Greased Lightning

  • 1977
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Biography, Sports

Directed by the prolific but uneven African-American filmmaker Michael Schultz (CAR WASH, COOLEY HIGH, WHICH WAY IS UP?), this well-intentioned biography of the first black auto racing champion, Wendell Scott, features Richard Pryor in an early dramatic role. The story covers a 25-year period, from the end of WWII to 1971, in the life of the determined...read more

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Greased Lightning - Trailer
01:41 — Comically told true story of Wendell Scott, the first black auto-racing champion, and his battles with racism.
Greased Lightning - Official Trailer
02:06 — Comically told true story of Wendell Scott, the first black auto-racing champion, and his battles with racism.
(Movie Clip) Is That A Picture Of You?
Based on an event that happened around 1952, near Danville, Va, Wendell Scott (Richard Pryor) becomes the first black driver in a Dixie Circuit ra (more…)
(Movie Clip) Bootleggers Are A Disgrace
Post WWII rural Virginia, vet Wendell Scott (Richard Pryor) is not doing well with his taxi business, commiserating with his wife (Pam Grier) then pic (more…)

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  • Released: 1977
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: Directed by the prolific but uneven African-American filmmaker Michael Schultz (CAR WASH, COOLEY HIGH, WHICH WAY IS UP?), this well-intentioned biography of the first black auto racing champion, Wendell Scott, features Richard Pryor in an early dramatic ro… (more)

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