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Car Wash


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Franklyn Ajaye Sully Boyar
Richard Brestoff Ivan Dixon
It is early morning in the Los Angeles metropolis of throughways, service stations, used-car lots, quick-lunch spots and portable swimming pools sold at a discount. And it's the start of another day at the Deeluxe Car Wash. Against a background of disc-jockey patter and pulsating soul music, this exuberant movie offers a marvellously funny portrait of the staff and the people who bring in their status symbols for servicing.
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Unknown: Franklyn Ajaye
Unknown: Sully Boyar
Unknown: Richard Brestoff
Unknown: Ivan Dixon
Unknown: Joel SchumacHer
Produced By: Art Linson
Unknown: Gary Stromberg
Directed By: Michael Schultz
as Daddy Rich: Richard Pryor
TC: Franklyn Ajaye
Mr'B': Sully Boyar
Irwin: Richard Brestoff
Taxi driver: George Carlin
Mad Bomber: Prof Irwin Corey
Lonnie: Ivan Dixon
Duane: Bill Duke
Lindy: Antonio Fargas
Calvin: Michael Fennel
Charlie: Arthur French
Hysterical lady: Lorraine Gary
Floyd: Darrow Igus
Earl: Leonard Jackson
Lloyd: Dewayne Jessie

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