Greased Lightning

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Anyone who enjoyed Car Wash should be warned that Schultz admits only to having done a wrap-up 'fireman's job' on this woeful biopic featuring a smiling Pryor as Wendell Scott, the first black US stock car driver. Although Melvin Van Peebles evidently directed most of it, a doubt still remains as to who should be held finally responsible for the finished cornball mish-mash, since Schultz's subsequent film (Which Way Is Up?) bears an ominous resemblance to the style and tone of this relentlessly indulgent comedy-romance.

By: JPy


Release details

96 mins

Cast and crew

Michael Schultz
Kenneth Vose, Lawrence Dukore, Melvin Van Peebles, Leon Capetanos
Richard Pryor
Beau Bridges
Pam Grier
Cleavon Little
Vincent Gardenia
Richie Havens
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