MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 738 this week

Car Wash (1976)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 3,983 users  
Reviews: 41 user | 13 critic

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 14 Nov 2010
 
a list of 40 titles
created 31 Mar 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 05 Feb 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 03 Mar 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 07 Apr 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Car Wash" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Car Wash (1976)

Car Wash (1976) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Car Wash.
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

Director: George Lucas
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An African prince goes to Queens, New York City to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.

Director: John Landis
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones
Cooley High (1975)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In the mid-1960's, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest...parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. Then life changes for two... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz
Stars: Glynn Turman, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Garrett Morris
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy.

Director: Howard Deutch
Stars: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton
The Graduate (1967)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father's business partner and then finds himself falling in love with her daughter, Elaine.

Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is in an accident.

Director: James L. Brooks
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of ... See full summary »

Director: James L. Brooks
Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson
Annie Hall (1977)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts
Claudine (1974)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Claudine tries to provide for her six children in Harlem while on welfare. She has a romance with Roop, a cheerful garbageman she meets while working on the side as a maid.

Director: John Berry
Stars: Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
Chasing Amy (1997)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything's going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's gay.

Director: Kevin Smith
Stars: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Ethan Suplee
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A recently-widowed man's son calls a radio talk show in an attempt to find his father a partner.

Director: Nora Ephron
Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A story of a group of California teenagers who enjoy malls, sex and rock n' roll.

Director: Amy Heckerling
Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Darrow Igus ...
Floyd
...
Lloyd (as De Wayne Jessie)
James Spinks ...
Hippo
...
Lindy
The Pointer Sisters ...
The Wilson Sisters
...
...
The Taxi Driver
...
Snapper
...
T.C.
Tracy Reed ...
Mona
...
Duane - Abdullah
...
Lonnie
Henry Kingi ...
Goody
...
Chuco
Ray Vitte ...
Geronimo
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Hey, it's a '70s thing! [Video Title]

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

22 October 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Car Wash  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This movie was released on Ricky Fellon's (the hysterical woman's son who vomited in and on the car) 12th birthday. See more »

Quotes

Daddy Rich: The best place for money, is right here in my pocket.
See more »

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Money Talks (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Going Down
Written by Norman Whitfield
Performed by Rose Royce
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Car Wash
24 February 2005 | by (united states) – See all my reviews

Car Wash is absolute genius. Here you have 1976 Los Angeles, the day in the life of a car wash. With the funky sounds of Rose Royce laying the back drop to the wacky, zany, out of control antics of the employees and various visitors to the Dee-luxe car wash, you simply can't go wrong! Marsha, the wanna be chic/vogue cashier is delightful to watch, "I got a date"! T.C. (Theodore Chaunce) has an alter ego called "The Fly" zzzzzzzz. Floyd and Lloyd, aspiring entertainers are ridiculously funny, "Is ribs pig?". Duane, uh I mean Abdula, the frustrated militant "I don't eat slave food. Is that alright with you?!" Calvin, the pesky skate board riding kid, "See you tomorrow, turkeys." And his mom, "Boy, look where you're going'!" And all the rest. Car Wash is a must see if you haven't already see it. And shame on you if you haven't!


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Awful movie dearmond-1
Where were you when you saw this film? nuv
Car Wash Site Still There? ktpinnacle
deleted scenes sweetandsensous
Melanie Mayron bd18packer
bathroom scene in Car Wash kellerplace
Discuss Car Wash (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?