It came out the same year as Rocky and Taxi Driver, but the 1976 movie Car Wash, starring Richard Pryor, considered by many to be a campy comedy, was actually hailed by some big critics. Here’s what movie reviewers said back in the day.
Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times:
“All of this is held together by the music, which is nearly wall-to-wall, and by the picture’s tremendous sense of life. It’s one thing to have an idea like this — a zany, sometimes serious day in the life of a carwash — and another thing to make it work.”
Vincent Canby of the New York Times:
“… a cheerful, somewhat vulgar, very cleverly executed comedy about what goes on in a single 10-hour period in a Los Angeles car wash. …[It] dips into and out of the lives of more than two dozen characters. It demobilizes the old service comedy and returns it to civilian life in blithely free form.”
From Time Out Film Guide:
“An amazingly sprightly account of a day in the life of a car wash…”
Here are the top five websites, as of August 13, 2008, that come up when the word “carwash” is entered into Google's search engine.
1. Car Wash (1976)
Directed by Michael Schultz. With Franklyn Ajaye, Sully Boyar, Richard Brestoff. Visit IMDb for Photos, Showtimes, Cast, Crew, Reviews, Plot Summary, ...
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2. Christina Aguilera Feat Missy Elliot — Car Wash
Music Video From The Movie Shark Tale Car Wash By Christina ...
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3. Car wash — Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A car wash is a facility used to clean the exterior and in some case, the interior of motor vehicles. While there are many different types of car washes, ...
4. Professional Carwashing & Detailing Online: Brought to
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Town will ban home washing; wants to run its own carwash 7/15/2008 .... www.carwash.com
International Carwash Association, Your Partner for Success ... The International Carwash Association, comprised of operators and suppliers, ... www.carcarecentral.com/