Car Wash 44 years old

Hey, it's a '70s thing!

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.

Credits

George Carlin
George Carlin

The Taxi Driver

Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito

Joe (scenes deleted)

Bill Duke
Bill Duke

Wash Guy - Duane or Abdullah

Pepe Serna
Pepe Serna

Wash Guy - Chuco "Burrito"

Melanie Mayron
Melanie Mayron

Marsha (Secretary)

Garrett Morris
Garrett Morris

Wash Guy - Slide

All Cast

Name Character
Danny DeVito He was 31, now 76 years old as Joe (scenes deleted)
Bill Duke He was 33, now 78 years old as Wash Guy - Duane or Abdullah
Pepe Serna She was 32, now 76 years old as Wash Guy - Chuco "Burrito"
Jack Kehoe He was 37, 81 years old when he died as Wash Guy - Scruggs
Lorraine Gary She was 39, now 83 years old as Miss Beverly Hills
Richard Pryor He was 35, 65 years old when he died as Preacher Daddy Rich
Leonard Jackson He was 48, 85 years old when he died as Wash Guy - Earl (Manager)
Tracy Reed She was 34, 69 years old when she died as Mona, Coffee Pot Cafe Waitress
Sully Boyar He was 52, 77 years old when he died as Leon 'Mr. B' Barrow
George Carlin He was 39, 71 years old when he died as The Taxi Driver
Henry Kingi He was 32, now 77 years old as Wash Guy - Goody
Irwin Corey He was 62, now 106 years old as The Mad Bomber
Franklyn Ajaye He was 27, now 71 years old as Wash Guy - Theodore Chauncy 'T.C.' Alcott
DeWayne Jessie He was 25, now 70 years old as Wash Guy - Lloyd, Steam Gun Operator
Darrow Igus He was 28, now 72 years old as Wash Guy - Floyd, Steam Gun Operator
Garrett Morris He was 39, now 84 years old as Wash Guy - Slide
Melanie Mayron She was 24, now 68 years old as Marsha (Secretary)
Antonio Fargas He was 30, now 74 years old as Wash Guy - Lindy
Ray Vitte He was 26, 33 years old when he died as Geronimo (Cowboy)
Clarence Muse He was 87, 89 years old when he died as Shoe Shine 'Snapper'
Ivan Dixon He was 45, 76 years old when he died as Wash Guy - Lonnie (Old Guy)
James Spinks as Wash Guy - Hippo
The Pointer Sisters as The Wilson Sisters
Leon Pinkney as Wash Guy - Justin
Arthur French He was 212, 56 years old when he died as Wash Guy - Charlie
Ren Woods She was 18, now 63 years old as Loretta, Justin's Girl Friend
Lauren Jones She was 5, now 38 years old as Marlene the Hooker
Carmine Caridi He was 42, 85 years old when he died as Foolish Father
Richard Brestoff as Irwin Barrow

Crew

Name Department
Car Wash poster
Car Wash (44 years)

Hey, it's a '70s thing!

  • Release day: Friday, October 22, 1976
  • Runtime: 97 minutes