Greased Lightning (1977)
Michael Schultz directs this charming bio-drama about America's first black stock car racing champion. RICHARD PRYOR plays Wendell Scott, a wide-eyed young man who has always loved the thrill of speed. After marrying the gorgeous Mary (PAM GRIER), Wendell begins to sell bootleg moonshine with his partner Pee Wee (CLEAVON LITTLE). But when Sheriff Cotton (VINCENT GARDINIA) finally tracks him down, a business proposition keeps him out of the slammer. Impressed with Wendell's accomplished driving skills, the sheriff asks him to try his hand at the racetrack, which will hopefully bring in the Black community as spectators. Both plans work. Soon, Wendell has committed to becoming a racing champion, and with the help of Pee Wee and the free-spirited Hutch (BEAU BRIDGES), he becomes just that.Copyright 1977 Warner Brothers. All rights reserved. … More
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