Car Wash



This day-in-the-life cult comedy focuses on a group of friends working at Sully Boyar's Car Wash in the Los Angeles ghetto. The team meets dozens of eccentric customers -- including a smooth-talking preacher, a wacky cab driver and an ex-convict -- while cracking politically incorrect jokes to a constant soundtrack of disco and funk. Some of the workers find romance as the day moves along, but most are just happy to get through another shift.

  1. Michael Schultz


  2. Joel Schumacher


Top Billed Cast

  1. Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor

    Preacher Daddy Rich

  2. Franklyn Ajaye

    Franklyn Ajaye

    Wash Guy - Theodore Chauncy 'T.C.' Alcott

  3. Sully Boyar

    Sully Boyar

    Leon 'Mr. B' Barrow

  4. Richard Brestoff

    Richard Brestoff

    Irwin Barrow

  5. Ivan Dixon

    Ivan Dixon

    Wash Guy - Lonnie (Old Guy)

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Car Wash
Car Wash


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Status Released

Release Information

  • October 22, 1976


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 37m

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