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Review: Winning spark not quite there for delightful 'Cars'
Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) has reason to be cocky in the animated comedy "Cars." Still a rookie race car, he's on his way to winning the coveted Piston Cup and plans to take advantage of all the perks that come with a championship.Over the season, he has fired pit crews and crew chiefs, and he ignores any advice. When his arrogance and lack of advice from the sidelines cause him to finish the race in a three-way tie with The King (voice of Richard Petty) and Chick Hicks (voice of Michael Keaton), a tie-breaker race is set for the next week on the West Coast. The King tries to get Lightning to listen to a little friendly advice, but he'd rather do like the outspoken Chick Hicks and not share any glory. In the back of his custom semi truck Mack (voice of John Ratzenberger), Lightning dreams of his big win, ignoring the pleas of Mack, who wants to stop and rest. When Mack dozes on the road, local hot rods start harassing the big red machine, and the back of the semi accidentally opens. Lightning wakes up in the middle of Interstate 40, not sure which way Mack has gone, but he thinks he sees the back of the truck off the highway. The red roadster quickly discovers he is lost, and it's not a prank. He's speeding through a sleepy town when the local sheriff (voice of Oklahoma author and Route 66 expert Michael Wallis) tries to stop him. In the chase, Lightning ruins the two-lane highway running through the middle of town. Awakened in the morning, he's got a boot on his front tire, and he must appear before Doc, a 1951 Hudson Hawk (voice of Paul Newman) and the town's leader. Lightning, race or not, is required to fix the street he damaged. He's helped by Mater the tow truck (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) and a wheezy highway repair machine.
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