Cars (film)

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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

Sally Carrera

  • [upon accidentally showing her pinstripe tattoo to Lightning] Oh, you saw that?
  • Don't you big city racecars ever just take a drive?
  • Come on! You got it! You got it stickers!
  • You know, Mater trusts you.
  • I think he knows.

Chick Hicks

  • The Piston Cup? I'ts mine, dude.
  • Wow McQueen, that must've been really embarassing. But I wouldn't worry about it... because I didn't do it!
  • Hey McQueen... eat your heart out.
  • McQueen, seriously, that was some pretty darn nice racing out me! Welcome to the Chick Era, baby!
  • You want thunder? You want Thunder?! Ka-chicka! Ka-chicka! Ka– chicka!

Darrell Cartrip

  • Bob, my oil pressure's through the roof right now! If this race gets any more exciting, they're gonna have to tow me out of the booth!!
  • Boogety-boogety-boogety let's go racing boys!

Doc Hudson

  • All right, I want to know who's responsible for wrecking my town. I want his hood on a platter. I'm going to put him in jail till he rots. Ooh, check that, I'm going to put him in jail till the jail rots on top of him, then I'm going to move him to a new jail and let that jail rot. I'm...[Sees McQueen]...Throw him out of here, Sheriff. I want him out of my courtroom, I want him out of our town. Case dismissed!
  • You drive like you fix roads... lousy!
  • Was that floatin' like a Cadillac, or was that stingin' like a Beemer? I'm confused. (Mater laughs)
  • I didn't come all this way just to see you quit.
  • These are good folk around here, who care about one another. I don't want them putting their trust in someone they can't count on.
  • If you can drive as well as you can fix a road, then you can win this race with your eyes shut. Now get back out there!
  • Hot snot! We are back in business!
  • Guido - it's time.
  • I knew you needed a crew chief, but I didn't know it was this bad.


  • Fly away, Stanley. Be free!
  • Respect the classics, man! It`s Hendrix!
  • How 'bout some organic fuel?
  • What you really need is a sweet taste of my homemade organic fuel.
  • I'm tellin' ya, man, every third blink is slower.
  • I'm not the only one seeing this, right?
  • You know some automotive yoga can really lower your RPMs, Man.
  • There's a lot of love out there, you know man?


  • And it is such an honor to be your agent, it almost hurts me to take ten percent of your winnings. And merchandising. And ancillary rights in perpetuity.
  • My star client disappears off the face of the Earth? How do you think I'm doing?... 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.


  • [McQueen mentions that he's a race car] Excuse me, did you say that you are a race car? I have followed racing, my entire life. My whole life! [McQueen tells him his name] Lightning McQueen! I must scream it to the world, my excitement from the top of some place very high! Do you know many Ferrari's? [McQueen tells him he's in the Piston Cup] Luigi follow only the Ferraris.
  • No, no, no, no — you will have your chance, Guido, (angrily) you will have your chance!
  • Guido! There is a real Michael Schumacher Ferrari in my store! A real Ferrari! Punch me, Guido! Punch me in the face! This is the most glorious day of my life!
  • You buy one tire and Luigi give you seven snow tires absolutely free!


Guido: Pit stop? [One of his only English phrases]
Guido: Okay!
Guido: Vai-Vai!
Jay Limo: I don't know what's harder to find: Lightning McQueen, or a crew chief that will work with him.
Governator: Lightning McQueen must be found at all costs!
Fred (rusty old car): Lightning McQueen knows my name!
Fred (rusty old car): Mario Andretti knows my name!
Junior: I just hope Lightning's okay. I'd hate to see anything bad happen to him!
Ferrari (to Guido at end, after Luigi fainted): Wow. Spero che il tuo amico si riprenda; mi dicono che siete fantastici. ("I hope your friend recovers; they tell me that you guys are fantastic.") (faints)
Sarge: Take a car wash, hippie.
RV at second race: well, dip me in axel grease and call me slick! It surely is!!


Chick Hicks: The Piston Cup? It's mine, dude! Hey fellas, how do you think I'll look in Dinoco Blue? [pauses] Dinoco Blue! Ah ha ha ha!
Lightning McQueen: In your dreams, Thunder.
Chick Hicks: Yeah, well..."Thunder"? What's he talking about, "Thunder"?
Lightning McQueen: Oh, you know, because 'Thunder' always comes after Lightning! Ka-chow!

Boost: [upon spotting a sleepy Mack] Hey yo, DJ!
DJ: What up?
Boost: We got ourselves a nodder!

Filmore: [looking at a stoplight blinking yellow] I'm tellin' ya, man, every third blink is slower.
Sarge: The '60s weren't good to you, were they?

Rust-eze Brothers: Ladies and Gentlemen, Lightning McQueen!
[A spotlight is shone on Lightning. A long pause]
Mack[off in the distance]: Free Bird!
Lightning McQueen: [without enthusiasm] You know, the Rust-eze Medicated Bumper Ointment team ran a good race today. And remember, with a little Rust-eze [aside: and an insane amount of luck], you too can look like me. Ka-chow.

Rusty Rust-eze: Don't drive like my brother!
Dusty Rust-eze: Don't drive like my brother!

Lizzie: There's only one person who could do that job, and that's Big Al.
Ramone: Lizzie, Big Al left like 15 years ago.
Lizzie: Then why are you bringing him up, you lemon?

[Mater is tricked into almost letting Lightning out of the carpound until the Sheriff shows up.]
Sheriff: Mater! What did I tell you about talking to the accused?
Tow Mater: [sheepishly] To not to.

Tow Mater: Whee-hoo! I'm the first one on the new road! Oh-ho! [wobbling as he drives down the sloppy-looking "new" road] It rides purty smooth. [continues wobbling)
Sally Carrera: It looks awful.
Lightning McQueen: Well, it matches the rest of the town.
[Red goes off crying behind a wall]

Lightning McQueen: [desperately trying to convince the rest of the gang that Doc was the Fabulous Hudson Hornet] Did you know Doc was a famous race car?
[Everybody doesn't believe him and start snickering.]
Sheriff: Doc? Our Doc?
Sarge: Not Doc Hudson.
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?
Lightning McQueen: No, but I wish I could. They say that he was amazing. He won three Piston Cups!
Tow Mater: [spits out oil that he's drinking] He did what in his cup?

Lightning McQueen: I'm a precision instrument of speed and aerodynamics!!
Tow Mater: You hurt your what?

Sarge: Will you turn that disrespectful junk off?!
Filmore: Respect the classics, man. It's Hendrix!

Sally Carrera: Hey there, Mater!
Tow Mater: Howdy, Sally!
Sally Carrera: Hi folks.
Everyone: Morning Sally!
Lightning McQueen: You know her?
Tow Mater: She's the town attorney...and my fiancée.
Lightning McQueen: What?
Tow Mater: I'm just kiddin'. She just likes me for my body.

Lightning McQueen: [after revving his engine in front of Sally] Did I scare you?
Tow Mater: Well a little bit, but I'll be alright.

Lightning McQueen: [on being ordered by Doc Hudson to pull Bessie in order to fix Radiator Springs' road as punishment] Whoa, whoa, whoa, how long is this gonna take?
Doc Hudson: Well, if a fella does it right, it should take him about five days.
Lightning McQueen: Five days? But I should be in California shmoozing Dinoco right now!
Doc Hudson: Then if I were you, I'd quit yappin' and start workin'! Hook him up, Mater!
Tow Mater: Okey-dokey! [struggles with getting the clamp off Lightning's left front tire, but successfully removes the clamp, allowing Lightning to speed off into the distance]
Lightning McQueen: Freedom!
Doc: [Watches McQueen speed away, and then glares at Mater]
Tow Mater: [After a long pause] Uh... Maybe I should've uh...hooked him up to Bessie...and then uh...then took the boot off. Yeah.

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! Out of gas?! How could I be out of gas?! [Stops right in front of Sheriff and Sally]
Sheriff: [Chuckles] Boy, we ain't as dumb as you think we are.
Lightning McQueen: Bu-bu-but... but how did...?
Sally: We siphened your gas while you were passed out. Kachow! [Does Lightning's bid maneuver]
Lightning McQueen: [Irritated from light in his windsheild] Ow! Ow! Ow! Ow! [Huffs in defeat]

Lightning McQueen: [about Red, who just ran away after McQueen asked a favor of him] Where's he going?
Tow Mater: Oh, he's just a little bit shy, and he hates you for killin' his flowers.

Doc Hudson: [about how McQueen can make the tight turn at Willy's Butte] I'll put it simple. If you're going hard enough left, you'll find yourself turning right.
Lightning McQueen: Oh, right. That makes perfect sense. Turn right to go left. Yes, thank you! Or should I say, no, thank you! Because in Opposite World, maybe that really means thank you. [drives off, spraying dust in Doc's face] Crazy grandpa car.

[Lightning McQueen is creating another road after the sloppy one he previously made]
Lightning McQueen: [mockingly] "Turn right to go left!!" Hey, Guess what?! I tried it, and this crazy thing happened: I went right!
Lizzy: If you keep talking to yourself, people will think you're crazy!
Lightning McQueen: Thanks for the tip.
Lizzy: What? I wasn't talking to you!

Tow Mater: I knowed I made a good choice!
Lightning McQueen: In what?
Tow Mater: My best friend.

[A herd of tractors is heading towards the town.]
Ramone: Oh man, the paint's still wet!
[Red moves in front of the statue and blows his airhorn, causing some of the tractors to rear up on themselves, while others go elsewhere.]
Luigi: No no no no, get out of the store! Hey! Don't eat the radial! Here, take-a the snow tire.
[A tractor is seen behind Lightning chasing Fillmore and being chased by Sarge while Sheriff is trying to round up the tractors.]
Sheriff: Mater!
Tow Mater: I wasn't tractor tippin'!
Sheriff: Then where did all of these gull-dern tractors come from?!
Fillmore: Whoa! Whoa boy! Whoa!
Lightning McQueen: Hey, hey guys. There's one going this way. I got it.[goes off and follows the one tractor.]

[Lightning McQueen finally got his chance to see Doc Hudson in action at Willy's Butte, but Doc just drives back to his clinic with Lightning following behind.]
Lightning McQueen: Doc, hold it! Seriously, your driving's incredible!
Doc Hudson: Wonderful. Now go away.
Lightning McQueen: Hey, I mean it. You've still got it!
Doc Hudson: I'm asking you to leave.
Lightning McQueen: Come on. I'm a racecar, you're...a much older racecar, but under the hood, you and I are the same.
Doc Hudson: We are not the same! Understand?! Now get out!
Lightning McQueen: How could a car like you quit at the top of your game?
Doc Hudson: [shocked] You think I quit? [Shows Lightning an old newspaper]
Lightning McQueen: Right...your big wreck in '54...
Doc Hudson: 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. 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.
Lightning McQueen: Hey Doc, I'm not them.
Doc Hudson: Really?
Lightning McQueen: No, I'm not.
Doc Hudson: When was the last time you cared about anything except yourself, Hot Rod? You name me one time, and I will take it all back. [Lightning looks defeated since he can't think about the last time he cared for someone else] 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.
Lightning McQueen: Oh, like you? You've been here for how long, and your friends don't even know who you are? Who's caring about only himself?!
Doc Hudson: Just finish that road and get outta here!

[The folks of Radiator Springs are sad that Lightning McQueen left without saying goodbye after fixing the main road.]
Tow Mater: He must've finished it while we was asleep.
Doc Hudson: [coldly] Good riddance. [drives off]
Flo: He's...gone?
Sarge: Well, we wouldn't want him to miss that race of his, would we?
[Sally drives off sadly.]
Ramone: [hears the Sheriff sniffling] Oh 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 Lightning's apparent departure]
Lightning McQueen: [appearing out of the blue] What's wrong with Red?
Tow Mater: [completely oblivious to Lightning's presence, while everyone gasps] Oh, he's just sad 'cause you left town and gone off to that big race to win your Piston Cup that you always dreamed of an' get that big fancy sponsorship you was talkin' about. [long pause] Wait a minute! I knew you wouldn't leave without sayin' goodbye! [Everyone laughs]

Lightning McQueen: This organic fuel is great! Why haven't I heard of 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!
Lightning McQueen: Yeah, well...I'll take a case!

Lightning McQueen: [surprised that the Fabulous Hudson Hornet came all the way to Los Angeles with the rest of the gang] Guys, you're here!
Doc Hudson: I knew you needed a crew chief, but I didn't know it was this bad.
Lightning McQueen: I thought you said you wouldn't come back.
Doc Hudson: Well, I didn't really have a choice; Mater didn't get to say goodbye.
Tow Mater: [shouting into Doc's microphone] Goodbyyyeee! Okay, I'm good. [Lightning chuckles]

Lightning McQueen: You're not Mack!
Truck: Mack!? I ain't no Mack. I'm a Peterbilt, for dang sake! Turn on your lights, you moron!

Spoiler warning: Plot, ending, or solution details follow.
[Lightning McQueen and Doc Hudson racing at Willy's Butte]
Doc Hudson: Well, you sure ain't no dirt-boy.
Lightning McQueen: Not today, old man. I know all your tricks.
[Doc suddenly swerves off the track.]
Lightning McQueen: [looking for Doc] Doc! Doc?
Doc Hudson: [flies over Lightning] Yeee-haaa! Not all my tricks, rookie!

[All the main characters are at the Drive-In Theater]
Sign: Toy Car Story
Woody: You...are...a...toyyyy...carrrrrr!
Buzz Lightyear: You are a sad, strange little Wagon. You have my pity. Farewell!
Woody: Oh yeah? Well, good riddance, ya loony!
Hamm: I hate to break up the road rally, guys, but: they're here! Birthday guests at 3 o'clock!
Mack: Oh boy! Whoever does the voice of that piggy truck, I'm tellin' you, he's one great actor!
Sign: Monster Trucks Inc.
Mike: We're banished, genius! Stuck out here in this wasteland without chains!
Sulley: But Mike, the Boomobile is in trouble! She needs our help!
Mike: You're still not listening! [Looks behind Sulley, who turns around]
Abominable Snowplow: Welcome to the Himalayas! Snow Cone?
Mack: Oh boy! That Abominable Snowplow is quite the comic thespian.
Sign: A Bug's Life
Flik: Circus cars?! How can you be circus cars?!
P.T. Flea: These are the lousiest circus cars in the world. And they're gonna make me rich!
Mack: Wait a minute. They're just using the same actor over and over again! What kind of a cut-rate production is this?!

[Van and Minnie are in the middle of the desert, still looking for California]
Minnie: [exhausted] Oh, for the love of Chrysler, Can we please ask someone for directions?
Van: [hysterical] No! There's another ramp close! I know it! I can feel it! (laughing hysterically)

Mater and the Ghostlight

An exclusive animated short included in the Cars DVD.

Lightning McQueen: [cuddling up with Sally at Flo's V8 cafe] Gosh, it sure is a nice night.
Sally Carrera: [sound of oil can falling off] He he, it sure is a nice n-i-g-h-t. [draws Lightning's attention to a Mater-shaped stack of cans with a tow cable at the back]
Lightning McQueen: [chuckles] I sure hope Mater isn't anywhere trying to scare me, because I'll freak out. [Mater jumps down off roof and scares Lightning] Ahhhh! [crashes into stack of cans to reveal Tow Mater sign]
Doc Hudson: [laughs] If only you were that fast on the track, racecar.
Tow Mater: [after scaring Lightning] Woo, buddy! You look like you just seen the Ghostlight!
Sheriff: Mater! [other cars give way to reveal Sheriff] Don't mock the Ghostlight.
Lightning McQueen: What is the Ghostlight anyway?
[Everyone (except Sheriff) gasps and a record scratches in the background]
Sheriff: The Ghostlight is a glowing orb of blue translusive light, that haunts these very parts.
Tow Mater: Ah, don't be too scared buddy, it ain't real.
Sheriff: It is real! [Suspense music plays] It all started on a night like tonight. The songdogs were wailing at the moon off Cadilac range, while the summer winds grew hot. A young couple was headed down this very stretch of Mother Road, when they spotted an unnatural blue glow. And all that was left were two out-of-state license plates. So remember: the one thing that angers the Ghostlight more than anything else, is the sound of clanking metal. [suspense music pauses as Mater is seen trembling with fear.] As you head home tonight, keep an eye out. The Ghostlight could be anywhere... [suspense music climax and ends] Well goodnight! [drives off]
Sally Carrera: Woo, I'm bushed! Goodnight. [drives off]
Everybody else: Goodnight. [they drives off to their places, leaving Mater all alone in the dark.]
Tow Mater: Uh, g'night... [lights go out at Flo's V8]

Tow Mater: The Ghostlight! (starts screaming his head off)
Tow Mater: [At the end of a long chase] Ghostlight...gonna strip my parts...sell em on the computer auction website...

[The rest of the Radiator Springs folks have told Mater that they just played a prank on him the same way he did to them.]
Sheriff: You see son, the only thing to be scared about around here is your own imagination.
Doc Hudson: Yup, that...and the Screamin' Banshee...Well goodnight! [drives off, followed by everyone else, leaving Mater once again in the dark]
Tow Mater: [frightened] The Screamin'...what?

Tow Mater: [to the Screamin' Banshee] You better run, they say there's a Banshee out there tonight, but I ain't seen 'im yet. G'night. [drives off]
Screamin' Banshee: [flabbergasted] Huh?

Cars: the Video Game

A video game-exclusive sequel to the movie of the same name.

Fillmore: So, turn right to go left, right?
Lightning McQueen: Uh, yeah.
Fillmore: Whoa. Deep.

Doc Hudson: You still remember how to handle yourself on dirt?
Lightning McQueen: Yeah yeah, right to go left. And this time, I'm not going into the cactus, old timer.

Lightning McQueen: Hey! This isn't how the story goes!

Tow Mater: I won! I won! W-U-N won!

Doc Hudson: You race like you run your mouth, you'd have that Piston Cup already!

Fletcher: Now, why gold, my dear boy?
El Guapo: This is all about the winning. You cannot take first place if you do not look the part.
Fletcher: Oh? And what makes you think you can best us in the next competition?
El Guapo: Easy. I see you have silver on your rims.
Lightning McQueen: He's got a point there.

Vince: You think you's the best racecar around. Well, if you want ta be the best, first you gotta beat the best.
Lightning McQueen: I take it that would be you's guys?
Vince: What, you don't believe us? You don't believe me, I will t'row down wit' you right here, right now!
Barry: Yeah! Throw down! Down to the ground! On the road! [Vince slaps Barry]

Mia: Oh my gosh! There he is!
Tia: It's totally him!
Mia: Hi Lightning!
Tia: Remember us?
Lightning McQueen: Of course, are you kidding? Who could forget... [Sally eyes him] Yeah, you look familiar. Yeah.
Mia & Tia: He remembers us!

Tow Mater: [staring right at the camera] Hey, what's that red light flashin' in there for?
Darrell Cartrip: Uh dude, it means you're on live on camera.
Tow Mater: I'm on the TV? Whoo-hoo! I gotta call the relatives!

Count Spatula: McQueen! Get over here! I will flatten you like a pancake!
The Crippler: You can't hide from us! Ah ha ha ha!
Ginormous: Aaaaahhh!

[Deleted scene]
Lightning McQueen: [returning after jumping over a huge billboard sign] Well? What'd you think?
Ramone: That was, yeah, that was a pretty cool jump.
Lightning McQueen: A jump? That wasn't a jump! Didn't you see me? I flew!
Ramone: Looked like a jump to me.
Lightning McQueen: What are you talking about? When I took off, those two birds in that tree, I heard them. One said "Look, it's a flying car!"
Ramone: Uh... birds can't talk.
Lightning McQueen: Yeah, but if they could, they would say... Look, I can fly. [Sally passes by and eyes him]

[McQueen just beat Chick in a road race]
Lightning McQueen: Yeah, I forgot to tell you Chick. The roads around here aren't like the tracks you and I are used to. They got these things called "right turns".
Chick Hicks: Right turns - who cares? Wasn't a real race anyway. Nobody saw it. You know, if a tree falls in a forest and there's nobody around to be seen, does anybody see it? I mean, hear it?

  • [Character Select quotes in Arcade Mode and VS. Mode]
    • Lightning McQueen
      • Have you ever heard the word "perfection"? That's me! Yeah, me, Lightning McQueen.
      • Yeah, showtime!
      • C'mon, I'm ready for anything. Bring it on!
      • Yeah, I am Speed!
      • I'm faster than fast, I'm quicker than quick, I'm Lightning!
    • Tow Mater
      • Aw, your name's not Mater too, is it?
      • I'm the world's best backwards driver!
      • Whoda' thunk speed and good looks all in one lastin' package!
      • [tries to whistle unsuccessfully] Well, y'know I used to be a pretty good whistler.
      • Hey, I'm your truck!
    • Sally Carrera
      • Need somewhere to stay? I got the perfect place.
      • Don't you just love this town?
      • I don't live in the fast lane anymore, but I guess we can visit.
    • Doc Hudson
      • This is gonna feel great. I'm ready!
      • So, you wanna learn how to race, huh?
      • Yep, the great Hudson Hornet. Those were the good old days.
      • It's time.
      • So, you ready to blow out a little carbon?
    • Ramone
      • Hey, you need a new paint job, hm?
      • Hey, we should go crusin'!
      • Hey, Ramone's is where it's at, my friend! Heh heh.
    • Flo
      • Mmm-hmm. Stop on by sometime, baby, for a nice can o'fuel!
      • Yeah c'mon, feast your eyes on this!
      • Finest fuel on the mother road!
    • Sheriff
      • Delinquent hot-rodders, I'm comin' for you!
      • No-one gets away with nothin' in my town!
      • [police siren blaring] I'm on it!
    • Chick Hicks
      • Ka-chicka, Ka-chicka! WHOO! You rock! No, you rock!
      • Welcome to the Chick Era!
      • Good choice No.86. Ka-chicka, Ka-chicka!
      • Oh yeah, you wanna hang with a real winner, huh? Good choice.
      • Second place is just the first loser.
    • Wingo
      • Ain't no-one got decals like these, y'know!
      • G-ed up from the wheels up!
      • Yeah, it cost a lot, but I look good, right?
      • I'll do you right!
    • Darrell Cartrip
      • Alright, we can take 'em!
      • C'mon, let's get in there!
    • "The King" Strip Weathers
      • So you like to win, do you?
      • Alright, you're showing some smarts there.
  • PSP Version
    • DJ
      • All me, baby!
      • S'up man?
      • mm, mm, [clicks tongue] Mm. Mm, Mm, [clicks tongue] Mm!
    • Boost
      • I got all the right mods, uh!
      • Modified to win, baby!
      • Chillin' like a villian!


Ahhh... it's got that new movie smell.
The Brand New 2007.
It's not the destination. It's the journey.


See also

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