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Car Wash (1976)

A comedic take on the daily life of a car wash employees, chronicling their hopes, fears, joys, dreams and tribulations. And meeting a few eccentric costumers along the way.

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Darrow Igus ... Floyd
... Lloyd (as De Wayne Jessie)
... Hippo
... Lindy
... The Wilson Sisters
... Daddy Rich
... The Taxi Driver
... Snapper
... T.C.
... Mona
... Duane - Abdullah
... Lonnie
... Goody
... Chuco
... Geronimo
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Storyline

This movie 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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Where anything can happen and usually does! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Despite Danny DeVito and Brooke Adams' scenes having been deleted, there are copies of this film that exist with their scenes still in place, and their names receiving a credit in the opening and closing credits, mostly having been shown on local television stations in the 1980s, or on bootleg copies. See more »

Quotes

Hippo: Boy, there's been some weird people in here today.
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The list of all the main actors and actresses in alphabetic order scroll up at the film's beginning, followed by the film's title. See more »

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I'm Going Down
Written And Produced by Norman Whitfield
Performed by Rose Royce, Orchestra conducted by Paul Riser
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What a Day?
23 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is one great film. Any film that has both George Carlin and Richard Pryor (even if their roles only amount to cameos) can't be all bad. This film also features one of the most underrated comics of all time in Franklyn Ajaye as T.C.. His attempts at trying to get the beautiful Mona to go out with him are what helps to make this film great. Also, the assortment of characters that hang out at the car wash are what make this film great.


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