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Encyclopedia > Car Wash (film)
Car Wash

The movie poster for the film Car Wash
Directed by Michael Schultz
Produced by Art Linson
Gary Stromberg
Written by Joel Schumacher
Starring Franklyn Ajaye
Ivan Dixon
Darrow Igus
James Spinks
Bill Duke
Antonio Fargas
Music by Norman Whitfield
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) October 22, 1976
Running time 97 min.
Language English
IMDb profile

Car Wash is a 1976 blaxploitation comedy film produced by Universal Pictures. It was directed by Michael Schultz from a screenplay by Joel Schumacher. The film received mediocre reviews and was not a major success, though since its initial release it has had a small but constant following. However, its soundtrack album, recorded by Rose Royce, proved very popular. The "Car Wash" title track, written and produced by Norman Whitfield, was a #1 hit and was one of the biggest hit singles of the disco era. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1139x1749, 284 KB) Licensing This image is of a movie poster or title card, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the movie or the studio which produced the movie in question. ... Michael Schultz (born November 10, 1938 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an African American director and film producer. ... Art Linson (b. ... Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939) is an American film director, writer, and producer. ... Franklyn Ajaye (born May 13, 1949) is an African-American stand-up comedian. ... Ivan Dixon, (born April 6, 1931 in New York City) is an American actor and director. ... Bill Duke (born February 26, 1943) is an American actor and film director. ... Antonio Fargas Antonio Juan Fargas (born August 14, 1948) is a tall African American actor famous for roles in Blaxploitation films of the early 1970s. ... Norman Whitfield Norman Jesse Whitfield (born in Harlem, New York in 1943) was a songwriter and producer for Berry Gordys Motown label during the 1960s. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the 1976 Gregorian calendar. ... Car Wash may refer to: Car wash, a facility for cleaning automobiles Car Wash (film), a 1976 film Car Wash (album), a soundtrack album to the film Car Wash (song), a song by Rose Royce from the soundtrack (later covered by Christina Aguilera featuring Missy Elliot on the sound track... // Events March 22 - Filming begins on George Lucas Star Wars science fiction film. ... Shaft (1971) Blaxploitation is a film genre that emerged in the United States in the early 1970s when many exploitation films were made that targeted the urban African American audience; the word itself is a portmanteau of the words “black” and “exploitation. ... Airplane! is considered by some critics to be one of the funniest movies of all time. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Michael Schultz (born November 10, 1938 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an African American director and film producer. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939) is an American film director, writer, and producer. ... // In film formats, the sound track is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... Rose Royce was a soul, funk, and disco band, formed by Motown writer/producer Norman Whitfield - previously most famous for his work with the Temptations - and featuring singer Rose Norwalt performing under the name Rose Royce. ... Car Wash is the first and only single from the Shark Tale Soundtrack. ... Norman Whitfield Norman Jesse Whitfield (born in Harlem, New York in 1943) was a songwriter and producer for Berry Gordys Motown label during the 1960s. ... Disco is a genre of dance-oriented pop music that blends elements of funk and soul music that was first popularized in dance clubs (discothèques) in the mid-1970s. ...


The film starred Franklyn Ajaye, Ivan Dixon, Darrow Igus, James Spinks, Bill Duke, and Antonio Fargas as the central employees of boss Sully Boyar and was a comedy about a "day-in-the-life" of a Los Angeles, California car wash. The film featured several unusual customers arriving throughout the course of the film, including Richard Pryor as a greedy preacher, the Pointer Sisters supporting Richard Pryor's character, George Carlin as a taxi cab driver, and Irwin Corey as the 'mysterious piss bottle bomber'. Promoters emphasized Richard Pryor's relatively minor role in the film, which has resulted in many miscreditings of Richard Pryor as a star of the movie. On the day of Pryor's death the movie was scheduled to appear on BBC TV in the UK. It was still aired and a tribute to Pryor was announced at the beginning. Franklyn Ajaye (born May 13, 1949) is an African-American stand-up comedian. ... Ivan Dixon, (born April 6, 1931 in New York City) is an American actor and director. ... Bill Duke (born February 26, 1943) is an American actor and film director. ... Antonio Fargas Antonio Juan Fargas (born August 14, 1948) is a tall African American actor famous for roles in Blaxploitation films of the early 1970s. ... Sully Boyar (December 14, 1923 - March 23, 2001) was born Irving Boyar in Brooklyn, New York. ... Comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humour with an intent to provoke[[ laughter in general). ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... A multi-bay self-service car wash, with an automatic touchless bay at the far left and manual bays on the right. ... Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American comedian, actor, and writer. ... Pointer Sisters are an American, R&B group and recording act from Oakland, California that achieved great success during the 1970s and 1980s. ... George Dennis Carlin (born May 12, 1937 in New York, New York)[2] is a Grammy-winning American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. ... Professor Irwin Corey is an American comic and film actor whose slogan is The Worlds Foremost Authority. He accepted the National Book Award Fiction Citation on behalf of Thomas Pynchon for Gravitys Rainbow in 1974. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ...


Trivia

  • The car wash was located in downtown Los Angeles at 6th and Rampart. It was demolished in the early 1980s. Until the business closed, a large sign saying that Car Wash had been filmed there, was displayed in front of the business.
  • The DVD movie and corresponding VHS versions of this movie have an alternate ending from the original theatrical release. The original movie has Marsha being picked up by her "hot date" but when she walks out, her "date" is sitting with his girlfriend in the front seat while Marsha's blind date is seated in the back of the white 1975 Buick LeSabre convertible. It helps complete the disillusioned endings in each of the character's lives.

Danny Devito was also in the alternate Car Wash movie. This article cites very few or no references or sources. ... That 70s Show logo That 70s Show is a Fox Network television sitcom centered around the lives of a group of teenagers living in the fictional suburb of Point Place, near Green Bay, during the late 1970s. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... This article is about the character on the American TV series That 70s Show. For the character on the American TV series House, see Eric Foreman. ...


 
 

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