Greased Lightning (1977)





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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 … More

Rating: PG (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Kenneth Vose, Melvin Van Peebles, Leonidas Capetanos, Lawrence DuKore, Kenneth Vose
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 22, 2006
Warner Bros. Pictures


as Wendell Scott

as Mary Jones

as Sheriff Cotton

as Woodrow

as Russell

as Beau Welles

as Mrs. Scott

as Hutch's Wife

as Billy Joe Byrnes

as Mary's Parent

as Mary's Parent

as Wayne Carter

as Restaurant Owner

as Moonshiner

as Wendell Jr.

as Speedway Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Greased Lightning

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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Greased Lightning


Expecting another Pryor laughfest? This is a straight on drama. Look out for Julian Bond in a small part.

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