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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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22 October 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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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Car Wash
Written by Norman Whitfield
Performed by Rose Royce
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10 May 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Following American Graffiti, a bunch of slice of life movies were made. Car Wash is a look at a day in the life of average Joes who have to work for a living. It looks at people who's dreams can't be wrapped up in their 8 to 6 minimum wage job. Their life, is their cars, their families, their politics, their music. They come to work and try to find ways to make the days bearable. Like Sisyphus pushing his rock ever uphill, the only satisfaction, comes at the end of the movie; at the end of the day. The drive for the top has a great beat driven by Rose Royce and punctuation by the pointer sisters. I love the tempo of this little movie and its always satisfied me.


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