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Car Wash
     

Car Wash

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Director: Michael Schultz

Cast: Franklyn Ajaye, Sully Boyar, Richard Brestoff

 

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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.

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/09/2013
UPC:
0025192184093
Original Release:
1976
Rating:
PG
Source:
Universal Studios

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Franklyn Ajaye T.C.
Sully Boyar Mr. b.
Richard Brestoff Irwin
George Carlin Taxi Driver
Irwin Corey Mad bomber
Ivan Dixon Lonnie
Bill Duke Duane
Antonio Fargas Lindy
Michael Fennell Calvin
Arthur French Charlie
Lorraine Gary Hysterical Lady/ Miss Beverly Hills
Darrow Igus Floyd
Leonard Jackson Earl
DeWayne Jessie Lloyd
Lauren Jones Marleen
Jack Kehoe Scruggs
Henry Kingi Goody
Melanie Mayron Marsha
Garrett Morris Slide
Clarence Muse Snapper
Leon Pinkney Justin
Pointer Sisters The Wilson Sisters
Richard Pryor Daddy Rich
Tracy Reed Mona
Pepe Serna Chuco
James Spinks Hippo
Ray Vitte Geronimo
Ren Woods Loretta
Ben Frommer Actor
Reginald H. Farmer Actor
John Linson Actor
Carmine Caridi Foolish Father
Anita Pointer Actor
Bonnie Pointer Actor
June Pointer Actor
Ruth Pointer Actor
Antonie Becker Charlene
Erin Blunt Lonnie's Son
Derek Schultz Foolish Father's Son
Otis Sistrunk Otis
Tim Thomerson Ken
Jason Bernard Parole Officer
Jay Butler AM Disc Jockey
J.J. Jackson 2nd PM Disc Jockey
Danny DeVito Actor
Sarina Grant Newscaster

Technical Credits
Michael Schultz Director
Phil Bowles Asst. Director
Willie D. Burton Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Clatworthy Art Director
Chuck Crafts Makeup
Christopher Holmes Editor
Robert L. Hoyt Sound/Sound Designer
Art Linson Producer
Anthony C. Montenaro Set Decoration/Design
Daniel Paredes Costumes/Costume Designer
Don Phillips Associate Producer,Casting
Joel Schumacher Screenwriter
Frank Stanley Cinematographer
Gary Stromberg Producer
Norman Whitfield Score Composer

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4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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If you watch Car Wash expecting to get a lot of laughs, you are in for a disappointment. There are some comic moments here and there, but they are only accents to a story about race and class in America. This story, set in LA, features characters from all walks of life. There is the priveledged owner of the car wash who hopes to draw in customers by offering real live workers rather than machines, the college educated son of the owner who is trying to live out his romanitcized idea of joining the working class, the Rev. Rich who preaches the righteousness of the dollar, all interacting with a the cast of the car wash employees, who are all from the same underpriveledged walk of life but have their own distinct dreams and ideas about how to attain them. Locals such as a neighborhood kid with a skateboard, an off-duty hooker, and the local shoe-shine are audience to the ups and downs of a day in the life of the car wash.