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Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)

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When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins a forest fire and rescue unit to be trained as a firefighter, or else his air strip will be shut down.

Director:

Roberts Gannaway (as Bobs Gannaway)

Writers:

Roberts Gannaway (story and screenplay by) (as Bobs Gannaway), Jeffrey M. Howard (story and screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dane Cook ... Dusty Crophopper (voice)
Ed Harris ... Blade Ranger (voice)
Julie Bowen ... Lil' Dipper (voice)
Curtis Armstrong ... Maru (voice)
John Michael Higgins ... Cad (voice)
Hal Holbrook ... Mayday (voice)
Wes Studi ... Windlifter (voice)
Brad Garrett ... Chug (voice)
Teri Hatcher ... Dottie (voice)
Stacy Keach ... Skipper (voice)
Cedric the Entertainer ... Leadbottom (voice)
Danny Mann ... Sparky (voice)
Barry Corbin ... Ol' Jammer (voice)
Regina King ... Dynamite (voice)
Anne Meara ... Winnie (voice)
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Storyline

When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. Written by Walt Disney

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When others fly out, heroes fly in.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action and some peril | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Planes 2: Fire & Rescue See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,509,407, 20 July 2014

Gross USA:

$59,165,787

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$146,965,787
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"CHoPs" (about the California Helicopter Patrol) is a parody of CHiPs (1977) (California Highway Patrol). Blade's erstwhile partner 'Nick Lopez' is voiced by 'Erik Estrada' who played 'Ponch' in "CHiPs". Both Ponch and Lopez used "Seven-Mary-4" as a call sign. Both "CHiPs" and "CHoPs" lasted for 139 episodes (in the hangar 'Dipper' describes the show as "139 episodes of law-breaking love"). The logo font and theme song from "CHiPs" are used for "CHoPs." See more »

Goofs

The rotating beacon on the water tower at Dusty's home airport is shown as being red and white. Actual civilian airport beacons are green and white. See more »

Quotes

Pickup truck in bar: Hey sugar rims, you fall out of a B-17? 'cause you're da bomb.
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Crazy Credits

Footage from the film is shown during the end credits. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Simpsons: I Won't Be Home for Christmas (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Thunderstruck
Written by Angus Young and Malcolm Young
Performed by AC/DC
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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The "CHiPs" Reference was the Best!
21 August 2014 | by 3xHCCHSee all my reviews

The first "Planes" was a pleasant surprise. It may have had practically the same "race-against-all-odds" story as "Cars", "Turbo" and many other animated films. But "Planes" still managed to be distinct and charming on its own, for both kids and adults.

We get a lot of this homespun country charm again in this second installment called "Planes: Fire and Rescue." Our hero cropduster Dusty is having problems with his gear box and cannot push his engine to racing anymore. A fire at his hangar revealed the inadequacy of the fire-fighting capabilities of his area, so Dusty decided to try and have himself accredited as a Fire-Fighter.

For adults, this may be an average affair for the most part. Even my tween kids did not too interested about watching it. Personally, my favorite part was when it was revealed that Dusty's stern mentor Blade Ranger (authoritatively voiced by Ed Harris) was once an actor in a TV cop-show called "CHoPs", which had the very familiar theme song of 70's motorcycle cop show "CHiPs"! The nostalgia brought a smile to my face.

The story is pretty slim, standard and predictable, so this episode spent a lot of time showing grand forest vistas, amazingly realistic and scary fire scenes and more amazing aerial feats by Dusty and the other fire-fighting aircraft. Despite the fact that this is a film for kids, I give it props for tackling a form of heroism not usually shown on the big screen -- fire and rescue teams.


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