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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Darrow Igus ...
Floyd
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Lloyd (as De Wayne Jessie)
James Spinks ...
Hippo
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Lindy
The Pointer Sisters ...
The Wilson Sisters
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The Taxi Driver
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Snapper
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T.C.
Tracy Reed ...
Mona
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Duane - Abdullah
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Lonnie
Henry Kingi ...
Goody
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Chuco
Ray Vitte ...
Geronimo
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Car Wash is about a close-knit group of employees who one day have all manner of strange visitors coming onto their forecourt, including Richard Pryor as a preaching 'wonder-man' who is loved by most but loathed by one, and a man who looks like a thief by the way he is holding his bottle, but it is really his urine sample as he is off to the hospital. T.C's love life takes a turn for the better and the songs keep coming. Written by Graeme Huggan <hia95gh@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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22 October 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Car Wash - Der ausgeflippte Waschsalon  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the L.A. car wash was the Dee Luxe Car Wash. See more »

Quotes

Hippo: Boy, there's been some weird people in here today.
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Crazy Credits

The principal cast members credits at the end of the film are spoken out loud by one of the radio deejays. See more »

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Soundtracks

I'm Going Down
Written by Norman Whitfield
Performed by Rose Royce
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23 March 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is one great film. Any film that has both George Carlin and Richard Pryor (even if their roles only amount to cameos) can't be all bad. This film also features one of the most underrated comics of all time in Franklyn Ajaye as T.C.. His attempts at trying to get the beautiful Mona to go out with him are what helps to make this film great. Also, the assortment of characters that hang out at the car wash are what make this film great.


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