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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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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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22 October 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Car Wash - Der ausgeflippte Waschsalon  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Pryor:  As Daddy Rich, head evangelist of the Church of Divine Economic Spirituality. Though Pryor has been frequently top-billed in promotional materials for this movie, his appearance in the ensemble of performances is only a cameo. Pryor has said in his auto-biography 'Pryor Convictions and Other Life Sentences' that he felt that the public were misled into believing that he had had a bigger part in this movie. Pryor also admitted being high during the shoot by saying: "On the set of 'Car Wash', I was too coked out to know any better". See more »

Quotes

Duane: [to camera] If you are watching this in the future, know that time has had its way with us, and that we knew it would. And it will with you. There is no escaping this. In a strange way, it's what makes life so beautiful and strange, that nothing alive stays the same.
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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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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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I'm Going Down
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Performed by Rose Royce
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It might not be Hamlet but It's a Classic
6 December 2000 | by (Woodbury, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I am only 21 years old and have lived in New Jersey all of my life. I never experienced the 1970's nor have I been lucky enough to live in southern California. This movie gives me the best of both worlds, to me this movie represents southern California during the 1970's as it truly is meant to be. It's not about young rich white guys going surfing, or the limelight of Hollywood it just shows you a common everyday struggle of a man trying to make an honest buck in sunny southern California in the 1970's. The movie uses both humor and realism to make it's point. One thing that is a mystery to me about this movie is that for some reason as time has passed Danny Devito's role in the movie has vanished. A great movie that will stand the test of time!


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