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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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Peewee
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Sheriff Cotton
Richie Havens ...
Woodrow
Julian Bond ...
Russell
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Beau Welles
Minnie Gentry ...
Wendell's Mother
Lucy Saroyan ...
Hutch's Wife
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Billy Joe Byrnes
Bruce Atkins ...
Deputy Turner
Steve Fifield ...
Deputy Drinkwater
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Mr. Jones
Georgia Allen ...
Mrs. Jones
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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 »

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[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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Featured in Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013) See more »

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All Come True
Written by Fred Karlin & Norman Gimbel
Performed by Richie Havens
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The greatest story told
25 May 2000 | by (Salem, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This movie showed the life of one mans adversity in a sport that he loved but not always loved him back. I had the great pleasure of meeting Wendell Scott at a car show in the 80's. He was a very kind hearted man that loved to meet and greet people. I have this movie on tape so that I can show my son when he grows up. It is a great story that every man of any race should see.


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