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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Car Wash (1976)

  • Richard Pryor
  • Franklyn Ajaye
  • Darrow Igus
  • Otis Day
  • Antonio Fargas
  • The Pointer Sisters
  • George Carlin
  • Clarence Muse
  • Tracy Reed
  • Bill Duke
Car Wash is about a close-knit group of black 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. A day in the life of the employees at a Los Angeles car wash. Not all of the employees are black, there's a Mexican American and a Native American also out on the line. The man with the pop bottle is not thought to be a thief, but a madman known as "the pop
bottle bomber". The chase around the car wash with the pop bottle and the scene with the "mummy" in the car are two classic scenes. Richard Pryor as the money-hungry preacher "Daddy Rich" is losely based on a famous Los Angeles money-hungry preacher from the 1970's. One of the DJ's heard in the movie is J.J. Jackson who later went on to be one of the orginal MTV Vee-Jays in the early 1980's.

Link to soundtrack review:
Rose Royce-Car Wash (1976)


Franklin Mint said...

I once saw a version of this movie on TV that had the cut scenes starring Danny DeVito. I've been searching for a copy of it since...but no luck. You'd think having a big name like that they'd release a directors cut or something? But no.

Malibu said...
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Malibu said...

Hey,the guy on the third picture ride an italian little motorbike called Piaggio Ciao (the same Vespa's brand) .

It's a very small engine,only 3 cid(50 cc).

Greetings from Italy

Max Reddick said...

This is one of my favorite all time comedies. Richard Pryor is at the very top of his game here and the soundtrack ain't bad either.

C said...

I've been trying to find the name of one of the characters and the actress who played her in this film. I only caught about half an h our of it in TV last week, and I am dying to find out who the woman who went into the bathroom to change was.

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