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AT THE RITZ: Planes (U)
11:17am Thursday 15th August 2013 in What's On
THIS classic underdog story follows Dusty Crophopper (Dane Cook), a crop duster who applies fertiliser at a cornfield but harbours high hopes to soar and compete alongside his high-flying heroes in an international race.
Dusty decides to enter for qualifiers in the Wings Across The World competition under the moniker Strut Jetstream and, despite being mocked for his lack of racing ability, he makes it through to the race with his flight manoeuvres.
After admitting he is scared of heights, Skipper Riley (Stacy Keach) trains Dusty to make the most of his speed and agility with his size, while Dottie (Teri Hatcher) ensures his parts are all up to speed for optimum performance.
At the start of the race, where ‘only the best of the best compete’, Dusty becomes friends with Mexican race-plane El Chupacabra (Carlos Alazraqui).
Attracted to Indian racer plane Ishani (Priyanka Chopra) and befriending British racer Bulldog (John Cleese), Dusty also finds a rival with three-times winner Ripslinger (Roger Craig Smith), who dismisses him as a ‘farmboy’ and sets out to sabotage his chances of winning.
As the participants jet across the world from New York to Iceland, Shanghai and Mexico, Dusty has to overcome many obstacles as well as his fear of heights, while learning about the true meaning of friendship.
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