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Cotton is running for Mayor of Danville and he wants a picture with Wendell and the family as a de facto endorsement. At the junkyard, he meets a man named Woodrow, who volunteers to be his mechanic. Having discovered his calling, Wendell fixes up his car. Byrnes promotes Wendell as the first black stock car driver and on race day, there is a large multiracial crowd. Wendell wins a close race, but Welles is declared the winner.

Supporting characters, such as those played by Pam Grier and Beau Bridges, don't get that much to do. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mary begs her now forty-two-year-old husband to retire, but he is adamant about racing.

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As Wendell and Mary begin dating, Wendell tells Mary's family that his real dream is be a champion racecar driver, but they do not take him seriously. This article is about the biopic.

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Later, Wendell enters an important race, and recruits Woodrow, Peewee, and his family and friends, to help him. Arlo accepts what seems to him to be a dream promotion to Idaho.

On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train. Being super speedways with high banking, and where speeds reach two hundred ten miles per hour. Wrecks tend to collect many cars, and the banking tends to bring them all down to one place, making it worse. And though you can tell Scott's real story was in many ways a lot different than what this movie claims, as I said it does give you a good taste of some of what Scott went through.

You will receive an email shortly to confirm your email address. Films directed by Michael Schultz. Wendell goes to the garage of Beau Welles, hoping to buy a used engine and finds Hutch working there. Learn more More Like This. Sometime later, Wendell takes Mary to an old racetrack in his new taxicab to propose, and they make love.

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Back in Danville, Cotton, now mayor, works to secure Wendell sponsors so he can compete with major teams. We found your email in our system. Please check your inbox for the verification email. Richard Pryor is playing three different roles here.

For the remaining twenty laps, Wendell attempts to make up time on the leader, Beau Welles, as his tire wobbles precariously. Best Gearhead movies of all time. His family welcomes him home with a party and he takes an immediate liking to a guest, Mary Jones.

And meeting a few eccentric costumers along the way. To resend the verification email, please enter your email address and click Submit. On Easter Sunday, Wendell takes over one of Slack's runs, but soon realizes it is a set-up when he is arrested. Create Account Learn More.

Greased Lightning Original Trailer. Look up greased lightning in Wiktionary, kuttima short film the free dictionary. Please provide your site password to link to your existing account. Joe Braxton is an ex-con who has been given a second chance to freedom after violating his probation.

He insists that he tried to make money legally and this is the only way he can buy the garage. An underemployed reporter finds himself literally purchased as a toy for a rich spoiled brat. After an invitation to the local race track, a race car driver is born.

Despite flaws such as those, the movie is worth a look. Richie Havens provided the soundtrack. All Wendell needs to do is cross the finish line. Please confirm or enter it below to complete your profile. After watching it, I have to say the movie is very uneven.

Mary does not want Wendell to continue racing, but he insists on following his dream. Goofs In many of the in-car shots during the races you can hear that they are manual transmissions being double clutched, but the drivers never take their hands of the wheel to shift. In s Danville, Virginia, an African American boy named Wendell Scott impresses a group of white boys with his bike-riding prowess. Audible Download Audio Books. On the day of the big race, Wendell worries that Mary will not come, but she arrives just before it starts.

He encourages Hutch join a bigger team so he can better provide for his family. While uneven, it's never a slog to sit through.

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During the race, Wendell makes a pit stop, but rushes his crew and pulls away with three lug nuts missing from one tire. Sometime later, Wendell has a serious crash during a Talladega race and is hospitalized. Soon after, they are married and move into a house, but Wendell struggles to make money.

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