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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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Car Wash - Der ausgeflippte Waschsalon  »

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Brooke Adams, Benny Baker, Lewis Lillian, Danny Tucker and Sunny Woods all appeared in this movie but their scenes were all deleted. See more »

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Arresting Cop: Do you own a white Cadillac with the California license plate YNL-H77?
Slide: I sure do.
Arresting Cop: Well, your under arrest! Turn around! You have the right to remain silent. If you give up that right...
Slide: [as he is being handcuffed] For what, man?
Arresting Cop: You have over 37 parking violations that you haven paid!
Slide: Oh, no! Man, I gave my sister a lot of money this morning to pay it off.
Mr. B: Look, is there any other way we can straighten this out, officer?
Arresting Cop: [to Mr. B] Afraid not. Stand back, please. We have a warrant for his arrest.
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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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A truly nostalgic work of art
4 May 2003 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

You know what...I am sick of people hating on Car Wash. Most of us loved it, and when watching it again, it plays as a homage to the funk of the 70's.

When I first saw Car Wash, I thought it was just a silly goofball movie but watching it again was special. The new DVD comes out may 15 I believe, and it will aim the flick to a hipper audience. Most of us loved the soundtrack, and it is unfair to call this movie "trash".

In my opinion, the director did a great job with Gary Stromberg and Joel Schumacher's ideas. Wonderful film...rent it today for Richard Pryors best work yet!


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