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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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Hey, it's a '70s thing! [Video Title] See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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PG | See all certifications »

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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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Trivia

Reverend Ike was a real-life preacher and inspiration for the Daddy Rich character. When Reverend Ike was unavailable for the film, they chose Richard Pryor, who filmed his role in two days. See more »

Quotes

Duane: [to camera] If you are watching this in the future, know that time has had its way with us, and that we knew it would. And it will with you. There is no escaping this. In a strange way, it's what makes life so beautiful and strange, that nothing alive stays the same.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jeff Goldblum/Aerosmith (1993) See more »

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Zig Zag
Written and Produced by Norman Whitfield
Performed by Rose Royce, Orchestra conducted by Paul Riser
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It's a hit!
16 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

Outstanding, lively, well-paced, good-humored and very, very funny ensemble comedy. It has hardly any plot, but lots of great characters, lots of good laughs that keep on coming, and some memorable moments. Some genuinely touching moments fit in well and don't derail the comedy. It has an award-winning sound-track, too.


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