Car Wash (1976) Poster


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Sex & Nudity

  • Some sexual references.
  • The female clerk at the car wash wears a shirt which has an open seam down the middle - a lot of cleavage is seen.
  • The owner of the car wash is having an affair with the female clerk.
  • A woman is seen wearing a bra.
  • The female clerk is seen sitting on a toilet from above and from the side.
  • A boy refers to a woman as a "hooker." A worker at the car wash later solicits sex from her and fondles her breast through her clothes, before heading to a back room with her.

Violence & Gore

  • Various characters get into arguments and scuffles throughout the film.
  • A young boy throws up on his mother inside their car.
  • An aggressive Doberman dog, chained in the backseat, barks fiercely at workers trying to clean the interior. Includes a shot of the dog growling and snapping directly at the camera.
  • A man tries to rob the car wash at gunpoint.


  • about 20 uses of shit
  • Frequent use of the S-word and additional minor swearing.
  • 5 uses of the N-word in various contexts.
  • 1 use of "faggot."
  • A cross-dresser character wears a chain necklace which says "Sexy Bitch."

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • One of the workers smokes cigars, there is another scene where a man smokes a joint

Frightening & Intense Scenes

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