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Greased Lightning
Directed by:
Michael Schultz

Directed by Michael Schultz, "Greased Lightning" (also known as "Stock Car Race - Höllenjagd auf heißen Pisten") is an Action/Biography/Sport film, released in the USA in July of 1977 . Richard Pryor is starring, alongside Beau Bridges, Pam Grier, Cleavon Little, Vincent Gardenia and Richie Havens.

Richard Pryor Drives 'Em Wild

Who is the director of "Greased Lightning":

Greased Lightning was directed by Michael Schultz, an American director, and producer.

Before directing Greased Lightning, Michael Schultz had directed Car Wash, released in 1976, Cooley High (1975), Honeybaby, Honeybaby (1974). Since, he directed Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, released in 1978, Scavenger Hunt (1979), Carbon Copy (1981), The Last Dragon (1985), Krush Groove (1985), and Livin' Large! (1991).

When was "Greased Lightning" released:

Greased Lightning was initally released in the United States on July, 1977.. This was forty-two (42) years ago.

It has been released on April, 1986 in Germany.

Who is at the casting of "Greased Lightning":

At the casting of Greased Lightning we find Richard Pryor, previously seen in Silver Streak (1976) and Car Wash (1976); Beau Bridges (Two-Minute Warning (1976), Swashbuckler (1976)); Pam Grier (Drum (1976), Friday Foster (1975)) [ more... ]

  • Earl Hindman, Lucy Saroyan and Bill Cobbs also appeared in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, released in 1974.
  • Noble Willingham and Beau Bridges also appeared together in Norma Rae, released in 1979.
  • Danny Nelson and Georgia Allen also appeared in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, released in 1997.
  • Lucy Saroyan and Richard Pryor can both be seen in Blue Collar, released in 1978.

What is the Storyline of "Greased Lightning":

Wendell Scott, a taxi cab driver in post-World War II, learns his craft for car racing by transporting illegal moonshine in the backwoods of Virginia. By the mid-1960s, he was a veteran driver who had won his battles with the white racetrack owners and police officers.


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