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Greased Lightning (1977)

 -  Action | Biography | Comedy  -  July 1977 (USA)
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The true life story of Wendell Scott, the first black stock car racing driver to win an upper tier NASCAR race.

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Wendell's Mother
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The true life story of Wendell Scott, the first black stock car racing driver to win an upper tier NASCAR race.

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Richard Pryor Drives 'Em Wild


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July 1977 (USA)  »

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Blyskawicznie  »

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Maynard Jackson, Jr., the first African-American mayor of Atlanta, appears in the film as the minister at Wendell and Mary's wedding. See more »

Quotes

[searching for car parts in a scrap yard]
Peewee: What'chyou looking for, Wendell?
Wendell Scott: Some of this, some of that, some of everything. A universal joint.
Peewee: Hmph. I wouldn't know a universal joint if it bit me.
Wendell Scott: Well, one's about to bite you.
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All Come True
Written by Fred Karlin & Norman Gimbel
Performed by Richie Havens
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A REALLY SOLID 8+++
23 May 2003 | by (Bewyn, PA. USA) – See all my reviews

It's not often I get to see a movie that isn't 1) unbelievably complicated in psychological meaning OR 2) unbelievably complicated in futuristic technology SO

I found it GREAT ENTERTAINMENT, REFRESHING, POSITIVE, AND most of all CLEAN, HEALTHY FUN!

This is the best I've seen Richard Pryor star in, and the real life Horatio Alger story is a real force for success motivation, even though I am a WASP.

Only the jaded and/or mean spirited would turn this one down.


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