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Greased Lightning (1977)

PG  |   |  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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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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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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Referenced in Intimate Portrait: Pam Grier (1999) See more »

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All Come True
Written by Fred Karlin & Norman Gimbel
Performed by Richie Havens
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War vet runs 'shine, races cars
14 March 2002 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

A little different sort of comedy for Pryor; not as raucous and vulgar. In fact, the last half was more of a drama than a comedy. Pretty much run of the mill biography of some racer I've never heard of; lots of fun car racing scenes - many of them the real thing. When the film ended I had to wonder if every southern racecar driver is a redneck racist idiot or if the picture overdid it just a tad.


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