Cars 3

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This article is about 2009 film. For the sequel to Cars 2, see Cars 3 (Pixar film).
Cars 3
Cars 3.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Bobby Hacker
Produced by Richard Bain
Tyler Scott Jones
Written by Bobby Hacker
Based on Cars series 
by Bobby Hacker
Starring Travis Jones
Richard Bain
Tyler Jones
Bruce Boyman
Edited by Bobby Hacker
United Filmmakers
Distributed by Troma Entertainment
Release dates
  • January 26, 2009 (2009-01-26) (Tromadance Film Festival)
Country United States
Language English

Cars 3 is a 2009 action comedy film directed by Bobby Hacker. It is based on Hacker's series of comedy videos entitled Cars, which gained popularity after being posted to the comedy video website Funny or Die.[1]


Tim is a used car salesman who uses profanity and antagonizes people into purchasing his cars. After making a deal with the devil, Tim finds himself with only an hour to sell a car, but his plan to do so spins out of control when he murders the wife of a customer, who swears revenge.


Based on his popular Cars sketches, Bobby Hacker filmed Cars 3 during the span of one month in 2008.[2] Hacker shot Cars 3 quickly, so he could enter it in the Sundance Film Festival.[3]

The film's dialogue and plot were improvised by the actors.[3] Unlike the Cars shorts, which run for roughly two minutes,[3] Cars 3 has a running time of 38 minutes.


Patrick Bromley, writing for DVD Verdict, wrote a negative review of Cars 3. He admitted that while there was an audience for Hacker's brand of humor, he found it to be overly loud and obnoxious, and compared it to Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! "minus the cleverness and satire."[1] Kyle Regan, writing for The Stranger, was similarly unimpressed, writing that "Cars 3 never aims for subtlety, not that it necessarily needs it. But in a movie far longer than the average internet video sensation, the ADD-riddled plot turns, jokes, and gags dragged."[3]

Courtney Ferguson, writing for The Portland Mercury, enjoyed Cars 3, saying: "I wasn't sorry Cars III was so stupid. I loved how stupid Cars III was. It’s a glorious melange of yelling, nunchucks, lasers, gunfights, dead burned lesbians, and blood-spurting belly buttons."[2]


The day after shooting finished, Cars 3 premiered at the New Beverly Theater. The premiere was hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt.[1][4] It was later released on DVD in 2009 by Troma Entertainment. Special features include the other films in the Cars series and trailers for other Troma films.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Bromley, Patrick. "DVD Verdict Review - Cars 3". DVD Verdict. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Ferguson, Courtney. "Cars III on DVD: Get Out Your Fuckin' Checkbook!". The Portland Mercury. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d Regan, Kyle. "Yesterday The Stranger Suggested: Cars 3". The Stranger. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Jardine, Jessica. "Interview: Patton Oswalt". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 

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