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Car Wash

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In Theaters: October 22, 1976

PG | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 37m

Car Wash

Michael Schultz directed this kinetic, hyperventilating comedy (scripted by Joel Schumacher) concerning the crazed events that go on within a single 10-hour period at a Los Angeles car wash. The cast of colorful car-wash employees includes Lonnie (Ivan Dixon), an ex-con; Duane (Bill Duke), a militant black activist; and Lindy (Antonio Fargas), an obnoxious homosexual. Sully Boyar plays Mr. B, the frazzled car-wash owner who has to deal with his screwball employees along with his over-educated slip of a son, Irwin (Richard Brestoff), who quotes Mao and wants to radicalize the workers. Also along for the wash and wax are Miss Beverly Hills (Lauren Jones), with a wild assortment of wigs; Marsha (Melanie Mayron), the distracted car wash secretary; a mad bomber (Prof. Irwin Corey), who is terrorizing the neighborhood; and Daddy Rich (Richard Pryor), the founder of the Church of Divine Economic Spirituality, who sports a gold limousine. Danny de Vito, Brooke Adams and others were originally in the cast but their scenes were ultimately deleted.
Cast: Tracy Reed, Jack Kehoe, Lorraine Gary, Ivan Dixon, George Carlin, Bill Duke, Henry Kingi, Pepe Serna, Richard Pryor, Garrett Morris, Ren Woods, Ray Vitte, Franklin Ajaye, Sully Boyar, Richard Brestoff, Professor Irwin Corey, Michael Fennell, Arthur French, Darrow Igus, Leonard Jackson, De Wayne Jessie, Lauren Jones, Clarence Muse, Leon Pinkney, The Pointer Sisters , James Spinks
Director: Michael Schultz
Producer(s): Art Linson, Gary Stromberg