Car Wash

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Car Wash (1976, USA) is a Comedy cult film directed by Michael Schultz.


Main Details

  • Released in 1976 | Color
  • Runtime: 97 min
  • Rated: PG
  • Directed by Michael Schultz
  • Written by Joel Schumacher
  • Starring: Franklyn Ajaye, Sully Boyar, Richard Brestoff, George Carlin, Irwin Corey, Ivan Dixon, Bill Duke, Antonio Fargas, Michael Fennell, Arthur French, Lorraine Gary, Darrow Igus, Leonard Jackson, DeWayne Jessie, Lauren Jones


Car Wash is a 1976 is an episodic comedy about a day in the lives of the employees and the owner, Mr. B (Sully Boyar), of a Los Angeles, California car wash (filmed at a Westlake car wash at the corner of Rampart Blvd. and 6th Street). Danny DeVito and Brooke Adams appeared in the movie as Joe and Terry, the owners of a food stand called 'Big Joe's Dog House' which is located next to the car wash. Though they had speaking roles, nearly all of their scenes were deleted from the theatrical version, and they are only seen in the background. Their scenes were restored for the edited television version. The film also featured the vocals of local L.A. disc jockeys Jay Butler, J.J. Jackson, Rod McGrew, Sarina C. Grant, and Cleveland's Billy Bass, all heard in the background of the film on the fictional "KGYS" radio station. The film also featured The Pointer Sisters performing their song "You Gotta Believe". The song also appeared on the soundtrack. (Wikipedia)

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