Car Wash | 1976

Directed by: Michael Schultz

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Main Plot

"Car Wash" follows a day in the lives of the eccentric employees and diverse customers of a Los Angeles car wash. Through humorous and dramatic encounters, the film explores their struggles, dreams, and relationships, all set to a lively soundtrack of funk and soul music.


  • Richard Pryor played Daddy Rich, a flamboyant preacher who visits the car wash and becomes the center of attention.
  • Franklyn Ajaye's character in Car Wash is T.C., a laid-back employee who provides comic relief throughout the film.
  • Sully Boyar played the character of Mr. B, the owner of the car wash, in the plot of the film.


In the ending of "Car Wash," the employees of a Los Angeles car wash come together to celebrate their coworker's birthday. Amidst the festivities, a robbery takes place, but the employees manage to overpower the thief. The film concludes with a joyful dance number, symbolizing the unity and resilience of the car wash workers. As the employees continue their work, they reflect on their dreams and aspirations, highlighting the importance of camaraderie and the pursuit of happiness in their everyday lives.

Michael Schultz