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Car Wash (1976)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  22 October 1976 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Also Known As:

Car Wash - Der ausgeflippte Waschsalon  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Despite Danny DeVito and Brooke Adams' scenes having been deleted, there are copies of this film that exist with their scenes still in place, mostly having been shown on local TV stations in the 1980s or on bootleg copies. See more »

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Hippo: Boy, there's been some weird people in here today.
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Written by Norman Whitfield
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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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