A sleek British sports car talks directly to us in a pixilated, garbled video. He's OUT OF BREATH. Crates are visible behind him. We're in the shadowy bowels of a steel room. LELAND TURBO This is Agent Leland Turbo. I have a flash transmission for Agent Finn McMissile. SUPERIMPOSE OVER BLACK: WALT DISNEY PICTURES PRESENTS LELAND TURBO Finn. My cover's been compromised. Everything's gone pear-shaped. SUPERIMPOSE OVER BLACK: A PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS FILM LELAND TURBO You won't believe what I've found out here. He angles our camera view, reveals a PORTHOLE through which we can see flames rising in the distance. LELAND TURBO This is bigger than anything we've ever seen. And no one even knows it exists. Finn, I need backup. But don't call the cavalry - it could blow the operation. And be careful. It's not safe out here! ANGRY VOICES O.S. Time for Turbo to go. LELAND TURBO Transmitting my grids now. Good luck! Coordinates appear: 40 6.80' N - 172 23.84' W TITLE CARD: CARS 2 EXT. SOMEWHERE IN THE NORTH PACIFIC - NIGHT A TINY CRAB BOAT (CRABBY) crests over massive swells. CRABBY Alright buddy, we're here. Right where you paid me to bring you. Question is, why? A metallic blue sports car, circa the `60s, emerges from the 2. shadows. Cagey, smooth, he'd turn heads driving through any intersection in the world. Meet FINN MCMISSILE. FINN I'm looking for a car. CRABBY A car? Hey pal, you can't get any further away from land than out here. FINN Exactly where I want to be. CRABBY Well I got news for you, buddy. There's nobody out here but us. Suddenly, a HORN -- a COMBAT SHIP, the size of most cruise ships. FINN quickly backs into the shadows, out of sight. COMBAT SHIP What are you doing out here? CRABBY What does it look like, genius? I'm crabbing! COMBAT SHIP Well turn around and go back where you came from. CRABBY Yeah? And who's gonna make me? A laser sight hits Crabby between the eyes. CRABBY Alright, alright! Don't get your prop in a twist. (as he turns to leave) What a jerk. Sorry, buddy. Looks like it's the end of the line. Buddy? ON CRABBY'S DECK: Finn is gone. CUT TO: FINN - He HANGS off the side of COMBAT SHIP, clandestine. We're with Finn as the ship continues on, cuts through the darkness with purpose. Suddenly small flames appear, perhaps a knot or so away. Then WHOOSH!!! A flame rises above Finn, the ship. It illuminates an OIL DERRICK. 3. THWAP! Finn fires a GRAPPLING HOOK to the derrick and SWINGS toward it. He's going to SLAM into the side with brute force WHEN --- --- HIS TIRES sprout a magnetic exoskeleton. He STICKS to the derrick and now DRIVES VERTICALLY UP UP UP... From this vantage point, hundreds of derricks appear. EXT. PLATFORM - OIL DERRICK - MOMENTS LATER Finn approaches a loading bay from above, hides. He watches as GREMLINS, PACERS and assorted other cars scurry about. FINN (INTO RADIO) Leland Turbo, this is Finn McMissile. I'm at the rally point. Over. No response. FINN (INTO RADIO) Leland, it's Finn. Please respond. Over. AN ACCESS DOOR OPENS LOUDLY below. A boxy, monacle-wearing German car enters. This is PROFESSOR OTTO ZUNDAPP. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP (in German and English) Too many cars here. Out of my way! FINN Professor Zundapp? PACER (O.S.) Here it is, Professor. Zundapp approaches a NOSY PACER who idles next to a CRATE. NOSY PACER You wanted to see this before we load it? PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP Ah, yes. Very carefully... A forklift opens the crate -- inside is a TV CAMERA, packed carefully in foam. Finn SNAPS PHOTOS FURIOUSLY. NOSY PACER Oh. A TV camera. What does it actually do? 4. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP This camera is extremely dangerous. FINN (TO HIMSELF) What are you up to now, Professor? Finn, angling for a better view, FIRES SUSPENSION WIRES --- --- which sail clear to the other side of the derrick --- --- THOK! They hook tightly onto a steel girder. Finn slides out ONTO THE WIRE like an acrobat, then expels another cross-wire for support. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP This is valuable equipment. Make sure it is properly secured for the voyage. NOSY PACER You got it. Finn LOWERS HIMSELF. He snaps more pictures. GREM (O.S.) Hey, Professor Z! Zundapp turns as a CRANE LOWERS A CAR-SIZED CRATE. GREM and ACER, an orange Gremlin and a green Pacer, flank it. GREM This is one of those British spies we told you about. ACER Yeah. This one we caught sticking his bumper where it didn't belong. Finn PRODUCES SEMI-AUTOMATIC GUNS from his side, readies himself for a tag-team spy fight with his buddy Leland. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP Agent Leland Turbo. The crate is lifted, revealing a CRUSHED, CUBED Leland Turbo. Finn's eyes go wide. Suddenly --- WHOOOSHHH! Another derrick flame rises behind him, casts a Finn-shaped SHADOW over the Professor. He looks up. 5. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP It's Finn McMissile! He's seen the camera! Kill him!! Finn UNLOADS with bullets as he starts to retreat --- He STOPS: BAD GUY CARS are waiting for him on the catwalk where he just came from - BLOWTORCHES ready. Finn, stuck in midair, notices an angry CRANE. Finn GRINS, having just found his escape. THWAPTHWAPTHWAP!!! Finn releases three of his four cables, swinging, Indiana Jones-style on the last one TOWARD THE CRANE --- --- where he lands on its BOOM, drives UP and LAUNCHES OFF IT where he LANDS - MOVING - onto another deck! Finn now DRIVES, spraying oil and screeching around corners. A GREMLIN in pursuit hits the oil patch, loses control --- --- and PLUMMETS OFF the side of the rig! The Gremlin FALLS... it's like an eternity... He smashes into the water and breaks into a million pieces. ON FINN - Now set upon by 20 or 30 MORE pursuing cars. He has nowhere to go but UP UP UP a ramp toward the helipad. He spies some GASOLINE BARRELS, fires a SINGLE BULLET which cuts through its leather straps, sending barrels DOWN the ramp, PAST FINN --- --- PAST the pursuing CARS --- --- to the bottom where they EXPLODE in a CHAIN REACTION back UP THE RAMP, taking out at least 15 CARS! ON THE HELIPAD - Finn blasts into view, pulls to a stop. No more road. Nowhere else to go. The 20 BAD GUY CARS that are still in pursuit surround him, fire up their blowtorches. About to pounce. Finn GRINS. The second time we've seen this grin. It means he's got something cooking. Finn's REVERSE LIGHTS appear. He DRIVES BACKWARD off the edge of the helipad to the SHOCK of the other cars. Finn falls. He turns himself so he's grill first, cleanly cutting into the water. 6. He EMERGES, now sprouting HYDROFOIL and speeds away. GREM (NONPLUSSED) Get to the boats. THE BOATS - an army of combat ships quickly DROP into the sea and CHURN WATER with unprecedented fury as they quickly make up the distance between them and Finn, FIRING BULLETS as they do so. ACER He's getting away! COMBAT SHIP Not for long. The LEAD COMBAT SHIP quietly drops a TORPEDO into the water. It skips along, connecting with Finn in his rear and EXPLODING with such force that water skyrockets into the night clouds. UNDERWATER - McMissile SINKS. Then, he blinks. He GRINS. We're starting to like this grin and what follows it. He now CONVERTS into a submarine. From his trunk he releases four DECOY tires which float to the surface like body parts. ON THE DERRICK - Professor Zundapp watches it all from far away. GREM (OVER RADIO) He's dead, Professor. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP Wunderbar. With Finn McMissile gone, who can stop us now? EXT. RADIATOR SPRINGS - DAY TOW MATER, a rusty tow truck, putters into view. MATER Mater. Tow Mater, that's who... is here to help you! He approaches a broken-down sedan on the side of the road. He drives around to the front, catching OTIS' face for the first time. MATER Hey, Otis! 7. OTIS Hey, Mater. Gosh, I'm so sorry. I thought I could make it this time, but... (he tries to start his engine, stalls) Smooth like pudding, huh? Ah, who am I kidding? I'll always be a lemon. Mater hooks his friend and starts towing him. MATER Well dadgum, you're leaking oil again. Must be your gaskets. Hey, look on the bright side: This is your tenth tow this month, so that means it's on the house. OTIS You're the only one that's nice to lemons like me, Mater. MATER Don't sweat it. These things happen to everybody, Otis. OTIS But you never leak oil. MATER Yeah, but I ain't perfect. Don't tell nobody, but I think my rust is starting to show through. Mater and Otis drive past THE RADIATOR SPRINGS WELCOME SIGN. It has been amended to say: "Home of Lightning McQueen." OTIS Hey, is Lightning McQueen back yet? MATER Not yet. OTIS He must be crazy-excited about winning his fourth Piston Cup. Four! Wow! 8. MATER Yeah, we're so dadgum proud of him. But I sure wish he'd hurry up and get back `cause we got a whole summer's worth of best friend fun to make up for. Just me and -- Ahead of them, a half-mile off, a RED RACE CAR is visible. MATER --- McQueen! Mater FLOORS IT, dragging poor Otis behind him. OTIS Uh, Mater? I'm in no hurry. You don't need to go so fast! Boom! They hit a bump. Otis catches air. EXT. RADIATOR SPRINGS - DAY Lightning McQueen is surrounded by his hometown friends. LUIGI Oh, Lightning. Welcome home. FLO Good to have you back, honey. FILLMORE Congratulations, man. SARGE Welcome home, soldier. SHERIFF The place wasn't the same without you, son. LIZZIE What? Did he go somewhere? MCQUEEN It's good to be home, everybody. MATER (O.S.) McQueen! They all turn around, see Mater speeding into town, with Otis swerving behind him. MCQUEEN Mater! 9. MATER McQueen! Mater skids into main street and in one swift motion, slingshots Otis forward --- OTIS Woaahhhhh! --- right through Ramone's front door --- INT. RAMONE'S - CONTINUOUS --- where he lands perfectly on the hydraulic lift. Ramone lifts him up, routine. RAMONE Hey. How far'd you make it this time, Otis? OTIS Halfway to the county line. RAMONE Not bad, man. OTIS I know, I can't believe it either! EXT. RADIATOR SPRINGS - CONTINUOUS MATER McQueen, welcome back! MCQUEEN Mater, it's so good to see you. MATER You too, buddy. Mater and McQueen do an ELABORATE TIRE BUMP (fist bump style). MATER Oh, man. You ain't gonna believe the things I got planned for us. Everyone watches as the tire bump continues. MACK (to Lizzie, an aside) These best friend greetings get longer every year. 10. MATER (TO MCQUEEN) You ready to have some serious fun? MCQUEEN Well, actually I've got something to show you first. INT. RADIATOR SPRINGS MUSEUM - DAY CLOSE ON THE PISTON CUP. It has now changed, been adorned with a small likeness of Doc. It says "Hudson Hornet Piston Cup." MATER Wow. I can't believe they renamed the Piston Cup after our very own Doc Hudson. McQueen and Mater are alone, the museum closed to the public. McQueen approaches a "Hudson Hornet" wall with Doc's three Piston cups, framed articles, other racing ephemera. MCQUEEN I know Doc said these things were just old cups, but to have someone else win it just didn't feel right, you know? MATER Well, Doc would've been real proud of you. That's for sure. McQueen takes this in. EXT. RADIATOR SPRINGS - LATER McQueen and Mater exit the Doc Hudson Museum. MCQUEEN Alright, pal. I've been waiting all summer for this. What've you got planned? MATER You sure you can handle it? MCQUEEN Come on, you know who you're talking to? This is Lightning McQueen. I can handle anything. 11. EXT. RADIATOR SPRINGS - DAY Mater and McQueen roll on an old train track, their tires off. They're on their rims. MCQUEEN Uh.... Mater?! MATER Just remember, your brakes ain't gonna work on these! As they head INTO A DARK TUNNEL --- MCQUEEN (O.S.) Mater! MATER (O.S.) Relax, these train tracks ain't been used in years! From inside the tunnel a loud TRAIN HORN. The two friends emerge, going as fast as they can on train tracks, uphill, with no tires. MCQUEEN Come on, come on! Faster, faster! Moments later a harmless GALLOPING GOOSE appears, oversized horn visible, cackling and laughing at his prank. EXT. FIELD - OUTSIDE RADIATOR SPRINGS - LATER An ENORMOUS EARTH MOVER sleeps. McQueen and Mater sneak up. MATER This is gonna be good! They blow their horns and he TIPS OVER, tractor-tipping style. They LAUGH at the gag, but soon realize the earth mover's GIANT EXHAUST PIPE is directly above them. MATER Uh-oh. This ain't gonna be good. The exhaust pipe BELCHES. McQueen and Mater are BLASTED out of view. INT. RADIATOR SPRINGS - DUSK The sun sets. McQueen and Mater roll into town. McQueen looks exhausted. Mater is still full of energy. 12. MATER Boy, this was the best day ever! And my favorite souvenir? Mater proudly shows off a dent. MATER This new dent! MCQUEEN Boy, Mater. Today was, uh... MATER Shoot, that was nothing. Wait til you see what I got planned for tonight. MCQUEEN Mater, Mater. Whoa. I was kind of thinking of just a quiet dinner. MATER That's exactly what I was thinking. MCQUEEN No, I... I meant with Sally, Mater. MATER Even better! You, me and Miss Sally going out for supper. McQueen pulls around in front of Mater, stops. MCQUEEN Mater, I meant it would be just me and Sally. MATER Oh. MCQUEEN It's just for tonight. We'll do whatever you want tomorrow. MATER (DISAPPOINTED) Okay. MCQUEEN Thanks for understanding. MATER Yeah, sure. Y'all go on and have fun now. 13. MCQUEEN Alright, then. See ya soon, amigo! McQueen drives off. Mater watches him go. EXT. THE WHEEL WELL - NIGHT It's been converted into a white-tablecloth restaurant, with cars dining al fresco and a hopping gastropub inside. MCQUEEN AND SALLY have a prime table with a view of Radiator Springs and the starry night sky. SALLY This is so nice. MCQUEEN I can't tell you how good it is to be here alone. Just the two of us. Finally, you and me --- MATER (O.S.) Good evening. Mater is at their table, dressed as a waiter. MATER My name is Mater and I'll be your waiter. (TO HIMSELF) Mater the waiter. That's funny right there. MCQUEEN Mater, you work here? MATER Well yeah I work here. What'd you think, I just snuck in here when nobody was looking and pretended to be your waiter, just so I could hang out with you? McQueen and Sally exchange a look. MCQUEEN Oh, yeah. How ridiculous would that be? MATER Now, can I start you two lovebirds off with a couple drinks? 14. MCQUEEN Yes. I'll have my usual. SALLY You know what? I'm going to have that too. Mater blinks. MATER Uh, right. Your usual. CUT TO: INSIDE AT THE BAR - Fillmore and Sarge watch as Guido mixes drinks, ala "Cocktail." Mater arrives. MATER Guido! What's McQueen's usual? GUIDO (in Italian, subtitled) How should I know? MATER Perfect! Give me two of `em. SARGE Quiet! My program's on. MEL DORADO (O.S.) Tonight on "The Mel Dorado Show"! ON THE BAR TV - "THE MEL DORADO SHOW," a cable talk show, begins with file footage of MILES AXLEROD, a sleek SUV. MEL DORADO (ON TV) His story gripped the world! Oil billionaire Miles Axlerod, in an attempt to become the first car to circumnavigate the globe without GPS, ironically ran out of gas and found himself trapped in the wild! We see images of newspaper headlines, search crews. MEL DORADO (ON TV) Feared dead, he emerged 36 days later, running on a fuel he'd distilled himself from the natural elements! Since then he's sold his oil fortune, converted himself from a gas-guzzler into an electric car, and has devoted his life to finding a renewable, clean-burning fuel! 15. Images of oil derricks torn down; Miles Axlerod getting converted to electric; lab scientists testing chemicals. MEL DORADO (ON TV) Now he claims to have done it with his Allinol. Images of fields, rivers, vegetables, and mountains all combining to form the Allinol logo. MEL DORADO (ON TV) And to show the world what his new superfuel can do, he's created a racing competition like no other, inviting the greatest champions from around the globe to battle in the first ever World Grand Prix. Welcome Sir Miles Axlerod. SIR MILES AXLEROD arrives, parks across from Mel's desk. MILES AXLEROD (ON TV) Thank you, Mel. It is very good to be here. Now listen to me: Big Oil. It costs a fortune. Pollution is getting worse. I mean, come on. It's a fossil fuel. Fossil. As in dead dinosaurs. And we all know what happened to them. Alternative energy is the future. Trust me, Mel, after seeing Allinol in action at the World Grand Prix, nobody will ever go back to gasoline again. MATER (TO FILLMORE) What happened to the dinosaurs, now? MEL DORADO (ON TV) And on satellite, a World Grand Prix competitor and one of the fastest cars in the world, Francesco Bernoulli. Across the screen: LIVE FROM ROME, ITALY. We meet Formula race car FRANCESCO BERNOULLI. FRANCESCO (ON TV) It is an honor, Signore Dorado. For you. 16. MEL DORADO (ON TV) Miles, why not invite Lightning McQueen? Mater, collecting his drinks, looks up, half-intrigued. MILES AXLEROD (ON TV) Of course we invited him. But apparently after a very long racing season he is taking some time off to rest. FRANCESCO (ON TV) Lightning McQueen would not have a chance against Francesco! Mater doesn't like this. FRANCESCO (ON TV) I can go over 300 kilometers an hour! In miles that is like, uh... way faster than McQueen. MEL DORADO (ON TV) Let's go to the phones. Baltimore, Maryland, you're on the air. CALLER (ON TV) Am I on? Hello? MEL DORADO (ON TV) You're on. Go ahead. CALLER (ON TV) Hello? MEL DORADO (ON TV) Go ahead, caller. Dial tone. MEL DORADO (ON TV) Let's go to Radiator Springs. You're on, caller. MATER'S VOICE (ON TV) Yeah, that Italian feller you got on there can't talk that way about Lightning McQueen. He's the bestest race car in the whole wide world. Fillmore and Sarge look around. Mater is visible in the back of the bar on an office phone. 17. SARGE Uh-oh... FRANCESCO (ON TV) If he is, how you say "the bestest race car," then why must he rest, eh? MATER'S VOICE (ON TV) Cause he knows what's important. Every now and then he prefers just to slow down, enjoy life. FRANCESCO (ON TV) Ah, you heard it! Lightning McQueen prefers to be slow! Of course, this is not news to Francesco. When I want to go to sleep I watch one of his races. After two laps I am out cold. Audible RXNS from the bar. A crowd has been forming ever since Mater started talking. MATER'S VOICE (ON TV) That ain't what I meant. CUT TO: MCQUEEN AND SALLY - They hear the commotion inside. MCQUEEN Hey, what's going on over there? CUT BACK TO: THE BAR - Sally and McQueen push through the crowd, see that they're watching Francesco on the television. MCQUEEN (TO SALLY) Oh, it's that Italian Formula car. His name is --- SALLY Francesco Bernoulli. No wonder there's a crowd. When Sally says his name, she enunciates each part, as if Italian were her mother's tongue. MCQUEEN Wait, why do you know his name? And don't say it like that. It's three syllables, not ten. 18. SALLY What? He's nice to look at. You know, open-wheeled and all. MCQUEEN What's wrong with fenders? I thought you like my fenders. MATER'S VOICE (ON TV) Well let me tell you something else there, Mr. San Francisco --- MCQUEEN Mater? MATER'S VOICE (ON TV) McQueen could drive circles around you. FRANCESCO (ON TV) Driving in circles is all he can do, no? MATER'S VOICE (ON TV) No! I mean yes. I mean he could beat you anywhere, anytime, any track. On McQueen - he looks at Guido who gives a nod over to --- --- Mater, turned away from the crowd, still on the phone. FRANCESCO (ON TV) Mel, can we move on? Francesco needs a caller who can provide a little more intellectual stimulation. Like a dump truck. ON MCQUEEN. He doesn't like this at all. MATER Ha ha! That shows what you know. Dump trucks is dumb. Suddenly, Mater is YANKED from the booth and replaced by McQueen. MCQUEEN (INTO PHONE) Yeah, hi, this is Lightning McQueen. Look, I don't appreciate my best friend being insulted like that. 19. FRANCESCO (ON TV) McQueen! That was your best friend? This is the difference between you and Francesco. Francesco knows how good he is. He does not need to surround himself with tow trucks to prove it. MCQUEEN Those are strong words from a car that is so fragile. FRANCESCO (ON TV) Fragilé!? He calls Francesco fragilé? Not so fast, McQueen! MCQUEEN "Not so fast." What is that, your new motto? Francesco goes ballistic in Italian. They cut his mic. MILES AXLEROD (ON TV) Well, this sounds like something that needs to be settled on the race course. What do you say, Lightning McQueen? We've still got room for one more racer. MCQUEEN Well, I would love to. The only thing is my crew's off for the season so --- A sound O.S. McQueen turns to see Fillmore, Sarge and Luigi flank a tablecloth which is hanging off the bar. Ramone backs away, having spray painted "TEAM LIGHTNING MCQUEEN" on it. Guido quickly uncorks three wine bottles. GUIDO Pit stop. McQueen turns back to the phone. MCQUEEN You know what? They just got back. Deal me in, baby. Ka-chow! The place ERUPTS IN CHEERS. MOMENTS LATER - General excitement as McQueen exits the phone booth where Sally waits. Off her look: 20. MCQUEEN I know, I know. I just got back. But we won't be long and --- SALLY Oh, no, don't worry about me. I've got enough to do here. Mater's going to have a blast though. (off McQueen's silence) You're bringing Mater, right? You never bring him to any of your races. McQueen turns to the bar where Mater privately tries their drinks, hates it, spits it back in the glass. SALLY Just let him sit in the pits, give him a headset. C'mon, it'll be a thrill of a lifetime for him. Mater arrives. MATER Your drinks, sir. MCQUEEN Mater. MATER I didn't taste it! MCQUEEN How'd you like to come and see the world with me? MATER You mean it? MCQUEEN You got me into this thing. You're coming along. BEGIN MONTAGE: - McQueen is given a new paint job and headlights by Ramone. Mater, now sporting a "Team McQueen" emblem, seems psyched as well. - An airport DEPARTURES SIGN advertises the next flight: Tokyo, Japan. - Mater waves goodbye with his hook alongside McQueen, Guido, Luigi, Fillmore and Sarge as --- 21. --- the rest of Radiator Springs watches them board a plane. Red bawls. - IN THE JET, LATER. McQueen and Mater are the only ones awake, watch an insane Japanese game show. - JAPAN AT NIGHT. A stylish Tokyo cityscape of neon, glamour, scrolling billboards, vending machines and high-tech skyscrapers. - INSIDE A SOUVENIR SHOP loaded with McQueen toys: Mater and McQueen enter. A tourist sees McQueen and faints. - A KABUKI THEATER. Team McQueen watches a methodical dance. Mater, dressed in Kabuki makeup, arrives. He looks insane. - A SUMO MATCH - Two SUZUKI SAMURAI CARS wrestle over a parking space. Mater, now in his element, cheers. The MONTAGE ENDS on this high note as we CUT TO --- EXT. MUSEUM - TOKYO - NIGHT ---- TEAM MCQUEEN, as they roll up the red carpet. Press is held at bay behind ropes. WORLD GRAND PRIX and ALLINOL logos are strategically placed for maximum press exposure. RACERS are interviewed by press behind the red-carpet ropes. INT. TOKYO MUSEUM - NIGHT Team McQueen enters via a second floor landing which overlooks a massive indoor party in a converted museum. As they roll down a ramp to the party, they are awed. LUIGI Guido, look! Ferraris and tires! Let's go! MCQUEEN (IMPRESSED) Hey, look at this. Okay now Mater, remember: best behavior. MATER You got it, buddy. Hey, what's that? He sees something, peels away. MCQUEEN Mater! LEWIS HAMILTON Hey, McQueen, over here! 22. It's fellow racers JEFF GORVETTE and LEWIS HAMILTON. McQueen now has no choice but to let Mater go. MCQUEEN Hey, Jeff. Lewis! CUT TO: MATER as he approaches a GLASS-ENCLOSED ROCK GARDEN where a pitty RAKES rocks with precision. He knocks on the glass with his hook. MATER Hey! You done good! You got all the leaves! People turn at the noise he's making. CUT BACK TO: MCQUEEN, JEFF and LEWIS. JEFF GORVETTE Check out that tow truck. LEWIS HAMILTON I wonder who that guy's with? MCQUEEN Will you guys excuse me just for one little second? He zips over to Mater's side, quickly pulls him out of sight. MCQUEEN Mater, listen. This isn't Radiator Springs. MATER You're just realizing that? Boy, that jet-lag really done a number on you. MCQUEEN Mater, look -- things are different over here. Which means maybe you should, you know, act a little different too. MATER Different than what? MCQUEEN Well, just... help me out here, buddy. I --- 23. MATER You need help? Shoot, why didn't you just say so? That's what a tow truck does. Hey, looky there, it's Mr. San Francisco! FRANCESCO is visible across the room, holding court. MATER I'll introduce you. MCQUEEN Mater, no. MATER (already on his way) Look at me -- I'm helping you already! On FRANCESCO - MOMENTS LATER. Mater approaches, giddy. MATER Hey Mr. San Francisco, I'd like you to meet --- FRANCESCO Lightning McQueen! Buona sera. MCQUEEN Nice to meet you, Francesco. FRANCESCO Yeah, nice to meet you too. You are very good-looking. Not as good as I thought, but you're good. MATER (TO FRANCESCO) Excuse me. Can I get a picture with you? FRANCESCO Anything for McQueen's friend. As Mater poses for a photo with Francesco: MATER Miss Sally is gonna flip when she sees this. She's Lightning McQueen's girlfriend. FRANCESCO Oooh. 24. MATER She's a big fan of yours. FRANCESCO Hey, she has good taste. MCQUEEN Mater's prone to exaggeration. I wouldn't say she's a "big" fan. MATER You're right. She's a huge fan. She goes on and on about your open wheels here. MCQUEEN Mentioning it once doesn't qualify as going "on and on." FRANCESCO Francesco is familiar with this reaction to Francesco. Women respect a car that has nothing to hide. MCQUEEN Yeah, uh... FRANCESCO Let us have a toast. McQueen doesn't like where this is going, covers. MCQUEEN Let's. FRANCESCO (raising a drink) I dedicate my win tomorrow... to Miss Sally. MCQUEEN Oh, sorry. I already dedicated MY win tomorrow to her. So if we both do it, it's really not so special. Besides, I don't have a drink. MATER I'll go get you one. You mind if I borrow a few bucks for one of them drinks? 25. MCQUEEN (could kill him) They're free, Mater. MATER Free? Well, shoot, what am I doing here? Mater ZIPS OFF. MCQUEEN I should probably go keep an eye on him. See you at the race. McQueen starts to leave. FRANCESCO Yes, you will see Francesco. But not like this. Francesco does a 180, so his rear end now faces McQueen. FRANCESCO You will see him like this, as he drives away from you. Francesco wears a bumper sticker that says "Ciao, McQueen!" MCQUEEN That's cute. So you had one of those made up for all the racers? FRANCESCO No. MCQUEEN Okay. He rolls off. MCQUEEN He is so getting beat tomorrow. INT. PARTY - MOMENTS LATER Lights caress the main stage where a crowd has formed. VOICE Ladies and gentlecars... Sir Miles Axlerod! MILES AXLEROD drives through an infinity fountain, appears. 26. MILES AXLEROD It is my absolute honor to introduce to you the competitors in the first-ever World Grand Prix. From Brazil. Number eight... ON FINN MCMISSILE. He appears from the shadows, keeps a careful distance from the stage. He ZEROES HIS GAZE ON --- --- THE WORLD GRAND PRIX TV CAMERAS which roll, catching Miles Axlerod's speech for publicity and posterity. Finn's ONBOARD COMPUTER ANALYZES each one, compares to the photos we saw him snap on the oil platform. Each one is "NOT A MATCH." His view is suddenly disrupted by A BEAUTIFUL SPORTS CAR. She approaches Finn. Meet HOLLEY SHIFTWELL. HOLLEY A Volkswagen Karmann Ghia has no radiator. FINN That's because it's air-cooled. HOLLEY I'm Agent Shiftwell, Holley Shiftwell from the Tokyo Station. I have a message from London. FINN Not here. (LOUDLY) You must try the canapes on the mezzanine! He moves her onto an elevator. The doors close on them. IN THE ELEVATOR, GOING UP. FINN So the lab boys analyzed the photo I sent? What did they learn about the camera? HOLLEY It appears to be a standard television camera. They said if you could get closer photos next time, that would be great. FINN This was London's message? 27. HOLLEY Oh -- no, no. No sir. Um, the oil platforms you were on? Turns out they're sitting on the biggest oil reserve in the world. FINN How did we miss that? HOLLEY They'd been scrambling everyone's satellites. The Americans actually discovered it just before you did. They placed an agent on that platform, under deep cover. He was able to get a photo of the car who's running the entire operation. The doors OPEN and they exit onto the Mezzanine. FINN Who is it? Has anyone seen the photo yet? HOLLEY No, not yet. The American is here tonight to pass it to you. He'll signal you when he's ready. FINN GOOD --- Finn suddenly STOPS COLD. FINN Oh no. Professor Zundapp is visible below them. He talks with a few Pacers and Gremlins. Finn quickly retreats into the shadows. Holley follows suit. HOLLEY What is it? FINN Change of plan. You're meeting the American. HOLLEY What, me? 28. FINN Those thugs down there were on the oil platform. If they see me, the whole mission is compromised. HOLLEY No, no. I'm technical, you see. I'm in Diagnostics. I'm not a field agent. FINN You are now. CUT TO: MATER as he grabs a drink, keeps moving. MATER I'll take one of them. He snatches it, drops it in the back where we now see a large assortment of drinks balanced. MATER Never know which one McQueen'll have a hankering for. He approaches a sushi bar. MATER Hey, what you got here that's free? How about that pistachio ice cream? He refers to wasabi, of course. SUSHI CHEF No, no. Wasabi. MATER Oh, same ol', same ol'. What's up with you? That looks delicious. The chef starts to carve a small scoop aside for Mater. MATER Uh, a little more, please. It is free, right? (the chef adds more) Keep it coming. A little more. Come on, let's go, it's free! You're getting there... Scoop scoop! The chef gives in. Scoops a baseball-sized ball out. 29. MATER There you go. Now THAT's a scoop of ice cream. SUSHI CHEF (in Japanese, subtitles) My condolences. CUT BACK TO: MILES AXLEROD - He's now nearly done with his intros. MILES AXLEROD ... and now, our last competitor --- Number 95, Lightning McQueen! MCQUEEN approaches the microphone, flashes his headlights. MCQUEEN Thank you so much for having us, Sir Axlerod. I really look forward to racing. This is a great opportunity. MILES AXLEROD Oh, the pleasure is all ours, Lightning. You and your team bring excellence and professionalism to this competition. As if on cue, Mater arrives with a piercing scream of pain. Everyone turns as he charges head first toward the stage, making a bee-line for that FOUNTAIN. MATER Somebody get me water! He laps up water from the fountain like a diabetic cat. MATER (LAPPING WATER) Sweet relief... Miles Axlerod is shocked. The crowd can't believe it. Francesco cackles. Mater, now sated, approaches the mic. MATER (to the crowd) Whatever you do, do not eat the free pistachio ice cream. It has turned! MCQUEEN Sir Axlerod, I can explain. This is Mater. 30. MILES AXLEROD I know him. This is the bloke that called into the television show. (TO MATER) You're the one I have to thank. MATER No, thank you. This trip's been amazing. MILES AXLEROD (TO MCQUEEN) He's a little excited, isn't he? TILT DOWN to reveal a pool of oil beneath Mater. MCQUEEN Mater! MATER But wait, I... oh, shoot. McQueen quickly pulls Mater aside, out of earshot of Miles Axlerod and the others. McQueen is beside himself. MCQUEEN Mater, you have to get a hold of yourself. You're making a scene. MATER But I never leak oil. Never. MCQUEEN Go take care of yourself right now. Mater drives off. ON MATER - MOMENTS LATER He drives through the party, frantic. MATER Coming through! Excuse me, leakin' oil. Where's the bathroom? Thank you. I gotta go! Someone points Mater down a hallway. He whips around the CORNER --- --- and STOPS. Finds himself in front of TWO BATHROOM DOORS, neither of which clearly indicate MALE or FEMALE. 31. MATER (CONFUSED) What the... Mater chooses one, drives inside. A SHRIEK is heard and Mater zips out. MATER Sorry ladies! He heads into the other door --- CUT TO: INT. MEN'S ROOM - NIGHT Mater rolls in, still `holding it in' like a kid. MATER I never leak I never leak I never leak... He sees someone leaving a stall. He heads in. IN THE STALL - Mater enters, looks up. MATER Wowee... The stall is a complicated apparatus with buttons and lights. High-tech Japanese. It suddenly GRABS MATER, hoists him up as if he's going to get an oil change. MATER What in the--- A Japanese style cartoon CARICATURE appears on a TV MONITOR, followed by images of waterfalls and rivers. MATER (GIGGLING) Hey, that tickles. The caricature starts talking in Japanese. Suddenly WATER FIRES UP underneath Mater's undercarriage, goosing him. He freaks out. OUTSIDE THE STALL - With Mater's yells audible we see a GREMLIN enter, furtive. Suddenly, inexplicably, his frame BREAKS APART like an egg, revealing an AMERICAN MUSCLE CAR underneath. The pieces of the Gremlin disappear under him, clearly his disguise. This is ROD REDLINE - American Agent. 32. ROD REDLINE Okay, McMissile. I'm here. It's time for the drop. INT. PARTY - SAME HOLLEY, rolls along by herself. Nervous. DING! Her rearview monitor springs to life. HOLLEY (INTO RADIO) The American has activated his tracking beacon. FINN (OVER RADIO) Roger that. Move in. INT. BATHROOM - SAME Rod Redline, waiting at a sink, feels a presence behind him. GREM and ACER have entered, hesitate briefly when they see Rod Redline. Rod Redline, careful, slides a gun out of his tire. He is suddenly CHARGED by the AMCs --- Rod SPINS AROUND and gets a shot off but is SLAMMED HEAD FIRST. A TIGHT, CLOSE-QUARTERS FIGHT begins --- IN THE STALL - Mater, still TRAPPED, is now being SCRUBBED as if in a car wash. He is helpless. OUTSIDE THE STALL - Rod is being pulverized. Just when he scrambles away from one car, the other one takes over. IN THE STALL - Mater is mercifully released, but when he backs out --- --- Rod Redline is THROWN INTO MATER'S STALL DOOR, crunching it and sending Mater --- --- BACK INTO THE CLUTCHES of the insane toilet. INT. PARTY - SAME Holley isolates the tracking beacon's location in the party. HOLLEY Oh, you've got to be joking. FINN What's the problem, Shiftwell? HOLLEY He's in the loo. 33. FINN So go in! HOLLEY I can't just go into the men's loo. FINN Time is of the essence, Shiftwell. INT. BATHROOM - OUTSIDE THE STALL Rod Redline is in bad shape. He backs away, betrays a look of concern. He's in trouble here. ACER burns rubber, ready to finish him off. Just as he shifts into DRIVE --- --- MATER'S STALL DOOR KICKS OPEN, knocking ACER out. Mater jumps out, face-to-face GREM. MATER (out of breath) Whatever you do, I would not go in there. The door SWINGS shut, revealing the pulverized Acer. MATER A Gremlin and a Pacer! Rod Redline, now behind Mater and sensing an opportunity here, quickly produces A SMALL DEVICE. MATER (to Grem and Acer) No offense to your makes and models, but you guys break down harder than my cousin Betsy after she got left at the --- Rod Redline, surreptitiously attaches the device to Mater's undercarriage. MATER (as he's goosed) --- altar! He spins around, sees Rod Redline for the first time. MATER Are you okay? ROD REDLINE I'm fine. 34. GREM Hey. Tow truck. Mater turns back to Grem and Acer. GREM We'd like to get to our private business here, if you don't mind. MATER Oh, yeah. Don't let me get in the way of your "private business." Oh! A little advice: When you hear her giggle and see that waterfall, you best press that green button. GREM Thank you. MATER It's to adjust the temperature. ACER Got it. MATER Remember it's in Celsius, not Fahrenheit. GREM AND ACER Get outta here! MATER Alright then. Mater exits, leaving Rod Redline to a now even angrier Grem and Acer. EXT. BATHROOM - MOMENTS LATER Holley arrives at the door. She takes a breath, is about to enter when Mater EXITS. MATER Excuse me, ma'am. He passes her, expelling some exhaust in the process. Holley's rearview tracking confirms that the device is on him. MATER (TO HIMSELF) Dadgum pistachio ice cream. 35. HOLLEY (INTO RADIO) This cannot be him. FINN (OVER RADIO) Is he American? MATER (driving off, to himself) Look out, ladies. Mater's fittin' to get funky! HOLLEY (INTO RADIO) Extremely. FINN (OVER RADIO) Then it's him. It's settled. Holley takes one more nervous breath, quickly closes the distance between her and Mater, cuts him off. He is forced to STOP. HOLLEY Hello. MATER Well, hello. HOLLEY A Volkswagen Karmann Ghia has no radiator. MATER Well of course it doesn't. That's `cause it's air-cooled! HOLLEY (RELIEVED) Perfect. I'm from the Tokyo Station OF THE--- MATER Course, Karmann Ghia's weren't the only ones. Besides the Beetles you had your Type-3 Squarebacks, with the pancake motors... HOLLEY Yeah. Okay, I get it--- MATER ... And before both of them, there's the Type-2 buses - my buddy Fillmore's one of them. 36. HOLLEY Listen! We should find somewhere more private. MATER Uh, gee. Don't you think that's a little, uh --- HOLLEY (NERVOUS ENERGY) You're right. Impossible to know which areas here are compromised. So, when can I see you again? MATER Well, let's see. Tomorrow I'll be out there at the races. HOLLEY Got it. We'll rendezvous then. INT. PARTY - MOMENTS LATER Mater returns to his team, lost in thought. MCQUEEN There you are. Where have you been? MATER What's a rendezvous? LUIGI It's like a date. MATER A date?! MCQUEEN Mater, what's going on? MATER Well, what's going on is I've got me a date tomorrow. Guido makes a crack in Italian. LUIGI Guido don't believe you. MATER Well, believe it. My new girlfriend just said so. Hey, there she is. Mater points out Holley, who's within earshot. 37. MATER (YELLING) Hey! Hey lady! Holley, caught in plain view, DRIVES OFF. MATER See ya tomorrow! Guido makes another crack in Italian. LUIGI Guido still don't believe you. EXT. SHIPYARD - THE DOCKS - TOKYO NIGHT An industrial dock, outside of the city proper. INT. SHIPYARD - NIGHT Rod Redline dangles from a car magnet. He's been beaten up, clings to consciousness. GREM (O.S.) I gotta admit --- Grem, Acer, and a bunch of nasty looking troublemakers look up at Rod amidst crates and shipping containers. GREM --- you tricked us real good. ACER And we don't like being tricked. Rod Redline laughs to himself. ACER Hey, what's so funny? ROD REDLINE Well, you know, I was just wearing a disguise. You guys are stuck looking like that. This doesn't help him. They DROP HIM onto a TREADMILL, lock him down. A container is wheeled forward and Rod is plied with Allinol brand gasoline. ROD REDLINE Allinol? Thanks, fellas. I hear this stuff is good for you. 38. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP (O.S.) So you think. The Professor emerges from the darkness, behind Rod. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP Allinol by itself is good for you. Zundapp hits a button and the TREADMILL starts Rod's wheels spinning at a high rate of speed. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP But after microscopic examination, I have found that it has one small weakness. When hit with an electromagnetic pulse, it becomes extremely dangerous. GREM SMILE --- Grem pushes a World Grand Prix CAMERA - the same one that was in the box back at the oil derrick. He points it at Rod Redline. GREM --- for the camera. ROD REDLINE Is that all you want? I got a whole act. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP You were very interested in this camera on the oil platform. Now you will witness what it really does. ROD REDLINE Whatever you say, Professor. Acer pushes a TV MONITOR toward Rod. On it, surveillance footage from the party. Clearly, they were watching and recording him there. ACER You talked up a lot of cars last night. Which one's your associate? ROD REDLINE Your mother. Oh no, I'm sorry. It was your sister. You know, I can't tell them apart these days. 39. GREM (HAD ENOUGH) Could I start it now, Professor? PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP Fifty percent power. (to Rod Redline) This camera is actually an electromagnetic pulse emitter. ACER (re: a girl on the TV) What about her? Did you give it to her? PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP The Allinol is now heating to a boil, dramatically expanding, causing the engine block to crack under the stress, forcing oil into the combustion chamber. Rod Redline's engine starts to CRACK and BREAK. ACER (re: a guy on the TV) How about him? You talk to him? ROD REDLINE (to Professor Zundapp) What do I care? I can replace an engine block. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP You may be able to, but after full impact of the pulse, unfortunately, there will be nothing to replace. ACER How about him? Does he have it? The monitor reveals MATER, rolling out of the bathroom and down the hall. Rod Redline, seeing this, does the world's most subtle double take. We caught it, but there's no way anyone else in the room could have --- PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP That's him. He's the one. GREM Roger that, Professor Z. 40. ROD REDLINE No! As Grem turns up the machine even MORE, the Professor makes a call. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP (INTO PHONE) Yes sir. We believe the infiltrator has passed along sensitive information. (beat, listening) I will take care of it before any damage can be done. The Professor hangs up, turns to the room. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP The project is still on schedule. You will find this second agent --- Zundapp kicks the camera's power into the RED. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP --- and kill him. On the MONITOR - With Mater's frozen image on the screen we see Rod EXPLODE in the reflection. EXT. JAPAN - DAY Over television pre-roll of Japan: BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (V.O.) Japan. Land of the rising sun. Where ancient tradition meets modern technology. Welcome to the inaugural running of the World Grand Prix. ON OUR ANNOUNCERS as they introduce themselves: BRENT MUSTANGBURGER I'm Brent Mustangburger, here with racing legends Darrell Cartrip and David Hobbscap. There's never been a competition like this before. SHOTS OF THE PITS as the racers fuel up. BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (V.O.) First, Allinol, making its debut tonight as the required fuel for all these great champions. (MORE) 41. BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (V.O.) (CONT'D) Second, the course itself, and it's like nothing we've ever seen. David, how exactly does this competition work? DAVID HOBBSCAP (V.O.) Well, Brent, all three of these street courses are classic round- the-house racetracks. OUTLINES OF THREE RACE COURSES are shown. They're labeled Japan, Italy and England, and are different in shape and size. DAVID HOBBSCAP (V.O.) This means that the LMP and Formula cars should break out of the gate in spectacular fashion. SHOTS OF THE RACERS as they weave up the track, practicing. DAVID HOBBSCAP (V.O.) Look for Francesco Bernoulli in particular to lead early. SHOTS OF Francesco, featured in an inset. DAVID HOBBSCAP (V.O.) And with a series of technical turns throughout --- MORE SHOTS of the course, now highlighting the tech turns. DAVID HOBBSCAP (V.O.) GT and Touring cars like Spain's Miguel Camino should make up some ground but I doubt it'll be enough to stop Francesco from absolutely running away with it. DARRELL CARTRIP (V.O.) Woah, now just hold your horsepower. You're forgetting the most important factor here. That early dirt track section of the course! The dirt is supposed to be the great equalizer in this race. GRAPHICS OF THE COURSES now isolate a stretch after the first couple turns, label it "DIRT SECTIONS." 42. BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (V.O.) French Rally car Raoul ÇaRoule is counting on a big boost headed through there. DARRELL CARTRIP (V.O.) And don't forget Lightning McQueen! His mentor, the Hudson Hornet, was one of the greatest dirt track racers of all time. In my opinion, McQueen is the best all-around racer in this competition. BACK IN THE STUDIO DAVID HOBBSCAP Really, Darrell, I think you need to clean your windshield. You're clearly not seeing this for what it is: Francesco's race to lose. EXT. STARTING LINE - DAY BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (V.O.) It's time to find out. The racers are locking into the grid --- Engines rev as everyone gets ready to go. Everyone's bright eyed and alert except for McQueen who we find in the back of the grid. He CLOSES his eyes. MCQUEEN (TO HIMSELF) Speed. I am speed. A LAUGH O.S. McQueen opens his eyes. Francesco is next to him on the grid. FRANCESCO Really? You are "speed"? Then Francesco is triple speed. (closes his eyes) Francesco. Is. Triple speed. Francesco likes this, McQueen. It's really getting him into the zone! MCQUEEN He is so getting beat today. The starting lights click down from RED to YELLOW to GREEN. The race begins. Francesco quickly grabs the lead. He's pulling away within seconds. 43. ON PIT ROW - We TRACK PAST as the various Crew Chiefs on their crash carts bark orders to their racers. We end on Team McQueen. No Crew Chief, just a solid looking team. SARGE His suspension stats look good. LUIGI Tire pressure is excellent. FILLMORE He's got plenty of fuel. MATER And he's awesome! CUT TO: The same view of Mater but now THROUGH A TELESCOPIC DISPLAY. Reveal Finn and Holley watching from high above in a downtown office building, behind reflective glass. HOLLEY Why is he in the pits? He's so exposed. FINN It's his cover. One of the best I've seen, too. Look at the detail on that rust. It must have cost him a fortune. HOLLEY But why hasn't he contacted us yet? FINN There's probably heat on him. Be patient. HOLLEY Right, of course. He'll signal us when he can. FINN And then we find out who's behind all this. ON THE TRACK - VARIOUS SHOTS OF THE RACE through Tokyo as Francesco extends his lead and McQueen attempts to make up ground. 44. IN MCQUEEN'S PIT - Mater watches the monitors, sees them approaching the dirt section. MATER McQueen! It's time to make your move. Get on the outside and show 'em what Doc done taught you. MCQUEEN (OVER RADIO) Ten four, Mater. ON THE TRACK - Francesco hits the dirt section and loses all control. He SLAMS to a halt, his tires getting no traction. DAVID HOBBSCAP (V.O.) Francesco is brought to a screeching halt! MCQUEEN skids into view, turning right to go left, passing Francesco, followed by other cars --- BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (V.O.) Lightning McQueen is the first to take advantage. And just like that, folks, Francesco's lead is left in the dust. MCQUEEN Nice call, Mater. Keep it up! McQueen now leads the pack, zooming out of the dirt now starting to relax. DARRELL CARTRIP (V.O.) Who-hoo! Man, McQueen looks happier than a rollbar at a demolition derby! ON PAVED ROAD AGAIN - MOMENTS LATER The field of cars thunders into a tunnel. BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (V.O.) Everyone's jostling for position as we hit the asphalt again. Francesco crests the hill, in last place. He bites down, determined, then CHASES. BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (V.O.) Francesco lost a lot of momentum in the dirt. He's got some serious work ahead of him if he wants to get back in this race. 45. VARIOUS SHOTS OF TOKYO as the racers move through the Rainbow Bridge. Bit by bit, Francesco ekes his way toward the front, toward Lightning McQueen as we CUT TO --- --- A ROOFTOP, and a VIEW THROUGH THE WGP CAMERA LENS. Grem and Acer are manning this one. They focus it on the racers as they approach. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP (OVER RADIO) It is time. GREM Roger that. ON THE TRACK - A racer (Miguel Camino) suddenly PLUMES WITH SMOKE and skids out. DARRELL CARTRIP (V.O.) Oh! Miguel Camino has blown an engine! BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (V.O.) Very unusual, Darrell. He's been so consistent all year. Camino quickly pits, passing McQueen's pit where Mater is visible. ON GREM AND ACER, watching from above. GREM You gotta be kidding me. ACER What is it? GREM It's that tow truck from the bathroom. ACER The one from the bathroom? GREM Yeah, the one the American Agent passed the device to. ACER What about him? GREM What about him? He's in the pits! 46. ACER Not for long. Acer exits, with purpose. ON FINN AND HOLLEY, still in their office hideaway. Holley's onboard computer flashes an ALERT. HOLLEY Hold on. I think I've got something. FINN What is it? HOLLEY The Pacer from the party last night. She's spotted Acer, moving swiftly forward. HOLLEY Cross-referencing with the photos from the oil derricks... Yep. His VIN numbers match. FINN Anyone with him? He won't be alone. HOLLEY Conducting analysis on the target. The computer finds more and more bad guy Pacers and Gremlins are in the crowd. HOLLEY He's not the only one here. Three... five... they're everywhere. And they're all closing in on... oh no. We PAN OVER to see it's MATER. HOLLEY Finn? Finn, where are you? She turns. He's GONE, leaving only an open window. FINN (OVER RADIO) Get him out of the pits now! IN MCQUEEN'S PIT. A car WHIPS BY O.S. 47. MATER Wow! Some of them fellers is really loud. HOLLEY (OVER MATER'S RADIO) Can you hear me? Over. MATER Uh, what? HOLLEY (OVER MATER'S RADIO) Get out of the pit now. Do you hear me? Mater realizes this girl has somehow broken into his radio. MATER (INTO RADIO) Hey, I know you. You're that girl from the party last night. You wanna do our date right now? ON THE TRACK - McQueen boxes out Francesco, holds his slim lead, but barely. MCQUEEN Guys, a little too much chatter. Let's keep this line clear. BOOM! A racer behind McQueen suddenly expels black smoke, skids out of control. ON GREM - laughing. That was clearly his handiwork. IN MCQUEEN'S PIT - SAME HOLLEY (ON MATER'S RADIO) There's no time for messing about. You've got to get out of the pits. MATER Is there gonna be cable where you is so I can watch the rest of the race? ON HOLLEY - Watching from the downtown building. HOLLEY (INTO RADIO) You're running out of time! FINN (OVER RADIO) They're coming, Shiftwell. HOLLEY (INTO RADIO) Yes, I know. 48. FINN (OVER RADIO) Get him out of there. HOLLEY (TO FINN) I'm trying. (TO MATER) Get out now! We CUT BACK TO --- --- MATER. He gives in, exits the pit. MATER Well, all right but I usually like to have a proper detailing done before I meet a lady friend. He moves toward the back PIT DOOR, is about to open it. OUTSIDE THE PITS - ACER and another Pacer approach McQueen's pit door on the other side. Ready to pounce. The doors OPEN, REVEALING --- --- Finn, holding a fire extinguisher. ACER Finn McMissile? But you're dead! FINN Then this shouldn't hurt at all. He empties the extinguisher in their eyes, speeds past. They try and follow, but have been blinded. One of them crashes right into a COP. ON FINN - Already on the move, along a side street. FINN Miss Shiftwell? ON HOLLEY - Tracking everything on a grid map. Mater looks like Pac Man, weaving through the streets as bad guys close in all around him. HOLLEY I've got him in the back alleys east of the garages. Multiple assailants are closing in quickly. FINN (OVER RADIO) Keep him moving. I'm on my way. ON MATER - He turns a corner, sees a flower shop. 49. MATER Hey, new lady friend? You like flowers? ON THE TRACK - McQueen, hearing this, is taken aback. MCQUEEN What? ON MATER - Slowing at the flower shop. HOLLEY (OVER RADIO) No! Don't go 'in' anywhere. Just keep moving. MATER Stay outside. Gotcha. ON THE TRACK MCQUEEN Outside? McQueen drifts outside allowing Francesco to slip past! FRANCESCO Grazie and arrivaderci! DARRELL CARTRIP (V.O.) I cannot believe what I just saw, Brent. That was a bonehead move. You don't open up the inside like that! IN THE BACK ALLEYS - As Mater moves on he's followed by Pacers and Gremlins. Suddenly --- --- CABLES whip in front of them, pulling over flower vending machines and sending the shop's owners into a frenzy. They direct their attention to the AMCs, who try and explain. ON FINN, admiring his handiwork as he appears. Just as he turns to leave he's BROADSIDED and pushed INTO A DARK ALLEY. IN THE ALLEY - Finn finds himself boxed by two Pacers and pushed toward --- --- ACER, who now holds a FLAME THROWER. ACER This time I'm gonna make sure you stay dead. He hits the flame. WHOOOSSSH!! 50. ON ANOTHER STREET - Mater clicks along, still looking for Holley. Just as he passes the alley entrance where Finn stares down death: HOLLEY (OVER RADIO) You're doing brilliantly. Now just stay focused. MATER What's that? You want me to head toward that ruckus? Mater turns INTO the alley. HOLLEY (OVER RADIO) No! Don't go down that street! IN THE ALLEY - Finn, now nearly pushed completely into the flame thrower, leaps into the air. He FIGHTS BACK, using his wheels, axle, indeed his entire car frame as if he were human, kicking and tossing and shooting his enemies. Mater witnesses the whole thing. MATER Wow! A live karate demonstration! ON THE TRACK - McQueen, now playing catch-up again, scowls. MCQUEEN Stop it, Mater. Just sign off. IN THE BACK ALLEY - Finn polishes off the AMCs by firing a bullet into a gas main line, causing an EXPLOSION that tosses Acer through the air where he lands in a NOODLE SHOP'S SIGN. ON THE TRACK - The end of the race is nigh --- BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (V.O.) They're bumper to bumper as they approach the finish line! The Formula car gets there first. BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (V.O.) Francesco's the winner, McQueen's number two! IN THE ALLEY - Finn heaves breaths, surveys his damage. MATER That was cool! Hey, can I get your autograph? 51. Mater approaches when a MASS OF RACE FANS burst out a door, momentarily blocking Mater's view of Finn. Once the fans have past, Finn has disappeared. MATER Hey, where'd he go? HOLLEY (OVER RADIO) Our rendezvous has been jeopardized. Keep the device safe. We'll be in touch. MATER Dadgum, did I miss our date? EXT. PRESS STAGE - LATER Post race press conference. Francesco is center stage. DARRELL CARTRIP Francesco, over here! Hey, what was your strategy today? FRANCESCO Strategia? Francesco needs no strategy, it's very simple. You start the race, wait for Lightning McQueen to choke, pass him, then win. Francesco always wins. It's boring. McQueen, waiting in the wings, rolls his eyes. He suddenly notices something O.S. McQueen's P.O.V. - It's MATER, appearing from a side street, moving toward the pits, oblivious of the press conference. DARRELL CARTRIP (TO FRANCESCO) I gotta tell you, dude. You were in trouble for awhile. That dirt track section had you crawling! As McQueen SNEAKS AWAY --- FRANCESCO To truly crush one's dream, you must first raise their hopes very high. IN MCQUEEN'S PIT GARAGE - Mater looks around for everyone as McQueen approaches. 52. MCQUEEN Mater. MATER Hey McQueen! What happened? Is the race over? You won, right? MCQUEEN Mater, why were you yelling things at me while I was racing? MATER Yelling? Oh, you thought... that's funny right there. Nah, see that's `cause I seen these two fellers doing some sort of karate street performance. It was nutso. One of them even had a flamethrower --- MCQUEEN A flamethrower? What are you talking about? I don't understand. Where were you? MATER Going to meet my date. MCQUEEN Your date? MATER She started talking to me as a voice in my head, telling me where to go --- MCQUEEN What? MATER Wait a minute -- I didn't screw you up, did I? MCQUEEN I lost the race because of you! MATER Well, I'm sorry. I didn't mean --- MCQUEEN An imaginary girlfriend, flamethrowers. This is exactly why I don't bring you along to these things. 53. MATER Maybe if I, I don't know, talked to somebody and explained what happened I could help. MCQUEEN I don't need your help. I don't want your help. PRESS (O.S.) Hey, there he is!! The press finds McQueen, swarms him. Mater is pushed backwards as the questions fly again. PRESS - McQueen, you had it in the bag! - Yeah, what happened? MCQUEEN I made a mistake. But I can assure you, it won't happen again. On Mater. He takes this badly. MCQUEEN Look, guys. We know what the problem is and we've taken care of it. SMASH TO: OVER FOOTAGE OF FRANCESCO and various other highlights: BRENT MUSTANGBURGER Lightning McQueen loses in the last lap to Francesco Bernoulli in the first race of the World Grand Prix and three, count em, three cars flamed out leading some to suggest that their fuel, Allinol, might be to blame. FOOTAGE OF MILES AXLEROD, speaking to an aggressive press. He must SHOUT over the press. MILES AXLEROD Allinol is safe! Alternative fuel is safe! There is no way my fuel caused these cars to flame out! 54. IN THE TV STUDIO - Darrell, Brent and David talk to camera. DARRELL CARTRIP Well the jury may still be out on whether Allinol caused these accidents, but one thing's for sure: Lightning McQueen blew this race. Off a FROZEN IMAGE of McQueen crossing the finish line, a look of severe consternation across his face --- BRENT MUSTANGBURGER Team McQueen can't be happy right now. --- MATCH CUT TO --- INT. AIRPORT - JAPAN - DAY --- McQueen's SMILING FACE, on a Team McQueen poster. REVERSE to reveal Mater looking at it, sadly. He drives on, passing (but not noticing) --- --- GREM and ACER. AT THE SECURITY CHECK - MOMENTS LATER. Cars take off their tires, move through the metal detector. Mater waits in line. A SECURITY CAR approaches Mater. SECURITY CAR (in Japanese and English) Come with me please, sir. MATER But I'm gonna miss my plane. IN THE ADMIRAL'S LOUNGE - MOMENTS LATER. The Security Car leads Mater inside. SECURITY CAR Right this way. As they move past us the Security Car covertly drops a BALL BEARING which rolls into a corner. The ball bearing then sprouts MECHANICAL LEGS, tripods itself and IRISES out, revealing itself to be a tiny CAMERA. IN THE MAIN ROOM - ADMIRAL'S LOUNGE - CONTINUOUS Mater follows the Security Car in, nervous. 55. MATER Doggone it. This is about my hook, isn't it? I know I should've checked it, but I can't really, look -- it's attached to me. ZWAPPPPPP!! The Security Car suddenly DECLOAKS himself, reveals himself to be Finn McMissile! MATER Hey, I know you. You're that feller from the karate demonstration. FINN I never properly introduced myself. Finn McMissile. British Intelligence. MATER Tow Mater. Average intelligence. FINN Who are you with? FBI, CIA? MATER Let's just say I'm triple-A affiliated. You know, I know some karate. I don't wanna brag or nothing, but I've got me a black fan belt. BEEP! Finn's rearview alarms. His camera has picked up Grem and Acer. They've just entered the lounge, are right around the corner. MATER Hey, you wanna see some moves I made up? FINN You're being followed. Finn quickly turns, fires a tiny GLASS CUTTING BEETLE at the window. As Mater talks, oblivious, the beetle cuts out a round hole. MATER This first one I can reach into a car's hood, pull out his battery, and show it to him before he stalls. I call it, "What I accidentally did to my friend Luigi once." 56. Mater does his best (worst) karate moves as Acer and Grem turn the corner. GREM There he is! The glass drops away, leaving a car-sized hole. MATER (eyes the clock) Look, I probably ought to go. I'm about to miss my flight. FINN Don't worry. Finn HOOKS Mater from behind. He YANKS HIM forward --- FINN I've taken care of that. Hang on. --- and LEAPS OUT THE WINDOW! EXT. TARMAC - AIRPORT - JAPAN Finn pulls Mater down HARD onto the tarmac, towing him away from the terminal. MATER This is First Class service. You don't even have to go through the terminal. ACER and GREM appear, chasing them. Mater, who is facing backward as he is being pulled along, faces them. They're about a hundred yards back. MATER (TO FINN) Your karate partners are back here. They kinda look like they're trying to catch up! FINN Drive forward. Whatever you do, don't stop. Finn SKIDS around, whipping Mater in a 180 so that Mater is now towing Finn. Grem produces a ROCKET, lines up Finn as his target. 57. Finn, without hesitation, fires a MINI ROLLING-JACK. The jack DRIVES ITSELF toward Grem, anchors itself under his frame and flips him like a turtle but not before Grem gets the rocket OFF --- THE ROCKET - it flies toward Mater and Finn. FINN aims and launches a MISSILE back. THE ROCKET AND MISSILE COLLIDE IN MID-AIR, EXPLODE. MATER (only hearing this) Is everything okay back there? SIDDELEY (O.S.) Finn, it's Sid. I'm on approach. A GULFSTREAM JET wings into view overhead. This is SIDDELEY. FINN Roger that. Mater looks up: ACER screeches into view up ahead, dragging a long row of luggage carts in Mater's path, attempting to create an accident. MATER (TO FINN) You remember that whole thing about me not stopping no matter what? Just as it looks dire --- RATATATATATATAT!!! SIDDELEY descends, hawklike, fires bullets and blows the luggage carts sky-high. Mater and Finn burst through them, luggage now raining down from above. MATER I knew I should've done carry-on! FINN (TO SIDDELEY) Thanks, old boy! Siddeley LANDS HARD on the tarmac ahead of them. No time to stop, he DROPS his back open, revealing HOLLEY. MATER Hey, doggone it. It's my imaginary girlfriend! HOLLEY Come on! Get in here! 58. Mater SPEEDS UP toward Siddeley's ramp, Holley. MATER (TO HOLLEY) Boy I tell you what, you really do want this first date, don't ya? That's a no-quit attitude right there. Just as Mater's wheels touch the ramp, BULLETS PING around him in a spray. Siddeley is HIT, a tire BLOWN. He yells in pain. FINN Hold on, Sid! Siddeley peels off the runway onto the grass. A gunfight ensues between Finn and Acer. Finn SHOOTS ACER'S TIRE, blowing it and throwing him off-course. Acer CAREENS out of control, drives up and THROUGH A JET --- --- OUT THE OTHER SIDE where he lands in an oil tanker. ON SIDDELEY - He's headed toward the edge of the tarmac, where the grass and runway meet WATER. He HITS THE GAS, his only hope. SIDDELEY Finn, it's now or never! Finn BRAKES, 180s and grabs the ramp just as Siddeley gets air. SIDDELEY Hold on! Mater, the only thing not in the jet, dangles and recedes from our view as Siddeley climbs toward the clouds. As he's PULLED in through the back hatch: MATER (V.O.) By the time you read this, I will be safely on an airplane, flying home. INT. LOBBY - HOTEL - TOKYO - DAY CLOSE ON a handwritten (er, tire-written?) NOTE in childish scrawl. We don't see all of it, only a bit. Mater's voice O.S. begins the note with the first sentence, but we DISSOLVE into McQueen's voice. 59. MCQUEEN "I'm so sorry for what I did. I don't want to be the cause of you losing any more races. I want you to go prove to the world what I already know - that you are the greatest race car in the whole wide world. Your best friend, Mater." McQueen takes this in. MCQUEEN I didn't really want him to leave. LUIGI Wait, there's more here. (READS) "P.S. Please tell the hotel I didn't mean to order that movie. I thought it was just a preview and I didn't realize I was paying for it. P.P.S... That's funny right there -- PP." (to the others) There's a few more pages of P.S.'s here. MCQUEEN (TURNING BACK) Well, at least I know if he's at home he'll be safe. EXT. SKY - DAY SIDDELEY breaks through some cloud cover, flies with purpose. INT. JET - DAY A well-appointed spy jet. Various computers line the walls. FINN Now that's how I like to start the day! You never feel more alive than when you're almost dead. HOLLEY (SCANNING MATER) I hope that device didn't fall off. MATER That's the closest I ever been to missing my flight! That was --- 60. With a ROBOTIC ARM, Holley grabs the THE DEVICE that Rod Redline hid under Mater. She yanks it out with a GOOSE. MATER (JUMPS) Yow! HOLLEY Still in one piece, great. Holley drops the device into a mainframe computer. It starts "ANALYZING." MATER I gotta go to a doctor. I keep getting these sharp pains in my undercarriage. HOLLEY Downloading the photo now. MATER Hey, lemme introduce you two. (TO HOLLEY) This here is Finn McSomething-or- other. He's a First Class VIP airport whatchamacallit. And Finn, this here's my date. (TO HOLLEY) I never did get your name. HOLLEY Oh yes, sorry. It's Shiftwell. Holley Shiftwell. MATER (TO FINN) It's Shiftwell. Holley --- DING! The computer is done analyzing. The cabin lights dim. FINN Finally. Time to see who's behind all this. AN IMAGE is blasted between the three of them. It's of a photograph, a complicated melange of metallic parts stuck together. HOLLEY (to Mater, expectantly) What is this? 61. MATER Well, that's one of the worst engines ever made. It's an old aluminum V8 with a Lucas electrical system and Whitworth bolts. Shoot, them Whitworth bolts is a pain, tell you what. Them ain't metric, they ain't inches... HOLLEY Yes, OK, right. But who's engine is this, Mater? MATER Well, it's kinda hard to tell from this picture, ain't it? HOLLEY But you're the one who took it. FINN Holley. HOLLEY Oh, right. Yes, of course. "A good agent gets what he can, then gets out before he's killed." Sorry. MATER Agent? You mean like insurance agent, like, (SINGS) `Like a good neighbor, Mater is there'? Wait, you mean secret agents. You guys is spies! FINN Holley, in how many makes and models did this type of engine appear? Holley has these stats in seconds. Kid's play. HOLLEY It was standard in seven models over a 12-year period. At least 35,000 cars were made with this engine. Mater MOVES HIS SEAT FORWARD, through one part of the hologram so he's face-to-face with Holley. MATER You're pretty. 62. HOLLEY (ANNOYED) Yes, alright. Thank you. MATER And so nice. HOLLEY Just pay attention. She moves the engine photo so it's now blocking Mater again. FINN This seems like a dead end. If there were something in the photo that could narrow this down a bit I'd be a lot happier. MATER You might not be happy, but I bet this feller is. See how he's had most of his parts replaced? And see all them boxes over there? Them's all original parts. They ain't easy to come by. HOLLEY Rare parts. FINN That's something we can track. HOLLEY Exactly! Holley drops her screen down. FINN Well done, Mater! I would never have seen that. (TO HOLLEY) I know of a black-market parts dealer in Paris, a treacherous lowlife. But, he's the only car in the world who can tell us whose engine this is. Mater, what would you say to setting up an informal task force on this one? MATER Wait, what? 63. FINN You obviously have plenty of experience in the field. MATER Well yeah I live right next to one. (thinks about it) I don't know, Finn. I ain't exactly been much help to anybody recently. FINN You're helping me. Please, Mater. MATER Well, okay. But you know I'm just a tow truck, right? FINN Right. And I'm just in the import/export business. Siddeley? SIDDELEY Yes, Finn? FINN Paris. Tout de suite. MATER Yeah, two of them sweets for me too, Sid! (TO HOLLEY) You know, I always wanted to be a spy. HOLLEY (SMILING SWEETLY) Really? Me too. SIDDELEY Afterburners, sir? FINN Is there any other way? EXT. JET - MOVING Siddeley HITS THE JUICE, they kick forward like a mule as we CUT TO --- A MONTAGE OF PARIS: Mater attempts to merge into roundabout traffic; mimes annoy tourists at the Eiffel Tower; a painter works his magic on an unattractive couple; a couple kisses on the most romantic spot in the world; we might even catch GASTOW'S RESTAURANT. 64. The charming, low-key introduction ends with a SWEEPING VISTA of Paris's center from far away as we CRANE DOWN INTO --- EXT. STREET - DAY --- a dirty street in the 1st Arrondissement. Finn and Holley drive along together as Mater, playing "spy," darts back and forth behind them from doorway to dumpster, "hiding out." He's having a ball. FINN (TO HOLLEY) Once we're inside, stay close. Don't bother checking VIN numbers for criminal records, they're all dodgy here. HOLLEY No VIN scans. Got it. FINN Don't talk to anyone. Don't look at anyone. And absolutely, positively no idling. Are we clear? HOLLEY Yes, right. No idling. Yes, sir. FINN Mater? MATER Yeah, Finn? FINN We're not here to go shopping. As Finn and Holley and Mater turn the corner... MATER Shopping? What do you mean? Why would I --- Mater turns the corner and enters a massive Les Halles- inspired Parisian market filled with car parts. A tow truck's dream. MATER Dadgum. MERCHANTS - Parts for sale, Monsieur! - Monsieur! Parts for sale! 65. IN THE MARKET - MOMENTS LATER Mater rolls along, impressed by the goods for sale. MATER You gotta be kidding me - they've got everything here. Look at them hoods! I could use a hood. Mater continues on though, heeding Finn's advice. MATER Sorry fellers, I gotta go. INT. ENCLOSED MARKETPLACE - DAY Mater, now out of sight of Finn and Holley, passes a darkened stall. He STOPS, peers in. There's someone in there. MATER Excuse me. What are you selling? It suddenly OPENS its headlights revealing... EYES!! In French, the mutant car pitches his wares to Mater. Mater FREAKS OUT, speeds off, TERRIFIED. AROUND THE CORNER - FINN AND HOLLEY A few car lengths ahead of Mater. They roll along, looking for... Aha! Finn and Holley recede into the shadows. In FINN'S SIDE MIRROR: TOMBER, a three-wheeled parts dealer, argues with a French customer. FINN There you are. Mater suddenly turns the corner, sees Finn and Holley. MATER Man, there are some great --- FINN Mater, get back! Too late. Tomber sees Mater, then notices FINN, reflected in a hubcap. He BOLTS. Finn and Holley give chase. MATER Hey, wait for me! Tomber, skidding away, kicks a tent in Finn's way. Holley quickly pivots RIGHT and disappears. Where did she go? 66. Finn, hot in pursuit, leaps another obstacle and loses ground TO --- --- Tomber who turns a corner and finds himself grill to grill with HOLLEY. He whips to the left but TURNS OVER, rolling sideways and CRASHING to a stop. Holley ZAPS him with ELECTROSHOCKERS. Finn suddenly arrives, stops her. FINN (TO HOLLEY) Have you lost your mind?! HOLLEY But I thought --- FINN Mater! This chap needs a tow. Hook him up. MATER Sure thing. CUT TO: MOMENTS LATER - Mater tows Tomber, following Finn and Holley. TOMBER You rusty piece of junk, get your dirty hook off me! INT. A SMALL GARAGE - MOMENTS LATER Finn throws open a door. Cars scatter like cockroaches. FINN (to the cars) Allez! Maintenant - vite! Mater unhooks an angry Tomber who spits in French. Finn pulls the door down. As it LATCHES TIGHT --- TOMBER (TO FINN) Electroshock! Are you kidding me?? FINN Easy, Tomber. This is her first field assignment - she didn't know you were my informant. HOLLEY Informant? 67. TOMBER A rookie, eh? I never liked new car- smell. Holley FUMES with anger. FINN Tomber was doing 20 to life in a Moroccan impound the first time I saved him, if I recall correctly. TOMBER Speaking of recalls, you're getting up there in mileage aren't you, Finn? HOLLEY Alright, we get it. You both know each other, you're both old. So. Holley shoots a HOLOGRAPHIC PHOTO of the engine in front of Tomber. HOLLEY There you go, informant. Inform us. Tomber eyes the photo. He recoils, unimpressed. TOMBER That is the worst motor ever made. Suddenly, Tomber narrows his gaze. TOMBER Wait. That oil filter... those wheel bearings. FINN Do those parts look familiar, Tomber? TOMBER They should. I sold them. HOLLEY To whom? TOMBER No idea. He's my best customer, but he always does his business over the phone. I was always wondering why he needs so many parts. Now I know. 68. MATER Well, a lemon needs parts. Ain't nothing truer than that. FINN "Lemon?" MATER Yeah, you know. Cars that don't ever work right. Lemons is a tow truck's bread and butter. Like them Gremlins and Pacers we run into at the party and the race and the airport. FINN Holley, pull up the pictures from the oil platform. I want to know what other type of cars were out there. Holley complies and suddenly PHOTOS OF CARS FROM THE OIL PLATFORM hang suspended in the air in front of them. HOLLEY Right. Let's see. There were Hugos. And Trunkovs. FINN Mater, are these cars considered lemons? MATER Is the Popemobile Catholic? HOLLEY Finn. Everyone involved in this plot is one of history's biggest loser cars. Holley refers to the ENGINE PHOTO, which now rises forward as the prominent picture, perhaps the only one in view. FINN And they're all taking their orders from the car behind this engine. TOMBER This explains it! FINN What, Tomber? 69. TOMBER Gremlin, Pacer, Hugo and Trunkovs never get together. But they're having a secret meeting in two days. FINN Where's this meeting taking place? TOMBER Porto Corsa, Italy. MATER That's where the next race is! FINN Then there's a good chance our mystery engine will be there too. TOMBER Your chances are more than good. I just sent him a new clutch assembly yesterday... to Porto Corsa. FINN Holley, contact Stephenson and have him meet us at Gare de Lyon. Good work. EXT. FRENCH ALPS - NIGHT STEPHENSON, a THREE-CAR LUXURY BULLET TRAIN speeds along a snow-covered mountain in the dead of night, its halogen headlight cutting through the darkness. It DIPS into a TUNNEL --- MATER (O.S.) Boy, I'll tell you what. That three- wheeled feller had to be right about a big meeting. INT. SPY CAR - MOVING - NIGHT Mater, Finn and Holley scroll through surveillance-style photos of TRAFFIC on an Italian street. They're in the front train car, which doubles as a luxury seating area and intelligence command center. MATER You never see this many lemons in one town. Unless there's a swap meet, or something. (TO HOLLEY) (MORE) 70. MATER (CONT'D) Hey, how'd you get all them pictures? HOLLEY Well, I remotely reprogrammed Porto Corsa's red light cameras to do recognition scans. MATER Wow, not only is you the prettiest car I ever met, but you the smartest too. HOLLEY Thank you. I think. MATER That's a familiar sight. Mater refers to a photo of VICTOR HUGO, the HUGO Lemonhead, being towed by an EASTERN EUROPEAN TOW TRUCK. MATER A Hugo being towed. But he looks absolutely perfect. FINN Of course. They must be the heads of the lemon families. MATER Makes sense. If I was rich and broke down every day, I'd hire me to tow me around all the time too. FINN We've got to infiltrate that meeting. It's the only way to find out who's behind all this. HOLLEY (EYEING MATER) Hang on a minute. MATER What? HOLLEY Hold still. Holley SNAPS Mater's picture, temporarily blinding him. MATER Ahh! 71. Holley turns back to her monitor. Mater's face appears on screen. She quickly GRAFTS it over the Hugo's tow truck's. FINN Good job, Miss Shiftwell. Holley isn't sure what surprises her more: the compliment or how pleased it makes her. HOLLEY Thank you, Finn. MATER Boy, I sure wish my friends could see me now. EXT. SMALL TOWN - ITALY - OUTSIDE PORTO CORSA - DAY A quaint Italian piazza. A pristine MASERATI FOUNTAIN, complete with ancient trident, looms in our view. Luigi and Guido roll into view. LUIGI Guido, your eyes do not deceive you. We are in Italy. We are home! Sarge, Fillmore and McQueen exit a WGP transport truck. FILLMORE Hey, Luigi. Which way to the hotel, man? LUIGI What? No friends of mine will stay in a hotel in my village. You will stay with my --- Uncle Topolino! UNCLE TOPOLINO, a distinguished 1937 Fiat Topolino, rolls forward. He greets them warmly with affectionate Italian salutations as word of Guido and Luigi's arrival spreads. The square FILLS with family and friends. EXT. PIAZZA - DUSK A festive homecoming party. Lights strung across the square. Music and dancing. Fillmore and Sarge are at a dining table. SARGE How do they do it? These are the same ingredients as back home, but it tastes so good. 72. FILLMORE It's organic, man. SARGE Tree hugger. LIGHTNING MCQUEEN rolls along the periphery of the square, seems lost in thought. UNCLE TOPOLINO (O.S.) Race car. Uncle Topolino beckons McQueen over. UNCLE TOPOLINO You look so down, so low. Is like you have flat tires. MAMA TOPOLINO, a hefty Italian grandmother pipes up, a mile a minute then drives off, now a car on a mission. UNCLE TOPOLINO She said you look like you're starving. That she's going to make you a big meal, and fatten you up. MCQUEEN No, Mama Topolino, please. You don't need to make a fuss! Too late. She's disappeared inside her kitchen. UNCLE TOPOLINO Capisco. I understand. Is a problem, yes? Between you and a friend? MCQUEEN How'd you know that? UNCLE TOPOLINO A wise car hears one word and understands two. McQueen takes this in, impressed. UNCLE TOPOLINO That, and Luigi told me. While Mama cooks, come and take a stroll with me. They amble forward, Uncle Topolino setting the pace. 73. MCQUEEN I brought my friend Mater along on the trip. And I told him he needed to act different, that we weren't in Radiator Springs. UNCLE TOPOLINO This Mater. He's a close friend? MCQUEEN He's my best friend. UNCLE TOPOLINO Then why would you ask him to be someone else? McQueen considers this - a realization. MCQUEEN What did I do? I said some things during our fight... UNCLE TOPOLINO You know, back when Guido and Luigi used to work for me, they would fight over everything. IN THE SQUARE - Guido dances with a girl. Luigi suddenly CUTS IN. They begin to ARGUE. UNCLE TOPOLINO They fight over what Ferrari was the best Ferrari; which one of them look more like a Ferrari... There were even some non-Ferrari fights. Guido now LIFTS Luigi, cuts BACK in. UNCLE TOPOLINO So I tell them, va bene. It's okay to fight. Everybody fights now and then, especially best friends. McQueen takes this in. Seems to take some small comfort. UNCLE TOPOLINO But you gotta make up fast. McQueen's comfort quickly evaporates. UNCLE TOPOLINO No fight more important than friendship. 74. Guido and Luigi now dance together with the girl and her friend who has just arrived. All having a great time. They dance past us, crossing in front of MCQUEEN AND UNCLE TOPOLINO. We STAY WITH them. UNCLE TOPOLINO Chi trova un'amico, trova un tesoro. MCQUEEN What does that mean? MAMA TOPOLINO (ARRIVING) Whoever find a friend, find a treasure. Mama Topolino drops a tray of food in front of McQueen. MAMA TOPOLINO Now, mangia! Eat! ON MCQUEEN, distant, taking all of this in, lost in thought as, in the background, Uncle Topolino and Mama Topolino talk, then argue, then make up (all in Italian) all while we stay on McQueen's pensive face --- INT. TRAIN TUNNEL - LATER Stephenson glides along, all business. STEPHENSON Finn, one hour to Porto Corsa. INT. TRAIN - MOVING - LATER FINN Thank you, Stephenson. Finn watches as HOLLEY attaches a new EMERGENCY LIGHT on Mater's roof. It looks exactly like his old one. HOLLEY That should just about do it. FINN Perfect. HOLLEY So Mater, it's voice-activated. But you know, everything's voice- activated these days. 75. MATER What? I thought you was supposed to be making me a disguise. MATER'S COMPUTER Voice recognized. Disguise Program Initiated. ZWWWWAT! A HOLOGRAPHIC disguise suddenly umbrellas out, emitted from Mater's roof. It drops a clean cloaking image of the EASTERN EUROPEAN TOW TRUCK over Mater. MATER Cool! Hey, computer. Make me a German truck! MATER'S COMPUTER Request acknowledged. ZWATTTT! Mater suddenly wears lederhosen and a German hat. MATER Check it out. I'm wearing Materhosen. Make me a monster truck! MATER'S COMPUTER Request acknowledged. He's transformed into Dracula, complete with fangs. MATER (ALA DRACULA) I vant to siphon your gas. Now make me a taco truck! MATER'S COMPUTER Request acknowledged. MATER A funny car! MATER'S COMPUTER Request acknowledged. Finn suddenly pushes a button, stops the madness. FINN The idea is to keep a low profile, Mater. Mater, chastened, moves on. 76. MATER So I just go in, pretend to be this truck. FINN And leave the rest to us. HOLLEY Now hold still. Holley turns back to her work. The disguise's cloaking is larger than Mater. As a result, Holley must dial it back to fit his body. As she carefully calibrates the hologram: HOLLEY I have to do the final fitting on your disguise. Holley STOPS. The 3D disguise is now flush with his frame, but dents SHOW THROUGH. HOLLEY Oh dear. That's no good. She deploys A BONDO SPRAYER on a robotic arm, moves it toward one of Mater's DENTS. Mater pulls away. MATER Hey, what are you doing? HOLLEY The disguise won't calibrate effectively without a smooth surface to graft onto. MATER Oh. For a second there I thought you was trying to fix my dents. HOLLEY I was. MATER Well then no thank you. I don't get them dents buffed, pulled, filled or painted by nobody. They're way too valuable. HOLLEY Your dents are valuable? MATER I come by each one of them with my best friend Lightning McQueen. (MORE) 77. MATER (CONT'D) I don't fix these. I want to remember these dents forever. HOLLEY So you were being serious in Paris? McQueen isn't just part of your cover? FINN Friendships can be dangerous in our line of work, Mater. MATER But my line of work is towing and salvage. FINN Right. And Miss Shiftwell's is designing iPhone apps. MATER No, I meant for real. I --- HOLLEY It's okay. Say no more. I'll work around the dent. FINN In the meantime... Finn hits a button. The walls transform into a MASSIVE WEAPONS CACHE. FINN You look a little light on weapons. Off Mater's RXN --- EXT. ALPS - DAWN --- STEPHENSON EMERGES LOUDLY from a tunnel. He powers forward, starts his descent into Italy --- BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (V.O.) You are looking live at beautiful Porto Corsa, Italy, on the Italian Riviera. What a magnificent setting for the second race of the World Grand Prix. EXT. PORTO CORSA, ITALY - DAY Over sweeping helicopter BEAUTY SHOTS: 78. DAVID HOBBSCAP (V.O.) Well Brent, they call this place "The Gem of the Riviera," and it's easy to see why. A local fishing boat chugs through an idyllic waterway, beneath bridges that connect hillside villas. DAVID HOBBSCAP (V.O.) With its secluded beaches and opulent casinos, Porto Corsa truly is a playground for the wealthy. A long line of RICH-LOOKING YACHTS in the harbor. DAVID HOBBSCAP (V.O.) And everyone who's anyone is here today. Rich SPORTS CARS drive past pricey shops. DAVID HOBBSCAP (V.O.) From the ultra-rich and super- famous, to world leaders and important dignitaries. THE POPEMOBILE, visible in a crowd, drives through town. DARRELL CARTRIP (V.O.) You aren't kidding, David. You can't do a three-point turn around here without bumping into some celebrity! HELICOPTER SHOT of the Casino. BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (V.O.) Welcome everyone to the second race of the World Grand Prix! CUT TO: MUSTANGBURGER, HOBBSCAP and CARTRIP in the control booth. BRENT MUSTANGBURGER The big news continues to be Allinol. Sir Miles Axlerod spoke to the press earlier today to answer questions about its safety. FOOTAGE OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE - Miles Axlerod, at a podium, addresses the press throng. He looks a bit exasperated. 79. MILES AXLEROD An independent panel of scientists has determined that Allinol is completely safe. Okay? Safe! There it is. BRENT MUSTANGBURGER So the race will go on, folks. RACE GRAPHICS show Francesco with 10 points at the top of the race standings. DARRELL CARTRIP But the question everyone is asking: Will the real Lightning McQueen show up today? ON THE TRACK - As the racers begin to get into position on the grid. BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (V.O.) Well, he better. Talk about a home- track advantage. Francesco Bernoulli grew up racing on this course. ITALIAN TRACK ANNOUNCER (V.O.) Signore e signori, in the pole position, numero uno... The crowd is cheering already, knows who this is. ITALIAN TRACK ANNOUNCER (V.O.) ... Francescoooooo! The Italian crowd roars and chants for their hometown hero. FRANCESCO (to the crowd) Bellissima! Thank you for your support. (TO MCQUEEN) And your big mistake, McQueen! McQueen missed this comment. He approaches his grid position, lost in thought. ITALIAN TRACK ANNOUNCER (V.O.) In the secondo position. Numero novantacinque. Lightning McQueen! Cheers (not so thunderous, obviously) from the crowd. McQueen doesn't seem to notice. 80. IN MCQUEEN'S PIT - His team exchanges looks, worried. LUIGI McQueen? Is everything okay? FILLMORE If you're worried about your fuel, man, don't. It's perfectly safe. BACK ON THE STARTING GRID MCQUEEN No, guys, I just really wish Mater were here. FRANCESCO (O.S.) Francesco understands, McQueen. Francesco parks next to him, grinning. MCQUEEN Oh, great. Here it comes. What've you got, Francesco? FRANCESCO For famous race cars like Francesco and well... you, to be far away from home is not easy. MCQUEEN I think you forgot the insulting part of that insult. FRANCESCO Is no insult. When Francesco is away from home, he misses his mama just like you miss your tow truck amico. MCQUEEN Gee, I maybe misjudged you, because that's exactly how I --- FRANCESCO Of course, I am at home. And my mama is right here. Francesco refers to his MAMA who sits in a special box in the crowd, cheering him on, blowing him kisses. FRANCESCO (YELLS) Mama! Don't worry, Mama! (MORE) 81. FRANCESCO (CONT'D) McQueen is very sad! I will beat his cry-baby bottom today! MCQUEEN And there's the insult we were missing. Grazie! THE LIGHTS - CLICK FROM RED TO GREEN --- THE RACERS TAKE OFF! EXT. PORTO CORSA - DAY SHOTS of the racers making the first few turns through the city streets. We PAN to the CASINO DI PORTO CORSA. The Beaux Arts-style architecture towers atop a hill, overlooks the course. EXT. THE CASINO - MOMENTS LATER A group of thuggish HUGOS - ugly Eastern European cars - wait impatiently at the front. A LIMOUSINE-STYLE car carrier rolls up to the roundabout. An esteemed, elderly GREMLIN rolls past with a group of GREMLIN THUGS who usher him into the casino. ALEXANDER HUGO Gremlins. Man, those are some ugly cars. Look like someone stole their trunks. The THUGS all SNICKER. HOLLEY Scusatemi, tutti! Signori! Holley arrives, sporting a decent Italian accent. HOLLEY Mio nonno, my grandfather, has broken down. If one of you would help I would be so thankful. IVAN, AN EASTERN EUROPEAN TOW TRUCK (the one Holley and Finn prepped Mater to impersonate), drives forward. IVAN THE TOW TRUCK Sounds like you need some "roadside assistance". ANOTHER HUGO She was talking to me, Ivan. 82. IVAN THE TOW TRUCK Oh really? Prove it. HOLLEY No, no, don't fight over me. Holley directs her interest toward Ivan. HOLLEY Signore Tow Truck, per favore? CUT TO: MATER - He watches this from a safe hiding spot around a corner. FINN (V.O.) Get ready, Mater. CUT TO: FINN, at an outdoor cafe on the casino grounds. FINN You're on any moment now. CUT BACK TO: MATER, now looking a bit nervous. He backs out of sight. MATER I don't know about this, Finn. What if I screw things up? FINN (OVER RADIO) Impossible. Just apply the same level of dedication you've been using to play the "idiot tow truck" and you'll be fine. MATER It's just that them guys look pretty tough and --- Wait, did you say "idiot"? Is that how you see me? FINN (OVER RADIO) That's how everyone sees you. Isn't that the idea? I tell you, that's the genius of it. No one realizes they're being fooled because they're too busy laughing at the fool. Brilliant. While Finn talks, Mater takes this in. He catches his own reflection in a nearby window. Seems to be seeing himself with new eyes. 83. ZZZZATTT! Mater jumps at the sound, turns in time to see Ivan SHOCKED UNCONSCIOUS by Holley's ZAPPERS. HOLLEY Why aren't you in disguise? MATER I, uh--- HOLLEY Come on, there's no time. Go! MATER Okay, okay. Computer: disguise. MATER'S COMPUTER Request acknowledged. EXT. AROUND THE NEXT CORNER - CONTINUOUS Mater, now disguised as Ivan the Tow Truck, approaches the Hugos. Another LIMO CAR CARRIER arrives. ALEXANDER HUGO It's the boss! He is coming! The carrier parks and the back opens. VICTOR HUGO waits. VICTOR HUGO Ivan! Mater realizes Victor is talking to him. He hops to it. VICTOR HUGO Ivan, why do you insult me so by making me wait? Mater, now with Victor hooked, tows him in the front doors of the casino. ON FINN - now joined in the cafe by Holley who monitors everything and SEES EVERYTHING MATER SEES on her display. HOLLEY He's in. EXT. RACE COURSE - PORTO CORSA - DAY McQueen and Francesco battle for first place --- BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (V.O.) The racers are now making their way around the hairpin, and headed downhill toward the casino bridge. 84. INT. CASINO - DAY Cars play craps with FUZZY DICE; slot machines with odometers for jackpot numbers; cigarette girls sell car items. CIGARETTE GIRL CAR Air Freshener, antenna balls, sparkplugs... ON MATER - He tows VICTOR. They are flanked on all four corners by Hugo thugs, ala a presidential motorcade. The largess of the interior design seems to finally snap Mater out of his funk. MATER (WIDE-EYED) Wow, this place looks like it's made out of gold. The Hugos on either side of Mater exchange a look. HOLLEY (OVER RADIO) That's because it is, Mater. Now, be careful what you say. MATER Why is that? What do you mean don't talk to you? (more talking from Holley which we cannot hear) So you want me to stop talking to you. Right now? ALEXANDER HUGO You are acting strange today, Ivan. MATER I have no idea what you're talking about... MATER'S P.O.V. - A digital readout isolates the Hugo and starts to scroll reams of information alongside. MATER ...Alexander Hugo, aka "Chop Shop Alex." IN A WIDER SHOT we realize this display is invisible to all but Mater. Some of Alex's other alias' include "Alexander Hu- Don't Go" and "Alexander the Not-So Great." 85. MATER Hey, you got a lot of aka's, Alex. But I guess that makes sense seeings how you's wanted in France, Germany, the Czech Republic... HOLLEY (cutting in to his DISPLAY) Mater! Stop it! Alexander Hugo, unaware of Holley's interruption, whispers to Mater as they turn a corner. ALEXANDER HUGO Okay, okay. Keep your voice down. You're gonna make me arrested. (to the other Hugos) Don't mess with Ivan today. He's in a bad mood. EXT. CASINO - DAY Holley, hearing this, can't believe it. FINN He's so good. INT. CASINO - DAY Mater tows Victor inside a private room, where inside are the WORLD'S WORST CARS including VLADMIR TRUNKOV, TUBBS PACER and J. CURBY GREMLIN. VLADIMIR TRUNKOV Victor! TUBBS PACER Hey, Victor! J. CURBY GREMLIN There you are. VLADIMIR TRUNKOV Come in, come in. J. CURBY GREMLIN Victor Hugo. I'm J. Curby Gremlin, from Detroit. It's good to see you. Now we can start. VICTOR HUGO Is the big boss here yet? 86. VLADIMIR TRUNKOV No, not yet. TUBBS PACER He's supposed to be here any minute. WHAM! A DOOR is thrown open O.S. Everyone turns, now silent. ON THE DOOR - It sits open. No one enters. The room of Lemons watch, nervous. ON MATER - Nervously watching too. EXT. CASINO - CONTINUOUS FINN Here we go. INT. PRIVATE ROOM - CASINO - CONTINUOUS A car finally appears. It's Zundapp. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP Guten Tag! Everyone looks disappointed. TUBBS PACER It's just the Professor. VICTOR HUGO Zundapp, when is he coming? PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP He's already here. MONITORS descend from the ceiling. On them, an image of AN ENGINE - the same bloody engine from the photo. But this is a LIVE image. The car is being worked on. VOICE Welcome, everyone. The VOICE is garbled, scrambled. No way to determine who. ENGINE VOICE I wish I could be with you on this very special day but... my clutch assembly broke. You know how it is. The Lemons all nod in understanding. 87. TUBBS PACER Been there. J. CURBY GREMLIN Forget about it. VLADIMIR TRUNKOV We know how you feel. EXT. CASINO FINN Descramble that voice! HOLLEY (already on it) I'm trying... It's too sophisticated! INT. PRIVATE ROOM - CASINO - CONTINUOUS ENGINE VOICE We are here to celebrate. Today all your hard work pays off. The world turned their backs on cars like us. They stopped manufacturing us, stopped making our parts. The only thing they haven't stopped doing is laughing at us. They've called us terrible names... On VICTOR HUGO. ENGINE VOICE Jalopy. Rustbucket. On TUBBS PACER. ENGINE VOICE Heap. Clunker. On J. CURBY GREMLIN: ENGINE VOICE Junker, beater, wreck. On ZUNDAPP. ENGINE VOICE Rattletrap. And finally back on the monitor. The ENGINE. 88. ENGINE VOICE Lemon. But their insults just give us strength. Because today, my friends... The monitors switch to LIVE RACE FOOTAGE. ENGINE VOICE ...that all ends. On the VIDEO SCREENS - CARLA VELOSO'S ENGINE BLOWS --- EXT. RACE COURSE - CONTINUOUS Veloso swerves, attempts to mitigate a crash --- DARRELL CARTRIP (V.O.) There's smoke! On the casino bridge! DAVID HOBBSCAP (V.O.) Oh no. BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (V.O.) It's Carla Veloso, the Brazilian race car. She skids into a wall, hard. EXT. CASINO - CONTINUOUS FINN What just happened? HOLLEY (analyzing the data) I'm working on it. INT. PRIVATE ROOM - CASINO - CONTINUOUS The lemons are CHEERING. Mater is freaked out. ENGINE VOICE They laughed at us. But now it's our turn to laugh back. BOOM! Another racer blows an engine. Mater JUMPS again. EXT. RACE COURSE - SAME As the racer smashes into the railing --- 89. DAVID HOBBSCAP (V.O.) Another crash! It's number nine, Nigel Gearsley. ENGINE VOICE (V.O.) Embrace your inner lemon! Let it drive you! EXT. CASINO FINN Holley? HOLLEY I'm detecting an extremely strong electromagnetic pulse. Holley replays that last crash. The OUTLINE OF THE BEAM is seen hitting the racer. Holley TRACES THIS to its source --- --- a WGP CAMERA, which Grem and Acer have pointed at the racers from a tower position. HOLLEY Finn, it's the camera! FINN Where? HOLLEY On the tower. Finn TAKES OFF, speeding toward Grem and Acer --- ENGINE VOICE (V.O.) This was meant to be alternative fuel's greatest moment. EXT. GRANDSTANDS - RACE COURSE - CONTINUOUS Angry fans knock over cans of Allinol. One drives over an Allinol sign. They're fed up with it. ENGINE VOICE (V.O.) After today everyone will race back to gasoline. We RACK FOCUS to reveal another fan as he RIPS an Allinol banner down angrily. INT. PRIVATE ROOM - CASINO - CONTINUOUS The video screens are now filled with ONE IMAGE - of the OIL PLATFORMS in the Pacific from the beginning of the movie. 90. ENGINE VOICE And we, the owners of the world's largest untapped oil reserve, will become the most powerful cars in the world! EXT. STREETS OF PORTO CORSA - CONTINUOUS Finn ducks, weaves, speeds, and pushes his way through BYSTANDERS --- FINN Get out of the way! Andate! He speeds furiously through town. EXT. RACE COURSE - PORTO CORSA - CONTINUOUS McQueen and Francesco FLY PAST US. INT. PRIVATE ROOM - CASINO ENGINE VOICE They will come to us and they will have no choice, `cause they will need us. ON FINN - He SPEEDS up a road, Grem and Acer visible ahead of him. He LEAPS over the crevasse toward the AMC cousins --- Suddenly, FINN FREEZES. He's immobilized in mid-air! He looks up. A CHOPPER with a LARGE MAGNET hovers over him. ACER (TO FINN) We figured you might stop by. ENGINE VOICE (V.O.) And they will finally respect us. So hold your hoods high. After today you will never again be ashamed of who you are! Grem and Acer turn back to the camera. They line up Shu Todoroki, who's a bit further along now. FINN No! INT. PRIVATE ROOM - CASINO - CONTINUOUS ENGINE VOICE Long live Lemons! 91. EXT. RACE COURSE Grem ZAPS THE RACER. Flames burst from Todoroki. He loses control. BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (V.O.) Number seven is loose! Shu Todoroki! Shu takes down three more cars with him and others follow suit. It's a nightmare pileup. EXT. CASINO - SAME Holley sees Finn being flown away by the chopper. HOLLEY Finn. EXT. FINISH LINE - PORTO CORSA - CONTINUOUS BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (V.O.) Bumper to bumper as they approach the finish line. McQueen NOSES out Francesco for a win, both oblivious to what's just happened. BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (V.O.) McQueen's the winner, Francesco's second. And they have no idea what happened behind them. MCQUEEN Yeah! FRANCESCO Dah! This is impossible! MCQUEEN That's what I'm talking about. Kachow! Hey, where are all the other cars? FRANCESCO What is going on? They see the pile-up from an overhead monitor. Sirens blare as a MEDIC CHOPPER flies to the scene of the pile-up. 92. MCQUEEN (REALIZES) Oh no. CUT TO: MILES AXLEROD - LATER. He's near the casino. He's completely surrounded, 360 degrees, by press. He's drowned out by a blizzard of questions. BRENT MUSTANGBURGER Sir Axlerod! Is the final race in London still going to take place? PULL BACK to reveal we are watching this on monitors in the PRIVATE CASINO ROOM with the Lemonheads, Zundapp and Mater. MILES AXLEROD (ON TV) I suppose that... Look, "the show must go on" as they say. But now is not the time to talk about... J. CURBY GREMLIN I can't believe this is really happening. VLADIMIR TRUNKOV Shh, quiet! BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (ON TV) And Allinol? Will you require all the racers to still run on Allinol? VLADIMIR TRUNKOV Here it comes. On Miles Axlerod: He's devastated. MILES AXLEROD (ON TV) I cannot in good conscience continue to risk the lives of any more race cars. The final race will not be run on Allinol. WILD WHOOPING CHEERS fill the room. Lemonade corks are popped. BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (ON TV) There you have it. A clearly devastated Sir Miles Axlerod announcing that he will not require the cars to use Allinol for the final race. 93. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP A toast! To the death of Allinol and alternative fuel forever! EXT. CASINO - CONTINUOUS Holley is already on the run. Speeding away. HOLLEY Mater. Abort the mission. They've got Finn. Get out of there. Get out of there right now! She turns a corner and STOPS. Her escape is now blocked by the same HUGO THUGS she tricked before. Another vehicle appears BEHIND HER, LOOMS. IVAN THE TOW TRUCK How is your grandfather? INT. PRIVATE ROOM - CASINO - CONTINUOUS The Lemonheads celebrate, chant "Long live lemons!" Mater, scared, turns to leave. He's stopped by ALEXANDER HUGO. ALEXANDER HUGO Isn't this a great party, Ivan? MATER Oh yeah, it's unbelievable. ALEXANDER HUGO You are not leaving, are you? MATER Uh, of course I ain't leavin'. MCQUEEN (O.S.) I'm just in shock like everybody... MATER McQueen? He turns, sees that McQueen is being interviewed on the monitors. MCQUEEN (ON TV) Crashes are part of racing, I know. But something like that shouldn't ever happen. 94. DARRELL CARTRIP (ON TV) They're letting you choose your fuel for the final race. Do you have any idea what it's going to be? MCQUEEN (ON TV) Allinol. The excitement suddenly DRAINS from the room. LEMONHEADS - What?! - Did he just say Allinol? After today? MCQUEEN (ON TV) My friend Fillmore says the fuel's safe. That's good enough for me. I didn't stand by a friend of mine recently. I'm not gonna make the same mistake twice. On Mater. He takes this in. BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (ON TV) So a surprising revelation from Lightning McQueen... Zundapp is already on the phone with their Big Boss who, based on his angry O.S. voice, sounds ticked off. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP Yes, sir. Of course. Zundapp hangs up, turns to the room. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP Allinol must be finished for good. McQueen cannot win the last race. Lightning McQueen must be killed. Mater's eyes open wide. MATER No! Mater backs up, KNOCKING his emergency light against one of the monitors. ZZZZZAT! His holographic disguise flickers away then quickly SCROLLS THROUGH all of his previous disguises, finally revealing rusty old Mater. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP It's the American spy! 95. The thugs DRAW TERRIFYING WEAPONS. MATER Dadgum. MATER'S COMPUTER "Gatling gun" request acknowledged. WHIRRRRR! GUNS roll out of Mater on each side. MATER Shoot. I didn't mean --- MATER'S COMPUTER Request acknowledged. Mater SPRAYS BULLETS into the crowd. VLADIMIR TRUNKOV Get down! MATER Whoa!! The Lemons and Lemonheads hit the deck and RETURN FIRE --- Mater is THROWN BACKWARD by the force of the guns, back through some double doors and onto a BALCONY. MATER Wait wait! I didn't mean that kind of shoot! MATER'S COMPUTER Correction acknowledged. Deploying chute. WHOOM! A PARACHUTE BURSTS out of the back of Mater, he catches air and is YANKED INTO THE SKY! The Lemonheads watch him float away, amazed. ON MATER, out of the frying pan but still toasty. He looks around, notices: LIGHTNING MCQUEEN, far away, leaving the press podium. MATER McQueen! Mater looks down at the harbor, over which he flies. He spots a MOTORBOAT. Mater WHIPS his hook down, steals a ride behind the boat TOWARD MCQUEEN. 96. ITALIAN MOTORBOAT Aspetti! The motorboat isn't happy about this, tries to shake him. Mater is THROWN INTO A "HOTEL" sign, then SMASHES down through a Francesco souvenir stand. As he CRASHES onto the ground hard, we SMASH CUT TO --- EXT. SECURITY CHECKPOINT - WINNERS CIRCLE --- a barricade. Separating the press from the public, ITALIAN SECURITY TRUCKS stand guard. MATER Lemme through! Lemme through! MATER barrels around a corner. He's now covered in Francesco memorabilia and palm leaves. The word `HOT' now dangles off him like the world's biggest bling. He looks INSANE. MATER (TO SECURITY) You gotta let me in! I gotta get through to warn McQueen! Security eyes one another. This is serious. ITALIAN SECURITY #1 You cannot come through here. Back up, signore. ITALIAN SECURITY #2 (into a walkie-talkie) We have a lunatic at Gate Nove. MATER No, listen! I was disguised as a tow truck to infiltrate this Lemonhead meeting and my weapons system misinterperated what I was SAYING --- ITALIAN SECURITY #2 I repeat. Lunatic at Gate Nove. Mater spots McQueen far off in the distance. MATER McQueen! McQueen! JUST OFF THE PRESS STAGE - McQueen is led toward the exit. PRESS LIAISON Right this way, signore. 97. MATER (O.S.) (DISTANT) McQueen! MCQUEEN Mater? McQueen looks up but can only see A SEA OF VEHICLES, flashbulbs, cameras, TV trucks with those tall satellite antennae things that spindle toward the sky... BACK AT THE SECURITY BARRICADE - Mater, like a nimble running back, dances around to avoid capture by security. MATER McQueen! ITALIAN SECURITY #1 Back up, sir. Stop moving! Stop! Mater head fakes them and pushes through, into the crowd --- ITALIAN SECURITY #1 Oy! Stop! Ferma li! IN THE CROWD - Mater shoves his way through. He's still far in the back. MATER McQueen! ON MCQUEEN MCQUEEN That really sounded like Mater. Mater? PRESS LIAISON (TO MCQUEEN) Signore... ON MATER, getting CLOSER... MATER McQueen, they're gonna kill you!! ON MCQUEEN - Okay, he's positive that was his friend, but where is he? MCQUEEN Mater?! McQueen spots a TOW HOOK, moving through the crowd toward him, "Jaws"-like. 98. MCQUEEN Excuse me. McQueen disappears into the press crowd. PRESS LIAISON No, no, where are you going? Please, Mr. McQueen! McQueen pushes through the press. MCQUEEN Scusi. Mater! Scusi... McQueen tracks the tow hook, gets closer. He pushes through the last few vehicles --- MCQUEEN Mater, I'm so glad to see you. I'm so sorr --- It's NOT MATER. It's IVAN, the Hugo Thug's tow truck. IVAN THE TOW TRUCK Lightning McQueen! I am a huge fan. MCQUEEN (CONFUSED) Oh, I'm sorry. I thought I heard--- IVAN THE TOW TRUCK Yes, but that was me. I said, "You killed out there today." You're the best. MCQUEEN What? Oh. I mean, thanks. PRESS LIAISON Right this way, signore --- Now the Press Liaison and his assistants are pushing McQueen back in the other direction --- MCQUEEN (as he's pulled away) I really thought I heard my friend. As he's pulled away, press and onlookers start to come between him and Ivan, who hasn't moved. 99. IVAN THE TOW TRUCK (TO MCQUEEN) In England you'll be finished. At the finish line. Ivan is now obscured again. MCQUEEN Wait, what? The ITALIAN PRESS being to swarm. PRESS LIAISON Please, the world press is waiting. You come with me, please. McQueen is pulled back --- EXT. STREET - PORTO CORSA - MOMENTS LATER --- just as Mater, now BOUND and with HIS MOUTH TAPED, is pulled away and thrown into the back of a transport vehicle. He lands hard on his side, spits out his TAPE. MATER Let me go! PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP You actually care about that race car. A pity you didn't warn him in time. As the doors close on Mater --- PHHHHHSSSSSSTTTTTTT! A thick, noxious gas starts to fill the truck. On MATER as the knockout gas works its magic. HIS EYES CLOSE. CUT TO: BLACK SCREEN. MATER (V.O.) Idiot? Is that how you see me? FINN (V.O.) That's how everyone sees you. I tell you, that's the genius of it. FADE IN on Mater, back at the Casino, eyeing his reflection in the glass window. It's the same moment from before except now we are watching it from a DETACHED, FLOATING PERSPECTIVE. 100. FINN (OVER RADIO) No one realizes they're being fooled because they're too busy laughing at the fool. - IN THE KABUKI THEATER IN JAPAN - Again, from before. Mater makes a spectacle of himself, WHOOPING AND HOLLERING in the stands with the face paint on. MATER Domo arigato! McQueen, Fillmore, Guido, Luigi, Sarge and patrons eye Mater, embarrassed and angry. - IN THE JAPANESE MUSEUM - The moment of Mater banging on the Zen rock garden's glass. Except that now we see all sorts of disappointed and eyebrow raising reactions. MATER You done good! You got all the leaves! JEFF GORVETTE Check out that tow truck. LEWIS HAMILTON I wonder who that guy's with? MCQUEEN (HUMILIATED) Will you guys excuse me just for one little second? We now REVEAL that this FLOATING, THIRD PERSON PERSPECTIVE is MATER. He's INSIDE his past, watching it from others' points of view. He doesn't like what he sees. - ON MATER, now at the sushi bar. MATER Now that's a scoop of ice cream! Mater swallows the wasabi with one big bite. He SCREAMS! The sushi bar patrons blanch with revulsion at his wail. - ON THE FOUNTAIN, as Mater peels into full view of everyone else at the party. As Mater laps up water from a fountain: MCQUEEN (EMBARRASSED) Mater?! 101. ALL THE RACERS, with FRANCESCO front and center, guffaw at Mater. - On MCQUEEN, now scolding Mater moments later. MATER I never leak oil. Never. MCQUEEN Mater, you have to get a hold of yourself. You're making a scene! - IN MCQUEEN'S PIT GARAGE, after the Japanese race. MATER Wait a minute. I didn't screw you up, did I? MCQUEEN I lost the race because of you! MATER Maybe if I talked to somebody, or--- MCQUEEN I don't need your help. I don't want your help! - Now BACK AT THE PARTY, a moment we didn't see before but which presumably happened. Mater is BANGING a ceremonial GONG, to the horror of Japanese guests. MATER Bang a gong, get it on! GONNNNNNG!!! --- On the PARTYGOERS, RACE CARS, PARTY STAFF - they're all laughing at Mater as McQueen's final words blend in, making a DISSATISFIED CACOPHONY MCQUEEN Listen, this isn't Radiator Springs. This is exactly why I don't bring you along to these things! Off the GONG at the party --- INT. BIG BENTLEY - DAY --- to the GONG of a CLOCK. CLOSE ON MATER as he OPENS HIS EYES. 102. All around him, all he sees are GIANT PIECES OF MECHANIZED CLOCKWORK. HOLLEY and FINN are here too, strapped bumper to bumper in the divots of large clock movements. MATER Holley! Finn! Where are we? FINN We're in London, Mater. Inside Big Bentley. EXT. BIG BENTLEY - CONTINUOUS The BIG HAND finishes ADVANCING one minute. It's 3 PM. INT. BIG BENTLEY - CONTINUOUS Suddenly Mater DROPS QUICKLY down toward --- --- whirring, scary machinery. MATER Woaaaah! --- WHAP! The chain yanks to a STOP. Mater, instead of being 30 feet from death, is now 20. Finn and Holley are only a few clicks closer to being crushed themselves. The clock ticks to 3:01. MATER This... this is all my fault. FINN Don't be a fool, Mater. MATER But I am, remember? You said so. FINN When did I... Oh. Mater, I was complimenting you on what a good spy you are. MATER I'm not a spy! This echoes throughout the clock. 103. MATER I've been trying to tell you that the whole time. I really am just a tow truck. Finn and Holley take this in. HOLLEY Finn, he's not joking. FINN I know. MATER You were right, Finn. I'm a fool. And what's happened to McQueen is `cause I'm such a big one. This is all my fault. GREM and ACER arrive on a lift, roll into view on a catwalk. GREM Good, you're up! ACER And just in time! GREM Professor Z wanted you to have a front row seat for the death of Lightning McQueen. MATER (HOPEFUL) He's still alive? Acer whips a sheet away, revealing the WGP CAMERA, turns it toward the clock face. ACER Not for much longer. He pushes the camera through an open small window, turns it toward the course. Mater DROPS down again --- FINN and HOLLEY CLICK FORWARD. EXT. LONDON - DAY Big Bentley's big hand CLICKS ahead another minute. But we're a bit farther away from it than before. SALLY (O.S.) We came as soon as you called. 104. INT. MCQUEEN'S PIT - LONDON Sally, flanked by Red, Flo and Ramone, are in front of ---- --- McQueen and the rest of the team. MCQUEEN I called to talk to Mater. It never occurred to me that he wouldn't be there. RAMONE Sheriff is talking to Scotland Yard right now. FLO And Sarge is in touch with his friends in the British military. SALLY You just need to focus on the race. MCQUEEN I know, but Sal, with everything going on I'm not sure I should--- A HORN O.S. Someone's entering the pit. Everyone parts, revealing MILES AXLEROD. MCQUEEN Sir Axlerod. MILES AXLEROD I'm sorry to interrupt. MCQUEEN No, no, it's all right. MILES AXLEROD I just wanted to come down here and personally thank you. Because after Italy, I was finished. And then you gave me one last shot. MCQUEEN Listen, I --- MILES AXLEROD And I probably shouldn't be saying this at all but... I hope you win today. Show the world that they've been wrong about Allinol. McQueen takes this in. He looks at Sally. 105. SALLY Mater would want you to race. MCQUEEN All right. For Mater. EXT. THE STARTING GRID - MOMENTS LATER TIRES SQUEAL --- MCQUEEN, FRANCESCO and the other racers PEEL OUT --- We PAN UP to reveal the LEMONHEADS watching from a VIP box. EXT. RACE COURSE - LONDON - DAY McQueen leads Francesco as they approach Big Bentley... INT. BIG BENTLEY - LONDON - CONTINUOUS GREM Here he comes! Grem turns up the juice to the HIGHEST, DEATH-INDUCING LEVEL. Holley and Finn watch, helpless. Mater closes his eyes. Grem ZAPS MCQUEEN. EXT. RACE COURSE - LONDON McQueen SPEEDS PAST Big Bentley, unharmed. Oblivious to what was supposed to have just happened. INT. BIG BENTLEY - LONDON Zundapp suddenly SQUAWKS over the radio. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP (OVER RADIO) What happened!? GREM I don't know, Professor. ACER What did you do? GREM (TO ACER) I didn't do nothin'. Shh! I'm talking to the Professor--- They're all talking at once and for a moment we cannot understand what is being said. 106. ACER You broke it. GREM Quiet! (INTO RADIO) I understand, sir. Yes. Grem hangs up. ACER What'd he say? GREM We go to the backup plan. MATER Backup plan?? GREM We snuck a bomb in McQueen's pit! ACER The next time he makes a stop, instead of saying "ka-chow," he's gonna go "ka-boom"! They LAUGH. Mater shudders, upset. GREM Don't feel bad, tow truck. You couldn't have saved him. ACER Oh, wait. You could have! Grem and Acer laugh. As they board the elevator: MATER Dadgum lemons. MATER'S COMPUTER Request acknowledged. Suddenly, Mater's GATLING GUNS rotate out again - a surprise to Mater. But they SPIN IN PLACE, empty. Grem and Acer just laugh more. GREM What, you didn't think we'd take your bullets? Mater NOTICES SOMETHING. 107. CLOSE ON WHAT MATER SEES: A small piece of his ropes have been shaved away by the Gatling. He carefully rotates his guns BACK IN, pretending like he's seen nothing. ACER That's right! You got nothin'. GREM (as the elevator descends) Who's the lemon now, huh? They're GONE. FINN Nice try, Mater. MATER Dadgum! MATER'S COMPUTER REQUEST ACK- The guns ROTATE OUT AGAIN, SPIN. Mater watches as the spinning barrels SLICE INTO the ropes, do some damage. MATER Dadgum! Dadgum! Dadgum! The COMPUTER responds with each "dadgum." The barrels continue to SPIN, CUTTING THROUGH the ropes. MATER DADGUMDADGUMDADGUMDADGUM --- PING! The ropes BREAK AWAY and Mater FALLS --- right toward the whirring machinery! HOLLEY Mater! Mater QUICKLY WHIPS his tow cable around, hooks a pipe and tosses himself to the ramp with a heavy THUD. He doesn't HESITATE: MATER I gotta get you all out of there! FINN There's no time. McQueen needs your help, Mater. 108. MATER But I can't, I'm just a tow truck. FINN It's up to you. Go to the pits and get everyone out. You can do that. MATER What about you guys? FINN We'll be okay. HOLLEY Go and get some more dents, Mater. EXT. BIG BENTLEY - LONDON Mater SPEEDS out the front door, a bat out of hell --- INT. BIG BENTLEY - LONDON - SAME On Finn and Holley, now closer to death. HOLLEY So we'll be "okay"? Really? FINN He wouldn't have left if I'd told him the truth. (re: his death trap) Being killed by a clock. Gives a whole new meaning to "your time has come." At this mention Holley seems to perk up, gets an idea. HOLLEY Time. That's it! She spies a GEARBOX below them, at least 20 feet down. Holley FIRES HER ELECTROSHOCKERS --- --- but they miss their target. She recoils them back. FINN What are you doing? HOLLEY Trying to turn back time. If I can just reverse the polarity... She FIRES them again. Direct hit! 109. Holley JUICES the gearbox with HIGH VOLTAGE. The CLOCK STOPS. It reverses itself. Finn and Holley's wheel now rotates AWAY from danger. FINN Good job! Quick thinking, Holley! EXT. LONDON - CONTINUOUS BIG BENTLEY, visible from street level, now moves BACKWARDS. Fast. CRANE DOWN TO --- --- Mater, speeding toward the track, unaware. MATER What's everybody on the wrong side of the road for?! INT. BIG BENTLEY - CONTINUOUS Finn and Holley are now moving in the opposite direction, toward ANOTHER GEAR! And it's going MUCH FASTER. They're seconds from a crushing death... HOLLEY Oh no! FINN Drive! They both DRIVE, fast as they can with FULL FORCE --- FINN Burn rubber!! They drive HARDER, separating bumpers with just enough room for the descending gear to SNAP THEIR ROPES! Their tires spinning, they both LAUNCH off in opposite directions, LAND HARD on opposing platforms. As Finn squeals around to Holley's side of the clock: FINN We've got to get to the course. Calculate the fastest way to --- Holley pops WINGS out of her side. HOLLEY Done. 110. FINN (IMPRESSED) Miss Shiftwell. HOLLEY They're standard issue now. FINN You kids get all the good hardware. They turn to leave when they STOP, see SOMETHING. It's an AIR FILTER on the ground. HOLLEY Oh no. That's Mater's. FINN I knew his escape was too easy. EXT. BIG BENTLEY - LONDON Finn BURSTS out the front doors of Big Bentley, speeds off as HOLLEY SMASHES through the clock face, careens into view flying over the traffic --- INT. PIT ROW - TRACK SIDE - DAY Mater bursts through the security gate with aplomb, tears through the pits and stops at MCQUEEN'S. LUIGI Mater! MATER Everybody get out! Get out now! Y'all gotta get out the pits! The ENTIRE RADIATOR SPRINGS GANG is here. MATER Hey, what are you guys doing here? SALLY We're here because of you, Mater. FLO Is everything okay? MATER No! Everything's not okay! There's a bomb in here! Y'all gotta get out! Now! 111. EVERYONE - A bomb? - Huh? - Woah. FINN (OVER RADIO) Mater! MATER (INTO RADIO) Finn! You're okay! EXT. LONDON STREETS - CONTINUOUS FINN Mater, listen to me. The bomb is on you. ON HIS REARVIEW DISPLAY: We can see that a BOMB has been detected, anchored to Mater's air filter. FINN They knew you'd try to help McQueen. When we were knocked out they planted it in your air filter. INT. MCQUEEN'S PIT - CONTINUOUS Mater SNORTS, blowing his air filter cover off. Cross-eyed, Mater sees the explosive device attached to him. He looks up: An ALLINOL CONTAINER hangs ominously over his head. MATER Uh-oh. MCQUEEN Mater! There you are! Mater turns. McQueen enters Pit Row, 100 yards away and closing in FAST. MATER Stop right there! MCQUEEN Oh man, I've been so worried about you! CUT TO: The view of this scene through the window of a luxury box. Reveal Zundapp in the window's reflection. He's watching from inside. He's poised to push a DETONATOR BUTTON. As Zundapp's front tire approaches the detonator --- 112. INT. MCQUEEN'S PIT - CONTINUOUS MATER Don't come any closer! MCQUEEN Are you okay? MATER No, I'm not okay. Stay away from me!! Mater PEELS OUT BACKWARDS, out onto the track. MCQUEEN No, wait. Wait! CUT TO: PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP - He hesitates, can't believe it. TV FOOTAGE OF MCQUEEN CHASING MATER BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (V.O.) Hold everything. A tow truck has just raced onto the track. And he's driving backwards! IN MCQUEEN'S PIT MCQUEEN Mater, wait! He breezes right through his pit, goes after Mater. DAVID HOBBSCAP (V.O.) Normally an emergency vehicle on the track means there's been an accident. BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (V.O.) Wait, wait. Lightning McQueen is chasing him! EXT. TRACK - DAY Mater drives up the track. McQueen gains, fast. Because Mater's going backwards, they're face-to-face (but still with some distance between them). MCQUEEN Mater, wait! 113. MATER Stay back! If you get close to me, you gonna get hurt real bad! MCQUEEN I know I made you feel that way before, but none of that matters because we're best friends! CUT TO: TV FOOTAGE OF MCQUEEN CHASING MATER BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (V.O.) And McQueen seems to be having a conversation with the tow truck! DARRELL CARTRIP (V.O.) I don't know who that truck is, Brent. But I'll tell you what, he's gotta be the world's best backwards driver. REVEAL ZUNDAPP is watching this footage from his luxury box. The closer McQueen gets to Mater the farther his tire ROLLS onto the detonator. But he holds back ever so slightly so as not to jump the gun. ON THE TRACK - McQueen gains on Mater. MATER McQueen, you don't get it. I'm the bomb! MCQUEEN Yes, Mater! You are the bomb! That's what I'm trying to say here. You've always been the bomb! And you'll always be the bomb. MATER Stay away! MCQUEEN No! Never! ON ZUNDAPP. He watches as McQueen SPEEDS UP. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP Almost there... ON MCQUEEN. He's had enough screwing around. Here he comes. MCQUEEN I'm not...letting you... 114. He's going to catch him now. MCQUEEN ...get away again! McQueen JUMPS FORWARD, in an attempt to grab Mater's HOOK --- MATER (TO HIMSELF) Gotta keep away from McQueen. McQueen hooks Mater with his bumper JUST AS --- MATER'S COMPUTER Request acknowledged. TURBINE ROCKETS slide out of Mater. MCQUEEN Oh my gosh! BAWHOOOOOOM!!!!! Mater JOLTS forward with a rocket blast and disappears, taking McQueen with him. ON ZUNDAPP. He now freely PUSHES the detonator, but it says "OUT OF RANGE." Zundapp can't believe it. He FLIPS OUT. FARTHER UP THE TRACK - Francesco speeds along. ZHWAAAAAP!!! Mater and McQueen ZING PAST HIM with a RED BLUR. FRANCESCO What is happening? It's a bad dream. NOW EVEN FARTHER UP THE TRACK - Mater takes a turn, SMASHES THROUGH A FENCE and skids around a corner out of sight. A white, smoky JET TRAIL is all that remains. IN MCQUEEN'S PIT - All of Radiator Springs watches the television monitors, dumbfounded. BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (V.O.) And Lightning McQueen just blasted away, hooked to the now rocket- propelled tow truck. CUT TO: EXT. STREETS OF LONDON - DAY Overhead P.O.V.: Mater and McQueen swerve through the streets. 115. INT. LUXURY BOX - CONTINUOUS Zundapp is still furiously hitting the button as Holley drops into view just beyond the glass. Freaked, Zundapp does a 180 and SMASHES out a plate glass window, lands on a ridiculously large balloon tethered to the ground, and speeds off --- INT. ADJACENT LUXURY BOX - CONTINUOUS The LEMONHEADS watch, baffled, as Zundapp drives away. J. CURBY GREMLIN The Professor's on the run. TUBBS PACER Someone's gotta get McQueen. VLADIMIR TRUNKOV Get McQueen!! Grem and Acer are already out the door --- EXT. SIDE STREET - SAME Finn speeds into view, in time to see Zundapp turn a corner out of sight. FINN Holley. I'll get Zundapp, you help Mater. EXT. TRACK - SAME Holley, still in the air, turns --- HOLLEY Got it! FARTHER UP THE TRACK - Holley THUNDERS past Francesco and out of sight. FRANCESCO What is happening?! EXT. STREETS OF LONDON - SAME Finn screams around a corner, sees --- --- Professor Zundapp, speeding toward docks along the Thames where a COMBAT SHIP waits. 116. COMBAT SHIP Hurry, Professor! ON ZUNDAPP - With Finn gaining fast, he accelerates. Suddenly --- WHAP! He's been TETHERED by Finn with tensile cables now attached to his rear end. Zundapp SCREAMS like a little girl. FINN Do you really think I'm going to let you float away, Professor? Finn reels him in. Zundapp spins his wheels, caught. Suddenly Zundapp miraculously, inconceivably, GAINS TRACTION! Now it's FINN'S WHEELS that are spinning. ON THE COMBAT SHIP - the ELECTROMAGNET has been turned outward and switched on. He's PULLING ZUNDAPP AND FINN IN with the magnetic force. He pulls out a laser, TARGETS it at Finn's windshield. CUT TO: EXT. LONDON STREETS - SAME Mater, still towing McQueen, rockets around a corner, zips down another street --- MATER McQueen, let go! MCQUEEN Never! They pass a Gremlin with a headset. ON GREM AND ACER - Down another side street. They get this message, take off in the opposite direction. CUT BACK TO: EXT. DOCKS NEAR THE THAMES - CONTINUOUS FINN, tires squealing, loses more and more ground to the boat. Zundapp, the "rope" in this tug-of-war, buckles under the tension. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP Give it up, McMissile! Finn releases a mess of bullets, grenades, and other weaponry into the air --- 117. THE MAGNET SUCKS it in quickly like a black hole --- THUNK! It all sticks to the magnet, right next to Finn's bullets. They're BOMBS, GRENADES, ROCKETS and one little detonator with a flashing, beeping light. Off the boat's RXN --- CUT TO: ANOTHER PART OF LONDON, AT STREET LEVEL KA-BOOOOOOM! A distant explosion (miles away) festoons into the air, visible over the rooftops. Holley suddenly WINGS into view. She sees --- Mater and McQueen, speeding up the street. HOLLEY Mater, stop! MATER No way! You could get hurt! Then she looks over, catches a glimpse of GREM AND ACER, bearing down on them from a side street. They're going to broadside Mater and McQueen. HOLLEY Oh no. ON MATER AND MCQUEEN - They're not aware of the impending impact. Holley DROPS FROM THE SKY, hits the pavement, SKIDS into the path of the AMCs and DEFLECTS THEM. They FLIP OVER Holley, Finn and McQueen and sail --- --- INTO A PUB --- --- where they skid across the room and SLAM into the bar, knocking a ROW OF BEER MUGS to the ground. IN THE PUB - MOMENTS LATER Grem and Acer are pulverized by the bar patrons. EXT. LONDON STREET - MOMENTS LATER Holley, McQueen and Mater are now stopped. HOLLEY Mater, we've got to get that bomb off you. 118. She's already SCANNING the bomb, working away. MCQUEEN Bomb? MATER Yeah, they strapped it to me to kill you as a back-up plan. MCQUEEN Back-up plan? Mater, who put a bomb on you? PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP (O.S.) Ahhhhh! Professor Zundapp suddenly ROLLS to a stop next to (a now totally freaked) McQueen, entangled in grappling hooks care OF --- --- Finn, who has him leashed. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP (TO MCQUEEN) You. Why didn't my death ray kill you? MCQUEEN Death ray? FINN Turn off the bomb, Zundapp! PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP Are you all so dense? It's voice- activated. Everything is voice- activated these days. MATER Deactivate! Deactivate! BOMB'S COMPUTER VOICE Voice denied. The BOMB suddenly TRANSFORMS into a TIME BOMB, now complete with a countdown mechanism from 4:59... 4:58... Mater GASPS. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP Oops. Did I forget to mention that it can only be disarmed by the one who activated it? Holley immediately shoves a GUN in Zundapp's grill. 119. HOLLEY Say it! PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP Deactivate. BOMB'S COMPUTER VOICE Voice denied. THE BOMB'S TIMER: It loses a full minute! Goes from 4:48 to 3:48 to 3:47... Mater GASPS. PROFESSOR ZUNDAPP (GRINNING) I am not the one who activated it. Would anyone else like to try? ZZZZZZATTT! Holley shocks him unconscious. FINN (TO HOLLEY) You read my mind. HOLLEY He was getting on my nerves. MCQUEEN What do we do? VICTOR HUGO (O.S.) It's very simple. VICTOR HUGO blocks the entrance to a side street. He's surrounded by Hugo relatives. VICTOR HUGO You blow up. The four streets surrounding them are now blocked by each of the Lemonheads and their families. MCQUEEN (TO MATER) I'm gonna go out on a limb here. These are the guys that want me dead, correct? VLADIMIR TRUNKOV It's nothing personal. MATER (to the Lemons) Fellers, listen. (MORE) 120. MATER (CONT'D) I know what you're going through. Everybody's been laughing at me my whole life too --- McQueen turns to Mater - he wasn't expecting that. The Lemons all eye each other, considering Mater's words. MATER --- but becoming powerful and rich beyond your wildest dreams ain't gonna make you feel better. J. CURBY GREMLIN Yeah, but it's worth a shot. WHOOM!!! He's BROADSIDED by a blast of water from O.S. It's Red! He's sitting outside an underground entrance, followed by Sally and the rest of the Radiator Springs gang. ALL OUT WAR ensues between the LEMONS, RADIATOR SPRINGS along with FINN and HOLLEY. FINN attaches his four-way cable hooks to the thugs and springs high in the air, crushing the four of them together. HOLLEY SPROUTS her wings, and knocks out two cars on her side. VARIOUS SHOTS OF RADIATOR SPRINGS KICKING BUTT: Guido pulls some LEMON tires off with his air gun. In seconds he has a stack of lugnuts next to him. GUIDO Pit stop. The two Pacers' tires all FALL OFF. Flo hits VLADIMIR TRUNKOV with her high-beams, BLINDING HIM. Sheriff BOOTS him. SHERIFF Not today, boys! Guido pushes away his tireless thug, YELLING AT HIM IN ITALIAN. Mater KARATE CHOPS lemons, three and four at a time. Ramone SPRAY PAINTS a lemon's windshield. 121. TUBBS PACER Retreat! A few Lemons turn back the way they came. BLOCKING THEIR PATH are a line of BRITISH MILITARY VEHICLES clad in digital camo, led by SARGE. SARGE Thanks for the help, Corporal. BRITISH CORPORAL Anything for one of pop's mates. And in the middle of all of this craziness we CUT TO --- --- MATER. WRENCH BITS are strewn all around him as Guido tries wrench after wrench to take the bolts off. No dice. Guido gestures wildly, spits Italian a mile a minute. MCQUEEN What's he saying?! What's wrong!? LUIGI None of his wrenches fit the bolts! This is a light bulb moment for Mater. He eyes the bolts. MATER I get it. I get it! I know what needs to be done. MCQUEEN Then do it! MATER What? No, I can't do it. Look, nobody takes me seriously. I know that now. This ain't Radiator Springs. MCQUEEN Yes it is. Mater looks at McQueen. It is? MCQUEEN You're yourself in Radiator Springs. Be yourself here. And if people aren't taking you seriously, then they need to change. Not you. I know that, because I was wrong before. Now you can do this. You're the bomb. 122. MATER Thanks, buddy. MCQUEEN No no no, you're the actual bomb. Now let's go! MATER Oh, right! Hang on! Mater HOOKS McQueen and they're off. They SHOOT PAST FINN, who's in the middle of battling lemons. FINN Where's he going? ON MATER AND MCQUEEN - Flying down a side street. MATER Computer! MATER'S COMPUTER Yes, Agent Mater. MATER I need that thing you done before to get me away from McQueen! MATER'S COMPUTER Request acknowledged. The ROCKET THRUSTERS kick in. They head right for a WALL. MCQUEEN Mater... MATER Now I need you to do the chute, the second kind not the first! MATER'S COMPUTER Deploying chute. Mater's chute POPS OPEN, catching air and sending Mater and McQueen SAILING INTO THE AIR. Mater starts to steer them the direction he wants. He and McQueen are FLYING OVER LONDON. EXT. BALCONY - BUCKINGHAM PALACE - DAY The QUEEN, her attendants, assorted dignitaries are here. 123. QUEEN Who's winning the race? Mater and McQueen drop from the sky. They land and skid to a halt just before the Queen's guards who DRAW THEIR WEAPONS. QUEEN'S GUARD Back up! Back away! QUEEN (STAR-STRUCK) It's Lightning McQueen! QUEEN'S GUARDS Get back! MCQUEEN No, no, it's okay! Tell them, Mater. Explain. MATER Okay! Somebody's been sabotaging the racers and hurting the cars and I know who. Oh wait... Your Majesty. Mater BOWS to the Queen. In doing so, the TICKING TIME BOMB angles into view. The clock's at T-minus 1:53. QUEEN'S GUARDS - Bomb! - It's a bomb! - Everybody down! - Look out! FINN (O.S.) Hold your fire! He can't disarm it! Finn dives onto the platform and rolls between the Queen and Mater. FINN Mater, I don't know what you're doing but stand down now! MATER (aside, to McQueen) This ain't nothing at all like Radiator Springs. MCQUEEN Mater, just cut to the chase! MATER Okay. 124. He turns to Miles Axlerod. MATER It's him. MILES AXLEROD What? Me? You've got to be crazy. Everyone exchanges confused looks, including Finn and Holley. MATER I figured it out when I realized you all attached this ticking time bomb with Whitworth bolts. The same bolts that hold together that old British engine from the photograph. Holley! Show that picture. HOLLEY O-kay... Holley projects the much discussed PHOTO OF THE ENGINE. MATER And then I remembered what they say about old British engines - "If there ain't no oil under `em, there ain't no oil in `em." MILES AXLEROD What is he talking about? MATER It was you leaking oil at the party in Japan. You just blamed it on me. MILES AXLEROD Electric cars don't use oil, you twit. MATER Then you're faking it. You didn't convert to no electric. We pop that hood we gonna see that engine from that picture right there. Mater moves toward Miles Axlerod to pop his hood. MILES AXLEROD This lorry's crazy. He's going to kill us all! Miles Axlerod BACKS UP to the edge of the stage. 125. MILES AXLEROD Stay away! HOLLEY But Sir Axlerod created the race, Mater. Why would he want to hurt anyone? MATER To make Allinol look bad so everybody'd go back to using oil. I mean, he said it himself with that disguised voice. MILES AXLEROD "Dee-sguised voice?" What are you talking about? You're nuts, you are! The QUEEN'S GUARDS have had ENOUGH. As has the PRINCE. PRINCE WHEELIAM This is going nowhere fast. We really should go, Grandmother. QUEEN One moment. I'd like to see where this is going. FINN Mater, he created Allinol. MATER Yeah, but what if he found that huge oil field just as the world was trying to find something else? Mater sticks his ticking bomb-nose into Miles Axlerod's grill. MATER What if he came up with Allinol just to make alternative fuel look bad? MILES AXLEROD "What if?" You're basing this on a "What if"?! GUARD Okay, that's it. And the QUEEN'S GUARDS spirit the Queen and Prince Wheeliam out of there FAST --- 126. MILES AXLEROD Wait! Somebody save me! The lorry's crazy! Now it's just Miles Axlerod, Mater, McQueen, Finn and Holley. Miles Axlerod's back tires slip on the edge of the podium as he is cornered by Mater. MILES AXLEROD Keep away, you idiot! 00:00:08... FINN Mater! HOLLEY Mater! 00:03...00:02... MILES AXLEROD Someone do something! Everyone FLINCHES, DUCKS or DIVES FOR COVER except McQueen, Mater and Axlerod --- MILES AXLEROD You're insane, you are! Deactivate!! The bomb FREEZES at 00:01. THE BOMB'S COMPUTER VOICE Bomb deactivated. Have a nice day, Sir Axlerod. General shock all around. Miles Axlerod realizes what he's done, looks terrified. Police surround him. Mater FLINGS Miles Axlerod's hood open with his hook, revealing AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE, oil dripping from all sides. It MATCHES the photo. FINN The engine from the photo. HOLLEY It's a perfect match! MILES AXLEROD How did the tow truck figure it out? 127. MCQUEEN (TO MATER) It's official. You're coming to all my races from now on. MATER Now you're talking! Tire bump. EXT. BUCKINGHAM PALACE - DAY A massive crowd packs the adjacent streets and parks. INT. BUCKINGHAM PALACE - DAY Mater does the requisite "silly faces" in an attempt to break the composure of a Buckingham Palace Guard. It isn't working. McQueen approaches. MCQUEEN Mater, let's go. You're on. INT. QUEEN'S CHAMBER - BUCKINGHAM PALACE - DAY The Queen sits in attention at the front of the Main Ballroom. As Mater and McQueen approach: LORD STEWARD Your Majesty. May I present for the investiture of honorary Knighthood of the British Realm. Tow Mater of Radiator Springs. MCQUEEN Go get `em, buddy. McQueen joins his friends from Radiator Springs. Mater rolls forward. He bows, as if he's practiced it all day. QUEEN I hereby dub thee "Sir Tow Mater." Applause from all around. MATER (LOOKS UP) "Sir?" Shoot, you can just call me Mater, Your Majesty. I don't wanna hear none of this "Sir" business. By the way, have y'all met each other? Queen? McQueen. McQueen, Queen. McQueen? McMissile. (MORE) 128. MATER (CONT'D) McMissile, McQueen. Queen? McMissile. He continues introducing everyone as we CUT TO --- EXT. RADIATOR SPRINGS - DAY The town sign now reads "WELCOME TO RADIATOR SPRINGS - HOME OF LIGHTNING MCQUEEN AND SIR TOW MATER." EXT. FLO'S - DAY Cars surround Mater and McQueen. The rest of the Radiator Springs gang is here too, watches. VAN and MINNY are front and center. MATER So there I was: rocket jets going full blast, McQueen hanging on for dear life when suddenly them two nasty lemons come out of nowhere, guns drawed. We was goners. But then out of nowhere, this beautiful spy car swoops in from the sky to save us! MINNY That's a very entertaining story, young man. VAN Oh, Minny, please. Come on, none of this happened. Rocket jets? Flying spy cars? HOLLEY No, you're quite right. It does sound a bit far-fetched. The crowd turns, sees HOLLEY, wings out, swooping in. FINN is right below her, driving up the street. MATER Holley! Finn! HOLLEY Hello, Mater. It's so nice to see you again. MATER What're you doing here? 129. FINN Our satellites picked up an urgent communique. LUIGI So you got my e-mail. MATER Oh, man. Y'all is gonna have a great time. Everybody! This here's Finn McMissile. He's a secret agent. (WHISPERS) Don't tell nobody. And this is Holley Shiftwell. She's --- HOLLEY I'm Mater's girlfriend. It's so nice to meet you all. Everyone is shocked. Including Mater. Guido's jaw drops. LUIGI (TO MATER) Guido believe you now. FLO (TO HOLLEY) Whoa, honey. You got a nasty dent there. Indeed, Holley still wears the dent from when she saved Mater from Grem and Acer. VAN (already crushing on her) Was that from when you swooped in and saved them in London? MINNY Van! VAN What? I'm just asking. FLO (TO HOLLEY) Don't you worry, sweet pea. My baby Ramone can get that fixed up for you in no time. RAMONE Yeah, sure thing. No problemo. Just let me go get my tools. 130. HOLLEY Oh no no. I'm keeping that dent. It's way too valuable. Mater takes this in. LIZZIE A "valuable" dent? Oh, she's as crazy as Mater. MACK Those two are perfect for each other. MCQUEEN You know, there's one thing I still don't get. The bad guys hit me with the beam from the camera, right? So why didn't I, you know... MATER Explode in a fiery inferno? MCQUEEN Yeah. FINN We couldn't figure that one out either. HOLLEY Our investigation proved that Allinol was actually gasoline. And Miles Axlerod engineered it so that when it got hit by the beam it would explode. MCQUEEN Wait a second. Fillmore, you said my fuel was safe. McQueen turns to Fillmore. Everyone does. FILLMORE If you're implying that I switched out that rotgut excuse for alternative fuel with my all- natural, sustainable, organic biofuel just because I never trusted Axlerod, you're dead wrong, man. (RE: SARGE) It was him. 131. SARGE Once Big Oil, always Big Oil. Man. FILLMORE Tree hugger. EXT. MAIN STREET - LATER A banner says "Radiator Springs Grand Prix." SHERIFF rolls up the street. SHERIFF The Radiator Springs Grand Prix is about to begin! All spectators clear the starting line! MCQUEEN heads up Main Street, other racers following. LEWIS HAMILTON Man, I can't wait to get rockin'. This is gonna be wicked. JEFF GORVETTE Yeah, we should do this every year. MCQUEEN I just figured, we never found out who the world's fastest car is. Plus: no press, no trophy. Just racing - the way I like it. FRANCESCO Francesco likes it like this too. McQueen SEES Sally. He and Francesco approach her. MCQUEEN Francesco. I'd like you to meet --- FRANCESCO Signorina Sally. It is official: Lightning McQueen is the luckiest car in the world. SALLY (SWOONING) Why, thank you --- FRANCESCO Which he will have to be to have a chance against Francesco today. Francesco turns to leave. As he's moving away: 132. FRANCESCO See you at the finish line, Mc--- Francesco STOPS. FRANCESCO What is that? McQueen has a new bumper sticker: "Ka-ciao, Francesco." MCQUEEN It's just something I had made up for the occasion. FRANCESCO Is good, McQueen. Very funny. It was funnier when I did it, but it's very funny. What are you going to do next? Are you going to take off your fenders? Try it. You'll like it. Francesco leaves. We stay with McQueen and Sally. SALLY So he's not so good-looking. MCQUEEN Yeah. Nice try. SALLY I'm serious. MCQUEEN That's why I love you, Sally. (as he leaves) Wish me luck. SALLY You don't need it! He drives off. Flo approaches Sally. FLO Mmm-mmm. That Francesco is fine- looking. SALLY And those open wheels. FLO I'm gonna have to go get myself some coolant. 133. EXT. MAIN STREET - LATER The racers at the starting grid. ON THE TRAFFIC LIGHT in the center of town. It goes from RED to GREEN! The RACERS SPEED OFF, tearing up main street and out of town, blazing past tourists --- EXT. WILLY'S BUTTE - DAY As the racers, led by McQueen and Francesco, take the wide, sweeping turn around Willy's Butte we CRANE UP to see MATER, FINN, HOLLEY, and the Radiator Springs gang watching. Everyone CHEERS. MATER Go McQueen!! Whoo-hoo!!! Holley gets an alert. HOLLEY Finn, time to go. Siddeley's gassed, geared and ready to fly. Finn starts to back up. MATER You're leaving already? FINN We've got another mission, Mater. Just stopped by here to "pick something up." They both eye Mater, expectantly. MATER Something tells me you're not talking about souvenir bumper stickers. FINN Her Majesty asked for you personally, Mater. MATER But I told you all before. I'm not a spy. HOLLEY We know. 134. FINN Spy or not, you're still the smartest, most honest chap we've ever met. HOLLEY Don't forget massively charming. Mater looks over at Holley. He looks touched. MATER Well, thanks. But as much fun as it was hanging with y'all, this... He looks over to his friends who watch the race, CHEER MCQUEEN ON. MATER This is home. HOLLEY That's alright, we understand. But I'll be back. You still owe me that first date. FINN If there's ever anything I can do for you, just let me know. MATER Well, I sure appreciate that, thank you. (THINKS) Actually... there is one thing. CUT TO: EXT. RADIATOR SPRINGS - MOMENTS LATER MATER, blazing forward fast. MATER Whoo-hoo!!! He ROCKETS FORWARD, through the whole town. In doing so he GRABS A BROKEN DOWN OTIS, hooking him --- OTIS Whoa!!! --- and TOSSING him right into Ramone's. OTIS (O.S.) Thanks, Mater! 135. ON THE "RACE TRACK" - Mater flies past ALL the racers, including Francesco --- FRANCESCO Impossible! --- until he approaches MCQUEEN. MCQUEEN Mater!? MATER (KEEPING PACE) Check it out. They let me keep the rockets! MCQUEEN I'll see you at the finish line, buddy! MATER Not if I see you first! McQueen and Mater peel away from the rest of the racers, lead them off the road and into the dirt for another lap. The two friends are side by side when we FADE OUT.