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Car Wash (1976)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  22 October 1976 (USA)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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T.C.
Tracy Reed ...
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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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Hey, it's a '70s thing! [Video Title]

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Car Wash - Der ausgeflippte Waschsalon  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia

According to director Michael Schultz, the film was shot in chronological order. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
The Taxi Driver: Did you happen to see a big, tall, black, blonde chick here?
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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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Car Wash
Written by Norman Whitfield
Performed by Rose Royce
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Funny And Influential
9 January 2000 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

A great ensemble cast, a loose, funky script that left room for improvisation and a great (nonstop) pulsating disco/soul soundtrack make this film a pleasant diversion and definitely a document of its' era. It also served as a blueprint for many other primarily black-cast comedies to come. When writing 1997's "Friday," Ice Cube was quoted as saying he wanted to create a fun film just like "Car Wash." Many funny scenes, some in questionable taste, but still harmless enough. For those who lived through the period, it'll bring back some memories.


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