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Greased Lightning (1977)

PG
96 min | Action, Biography, Comedy

The true life story of Wendell Scott, the first black stock car racing driver to win an upper tier NASCAR race.
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Hannah Weinstein (produced by)
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Updated Jul 31, 1977

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Jul 1977 (United States)

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24 cast members
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Richard Pryor
Wendell Scott Wendell Scott   See fewer
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Vincent Gardenia
Sheriff Cotton Sheriff Cotton   See fewer
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Richie Havens
Woodrow Woodrow   See fewer
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Julian Bond
Russell Russell   See fewer
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Earl Hindman
Beau Welles Beau Welles   See fewer
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Minnie Gentry
Wendell's Mother Wendell's Mother   See fewer
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Lucy Saroyan
Hutch's Wife Hutch's Wife   See fewer
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Noble Willingham
Billy Joe Byrnes Billy Joe Byrnes   See fewer
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Bruce Atkins
Deputy Turner Deputy Turner   See fewer
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Steve Fifield
Deputy Drinkwater Deputy Drinkwater   See fewer
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Bill Cobbs
Mr. Jones Mr. Jones   See fewer
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Georgia Allen
Mrs. Jones Mrs. Jones   See fewer
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Maynard Jackson
Minister Minister   See fewer
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Danny Nelson
Wayne Carter Wayne Carter   See fewer
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Alvin Huff
Moonshiner Moonshiner   See fewer
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Willie McWhorter
Wendell Jr Wendell Jr   See fewer
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Frederick 'Dennis' Greene
Slack (as Frederick Dennis Greene) Slack (as Frederick Dennis Greene)   See fewer
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Bill Connell
Speedway Announcer Speedway Announcer   See fewer
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Charlie Briggs
Race Official (uncredited) Race Official (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clara Dunn
Restaurant Owner (uncredited) Restaurant Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clebert Ford
Passenger (uncredited) Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 1,240 votes