in a world populated entirely by anthropomorphized cars and other vehicles.

Written and directed by John Lasseter and Joe Ranft.'s got that new movie smell. Taglines


[First lines]
Lightning McQueen: [inhales, breathes] Okay. Here we go, focus. Speed. I am speed.
[Screen shows a pack of cars racing, cut to black.]
Lightning McQueen: One winner, fourty-two losers. I eat losers for breakfast.
[Screen shows Lightning's tire spinning, cut to black.]
Lightning McQueen: Breakfast? Wait, maybe I should have had breakfast? A little breaky could be good for me -- No, no, no, stay focused -- Speed.
[Screen shows another pack of cars racing, cut to black.]
Lightning McQueen: I'm faster than fast, quicker than quick. I am Lightning!
Mack: [from outside, knocks] Hey, Lightning! Ya ready?
[The trailer opens up.]
Lightning McQueen: Oh, yeah. Lightning's ready.

Chick Hicks: Hey, Lightning! Yo! McQueen! Seriously, that was some pretty darn nice racin' out there. By me! [he and his crew laugh]
Chick's crew: Zinger!
Chick Hicks: Welcome to the Chick era, baby! The Piston Cup? It's mine, dude. It's mine. Hey, how do you think I'll look in Dinoco Blue? [pauses] Dinoco Blue! Ah ha ha ha!
Lightning McQueen: In your dreams, Thunder.
Hicks: Yeah, well..."Thunder"? What's he talking about, "Thunder"?
McQueen: Oh, you know, because 'Thunder' always comes after Lightning! Ka-ping! Ka-pow!
Chick Hicks: Who here knew about the thunder thing?
Chick's crew: I didn't.

Lightning McQueen: [Waking up in the Radiator Springs impound] Oh, boy...oh...where am I...?
[Lightning's vision focuses, Mater is in front of him]
Mater: Mornin', Sleepin' Beauty!
[Lightning shrieks, he laughs]
Mater: Boy, I was wonderin' when you was gonna wake up.
Lightning McQueen: Take whatever you want! Just don't hurt me! [Realizes his tire has a parking boot on it] A parking boot? [stammers] Why do I have a parking boot on?! What's going on here?! Please!
Mater: [chuckles] You're funny, I like you already. My name's Mater.
Lightning McQueen: [pauses] Mater.
Mater: Yeah, like "tuh-mater", but without the "tuh". What's your name?
Lightning McQueen: Y-You don't know my name?
Mater:, I know your name. Is your name Mater too?
Lightning McQueen: What? Look, I need to get to California as fast as possible. Where am I?
McQueen: Where am I?
Mater: Where are ya? Shoot! You're in Radiator Springs, the cutest little town in Carburetor County.
Lightning McQueen: [disgustedly] Oh, great. Just great!
Mater: Well, you think that's great, you should see the rest of the town.
Lightning McQueen: [brightening up] You know...I'd love to see the rest of the town! So if you could just open the gate, take this boot off, you and me, we go cruisin', check out the local scene...
Mater: Dadgum!
Lightning McQueen: How'd That Be Tuhmater?
Mater: Cool! [Starts to press the button to open the gate]
Sheriff: MATER! [drives up to him] What did I tell you about talkin' to the accused?
[Lightning frowns.]
Mater: To not to.
Sheriff: [opens the gate] Well, quit yer yappin' and tow this delinquent road hazards to traffic court.
Mater: Well, we'll talk later, Mater. [Drives over to Lightning's backside and chuckles] Haha. "Later, Mater." That's funny!
[He hooks up to Lightning's bumper, Lightning shrieks.]

[Lightning McQueen is on trial for ripping up much of Radiator Springs' main street.]
Sheriff: The Radiator Springs Traffic Court will come to order!
Ramone: Hey, you scratched my paint! I ought take a blowtorch to you, man!!
Luigi: You broke-a the road! You very bad car!
Fillmore: Fascist!
Sarge: Commie!!
Lightning McQueen: Officer, talk to me, babe. How long is this gonna take? I gotta get to California, pronto.
Sheriff: Where's your lawyer?
Lightning McQueen: Tuh, I don't know. Tahiti maybe. He's got a timeshare there.
Sheriff: When a defendant has no lawyer, the court will assign one to him. Hey! [Silence] Anyone want to be his lawyer?
[All except Mater backs away.]
Mater: Shoot, I'll do it, Sheriff!
[Mater drives over to Lightning, who rolls his eyes and groans.]
Sheriff: All rise! The Honorable Doc Hudson presiding.
[Ramone elevates on his hydraulics to get a better view.]
Luigi: Show-off.
Lizzie: I'm Stinkin. I love Poop, and Desperately Seeking Stanley.
2003 Sheriff: May Doc have mercy on your soul.
[Doc Hudson enters]
Lightning McQueen: [Gasps]
Doc Hudson: All right, I wanna know who's responsible for wrecking my town, Sheriff. I want his hood on a platter! I'm gonna put him in jail 'til he rots. No, check that... I'm gonna put him in jail 'til the jail rots on top of him, then I'm gonna move him to a new jail and let that jail rot. I'm - [finally spots Lightning] Throw him outta here, Sheriff. I want him out of my courtroom, I want him out of our town! Case dismissed.
Lightning McQueen: Yes!
Mater: Boy, I'm pretty good at this lawyerin' stuff!

Lightning McQueen: FREEDOM!
Mater: [Doc Hudson glares at him] Maybe I should've uh...hooked him up to Bessie and then uh... then took the boot off.
Lightning McQueen: [Driving away from Radiator Springs] Woo Hoo! Goodbye Radiator Springs and goodbye Bessie! California, here I come! [Continues speeding away] Oh feel that wind... Yes! [Engine begins to sputter] No... no... no no no. Outta gas? How could I be out of gas?!? [Stops right in front of the Sheriff and Sally Carrera]
Sheriff: [Chuckles] Boy, we ain't as dumb as you think we are.
Lightning McQueen: Bu-bu-but... but hhhhow did-?
Sally Carrera: We siphoned your gas while you were passed out. Kachow! [Does Lightning's bid maneuver]

Lightning McQueen: Psst! Psst! Hey! Hey, hey, hey! I know how to get to the Interstate!
Minny: Oh, do ya?
Van: Minny, no.
Lightning McQueen: Yeah, yeah, yeah. No, not really. But listen. I'm Lightning McQueen, the famous racecar. I'm being held heren against my will. And I need you to call my team, so they can rescue me, and get me to California in time for me to win The Piston Cup. Do you understand?
[Long pause, they blink their headlights and leave.]
Lightning McQueen: Nonononono! No, It's the truth! I'm telling you! You gotta help me!! DON'T LEAVE ME HERE!! I'M IN HILLBILLY HELL!! MY IQ'S DROPPING BY THE SECOND!!! I'M BECOMING ONE OF THEEEEM!!!!!

[Lightning McQueen has just seen Doc Hudson's driving and follows him back to his shop]
McQueen: Doc, hold it! Seriously, your driving's incredible!
Doc: [sarcastically] Wonderful. Now go away.
McQueen: Hey, I mean it. You've still got it!
Hudson: I'm asking you to leave.
McQueen: Come on. I'm a racecar, you're... well a much older racecar, but under the hood, you and I are the same.
Doc: We are NOT the same! Understand? Now, get out!
McQueen: How could a car like you quit at the top of your game?!
Doc: [shocked] You think I quit? [shows Lightning an old newspaper]
McQueen: Right... your big wreck in '54...
Doc: They quit on me. When I finally got put together, I went back expecting a big welcome. Know what they said? "You're history." Moved on to the next rookie standing in line. [defeated] There was a lot left in me. I just never got a chance to show 'em. I keep that to remind me never to go back. I just never expected that that world would... would find me here.
McQueen: Hey Doc, I'm wasn't like any of them.
Doc: Really?
McQueen: Really, I wasn't!
Doc: When was the last time you cared about something except yourself, hot rod? You named me one time, and I will take it all back. [Lightning looks defeated since he can't think about the last time he never cared for someone else; Doc nods knowingly] Uh-huh. I didn't think so. These are good folk around here, who care about one another. I don't want them depending on someone they can't count on.
McQueen: [shocked and disgusted] Oh, like you? You've been here for how long, and your friends don't even know eveything about you? Who's caring about only himself?
Doc: [angrily] Just finish that road and get outta here! [drives away while Lighting glares at him]

[Having discovered Doc's real identity as the Fabulous Hudson Hornet, Lightning McQueen desperately tries to convince the rest of the gang about it but they had no idea of Doc's past because Doc never told them about his past life as a racecar like him]
Lightning McQueen: No no no no, it's true! He's a real racing legend. He's the Fabulous Hudson Hornet!
Flo: Fabulous? I've never seen Doc drive more than 20 miles an hour. I mean, have you ever seen him race?
McQueen: No, but I wish I could. They say that he was amazing. He won three Piston Cups!
Mater: [spits out oil that he's drinking] He did WHAT in his cup?!

[The folks of Radiator Springs (Except Doc) are sad that Lightning McQueen left without saying goodbye after fixing the main road.]
Mater: He's done? He must've finished it while we was all sleepin'.
Doc Hudson: Good riddance. [turns around and drives off]
Flo: He's gone?
Sarge: Well, we didn't want him to miss that race of his. [Sally Carrera drives off sadly.]
Ramone: [hears the Sheriff sniffling] Oh, Sheriff dude, are you crying?
Sheriff: [angrily] No, I'm happy! I don't have to watch him every second of the day anymore! I'm glad he's gone! [Red speeds away crying, upset at the Sheriff's remarks and knocks down a stack of tires]
Lightning McQueen: [appearing out of nowhere] What's wrong with Red?
Mater: [completely oblivious to Lightning's presence, while everyone gasps] Oh, he's just sad 'cause you left town and went to your big race to win the Piston Cup that you always dreamed about your whole life, an' get that big ol' sponsor, and that fancy helicopter you was talkin' about. ... [gasps] Wait a minute! [everyone (except Sheriff) laughs] I knew you wouldn't leave without saying goodbye!

Lightning McQueen: This organic fuel is great! Why haven't I heard about it?
Fillmore: It's a conspiracy, man! The oil companies have got a grip on the Government! They're feeding us a bunch of lies, man!
McQueen: Okay, I'll take a case!

[when the media finally tracks down Lightning McQueen at Radiator Springs, Mack gestures him to Harv on speaker]
Harv: Kid, I'm over here!
Lightning McQueen: How you doin', buddy?
Harv: My star client disappears off the face of the earth! How do you think I'm doing?
McQueen: Harv, I can explain.
Harv: I'm doing great! You're everywhere, baby! Radio, TV, the papers! You can't buy this kind of publicity! What do you need me for? That's just a figure of speech, by the way. You signed a contract. Where are you? I can't even find you on my GPS.
McQueen: I'm in this little town called Radiator Springs. You know Route 66? It's still here!
Harv: Yeah, that's great, kid. Playtime is over, pal. While the world's been trying to find you, Dinoco has had no one to woo. Who are they gonna woo?
McQueen: Chick!
Harv: Bingo. In fact, check out what's on the plasma right now. [shows news report]
Cameramen: Show us the thunder!
Chick: You want thunder? You want thunder? Ka-chicka, ka-chicka! Ka-chicka!
McQueen: Hey, that's my bit!
Harv: You've gotta get to Cali, pronto! Just get out of Radiation Stinks now, or Dinoco is history, you hear me?
McQueen: Just give me a second here, Harv.
Harv: No, no, no, wait. Where are goin'. Get in the trailer, baby. Kid! You want, you want a bigger trailer?
McQueen: Sally, I...I want you to... Look, I wish...Ahhhh.
Sally: Thank you. Thanks for everything.
McQueen: Ah. Haha. It just a road.
Sally: No. It was much more than that.
Mack: Hey, kid! We gotta go. Harv's goin' crazy! He's gonna have me fired if I don't get you in the truck right now!
McQueen: Mack, just... hold it for...
Sally: You should go.
McQueen: I know, but...
Sally: Good luck in California. I hope you find what you're looking for.

Lightning McQueen: [sees Radiator Springs crew at the pit stop] Guys, you're here! I can't believe this!
Doc Hudson: I knew you needed a crew chief, but I didn't know it was this bad.
McQueen: I thought you said you'd never come back.
Hudson: Well, I really didn't have a choice. Mater didn't get to say goodbye.
Mater: [yelling into the microphone] GOODBYE!!! Okay, I'm good.

[Lightning McQueen and Doc Hudson racing at Willy's Butte]
Lightning McQueen: Not today, old man. I know all your tricks. [Doc suddenly swerves off the track; McQueen looks for him] Doc! Doc?
Doc Hudson: [jumping over Lightning's head and back onto the track] Yee-hah! Not all my tricks, rookie!

[Last lines, after the credits]

Minny: [she and Van are lost in a desert] Oh, for the love of Chrysler! Can we PLEASE ask someone for directions?!
Van: [deranged] No! there's an on-ramp close! I KNOW it!! I can FEEL it!!! [laughs crazily]



  • Ahhh... it's got that new movie smell.
  • The Brand New 2006.
  • It's not the destination. It's the journey.
  • Gear up.
  • A race car in a place where there's no pit crew... only Route 66 residents.
  • Life is a Journey, Enjoy the Trip.
  • Start your engines.
  • Our cars speak for themselves.

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