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Car Wash

Released 1976
Distributor Universal Pictures

Director Michael Schultz’s 1976 comedy about a typical day in an L.A. car wash is energized by a loose-limbed band of comedians and eccentrics including Bill Duke, George Carlin, Irwin Corey and Antonio Fargas. Richard Pryor makes a memorable cameo as the mercenary bible thumper “Daddy Rich” and The Pointer Sisters are on hand as his back-up singers. Even its most pointed satire is good-natured – with its sprawling cast it feels like a Robert Altman movie with nothing on its mind but fun.

About Larry Karaszewski

Larry Karaszewski and his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander are best known for writing unusual true stories.  Their current release is “Dolemite is My Name” featuring Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore. The duo previously created the hit television miniseries “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” for which they won the Golden Globe, Emmy, PGA and WGA Awards. They also won the Golden Globe and WGA Award for the film “The People vs Larry Flynt.” Other movies include the Oscar winning “Ed Wood” (WGA nomination), “Big Eyes” (Independent Spirit nomination), “Auto Focus" and “Man on the Moon.” The team has been inducted into the Final Draft Screenwriting Hall of Fame.  Larry is also a Governor for writers branch, co-chair of the International Feature Film category, and a Vice President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.