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Car Wash (1976)

Car Wash 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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Darrow Igus ...
Floyd
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Lloyd (as De Wayne Jessie)
James Spinks ...
Hippo
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Lindy
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The Wilson Sisters
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The Taxi Driver
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Snapper
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T.C.
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Mona
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Duane - Abdullah
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Lonnie
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Goody
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Chuco
Ray Vitte ...
Geronimo
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Car Wash 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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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Even though it is stated that the Deluxe Carwash does everything by hand with no "big brushes", they are clearly visible in several scenes. See more »

Quotes

Hippo: Boy, there's been some weird people in here today.
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Crazy Credits

The principal cast members are all spoken out at the end of the film by J.J. Jackson, one of the film's deejays. See more »


Soundtracks

You Gotta Believe
Music by Henry Garner, Lyrics by Jobe 'Duke' Lequeint
Performed by The Pointer Sisters
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What a Day?
23 March 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – 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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