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Still shot from the movie: Planes.

Planes

The sky may be the limit, but for a single propeller crop duster named Dusty (voiced by Dane Cook) a fear of heights is all it takes to keep him grounded. So it is going to take a lot of encouragement and support from his friend Skipper (voice of Stacy Keach) to give his dreams of aerial racing wings to fly. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 92
Theater Release: 09 Aug 2013
Video Release: 19 Nov 2013
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Dusty’s fear of heights has him flying low to the ground. Here is a math question parents can pose to their children. Which would take longer—flying a direct path at a higher altitude or following the twists and turns of the landscape below? Is it at all believable that Dusty could even keep up with the other competitors?

Why does Skipper lie about his past? How do he and other characters in this movie learn to face their fears and past mistakes? What do the competitors learn about integrity?

How does Dusty show compassion to others? What benefits does his kindness have later?

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