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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 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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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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22 October 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Car Wash - Der ausgeflippte Waschsalon  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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In 1976 Norman Whitfield (for this movie's soundtrack) won a Grammy Award for Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special. See more »

Quotes

Daddy Rich: The best place for money, is right here in my pocket.
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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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Version of The Wash (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

6 O'Clock DJ (Let's Rock)
Written and Produced by Norman Whitfield
Performed by Rose Royce, Orchestra conducted by Paul Riser
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Funny And Influential
9 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

A great ensemble cast, a loose, funky script that left room for improvisation and a great (nonstop) pulsating disco/soul soundtrack make this film a pleasant diversion and definitely a document of its' era. It also served as a blueprint for many other primarily black-cast comedies to come. When writing 1997's "Friday," Ice Cube was quoted as saying he wanted to create a fun film just like "Car Wash." Many funny scenes, some in questionable taste, but still harmless enough. For those who lived through the period, it'll bring back some memories.


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