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Car Wash (1976)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 40218480
UPC: 025192274725
UPC 14: 00025192274725
Rating: Game Rating Code
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A preacher, a cabby, other customers and employees mingle to disco music at a los angeles car wash.

"Boisterous ...very funny...  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide

Editor's Note
Director Michael Schultz follows up his critically acclaimed and commercially successful COOLEY HIGH with this hilarious day-in-the-life tale set in modern day Los Angeles. At Sully Boyar's car wash, a juvenile, motley crew of city dwellers "work their fingers to the bone" waiting on the eccentric and sometimes haughty clientele. Throughout the day, the young men find time to indulge in personal pursuits: one fellow fantasizes about the pretty waitress working at a local restaurant, a militant preaches politics, while more disgruntled workers find a way to justify their laziness. As the day wears on, the many levels of oppression that control each individual's lives gradually become apparent. Luckily, Schultz and screenwriter Joel Schumacher don't dwell on the potentially depressing aspects of their subject matter; proving that sometimes laughter is the best medicine, they stuff their film with enough verbal, visual, and situational humor to keep the audience laughing throughout. This can also be attributed to the performances by the all-star ensemble of performers, including Franklin Ajaye, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Bill Duke, and Garrett Morris. Cementing the deal is the film's soundtrack, which features the soulful music of diva Rose Royce.

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Video Features DVD, Dolby, Digital Audio

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/6/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 97 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1976
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 22747
Video UPC UPC: 00025192274725
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info George Carlin
Video Cast Info Ivan Dixon
Video Cast Info Ren Woods
Video Cast Info Richard Pryor
Video Cast Info Michael Schultz - Director
Video Cast Info Frank Stanley - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Norman Whitfield - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Gary Stromberg - Producer
Video Cast Info Art Linson - Producer
Video Cast Info Don Phillips - Producer
Video Cast Info Joel Schumacher - Writer

Awards


Grammy (1977)
Video Award Name Norman Whitfield, Winner, Best Album Or Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or Television Special

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Pryor,Richard
Product attributeLabel:   Mca Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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