Car Wash (1976)
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Critic Reviews for Car Wash
Uses gritty humor to polish clean the souls of a lot of likeable street people.
The screenplay and the direction juggle the characters so adroitly, this is almost a wash-and-wax M*A*S*H.
Critics seemed to like this less than audiences; personally, I had a ball.
Audience Reviews for Car Wash
Who knew that working at a car wash could be so much fun? Directed by Michael Schultz (Cooley High, The Last Dragon) from a screenplay by Joel Schumacher (Batman Forever, A Time to Kill), this one day in the life of an L.A. car wash is a buoyant episodic comedy. It's hard to say who's odder, the employees or the customers. The multi racial cast has a relaxed, friendly presence that really serves these lighthearted shenanigans well. Most of the actors are not widely known but a couple big names do pop up. Richard Pryor appears briefly as Daddy Rich, a colorful reverend of The Church of Divine Economic Spirituality. He's supported by the Pointer Sisters, who break into a joyous song that almost has you wishing this was an actual musical. Comedian George Carlin has a running bit as a cabbie looking for the woman who stiffed him of his fare. The meandering storyline has no real focus, but it is a carefree diversion. This tone is decidedly upbeat. The writing is amusing and there are several hilarious lines sprinkled throughout. Many belong to actor Antonio Fargas as flamboyant Lindy who delivers his every line with a lot of sass. Want an example? When put down by militant black nationalist Duane, er uh excuse me, Abdullah Mohamed Akbar, he shoots back with one of the most memorable lines in the film: "Honey, I'm more man than you'll ever be and more woman than you'll ever get." fastfilmreviews.wordpress.com
Not quite what I expected from what I'd heard about it, but it's a good movie. It has some really funny scenes, and good music.
Take a whole bunch of lively characters, shove em in a bag, shake em up a bit and then dump em out in a car wash for a day, and this is what you get. Cracking good fun to watch, and of course a killer soundtrack.
Car Wash Quotes
|Duane:||Will you get out of my face you sorry looking faggot|
|Lindy:||Who you calling sorry looking?|
|Goody:||She got her brains in her lungs|
|Goody:||She got her brains in her lungs.|
|Slide:||Then the bitch must be a GENIUS!!!!|
|Slide:||Then the bitch must be a GENIUS!|