Car Wash

Car Wash

DVD - 2003
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An irreverent but affectionate look at a typical day in a Los Angeles car wash.


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Jul 29, 2016

This is one that outlasts the era in which it was made. Very rich and diverse cast (before diverse was a thing, I think). I went to go see it on opening day in Manteca, California. I wanted to be the kid on the skateboard with all the moves, and work at a car wash. Younger folks tend to appreciate it now as well.

Jun 15, 2016

"At the car wash, workin' at the car wash, yeah!"
The rare case in which the title song (by Rose Royce) outlived the film. This silly, fuzzy slice of life comedy came out at the height of blaxploitation, but despite its mostly African-American cast, this is a long way from supercool Shaft of Superfly. It's a hang out comedy and a clear inspiration for later Af-Am comedies like "Barber Shop" and "Friday." Richard Pryor and George Carlin are featured on the DVD cover, but actually have small parts. The same director did "Cooley High" and "Krush Groove." A fun throwback. Loosely remade with Snoop Dogg as "The Wash."

Monuu Dec 26, 2012

Loved this movie since I saw it at my Grandma's house as a little girl. Funny, a classic and one of my favorites.


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