Greased Lighting © 1977 WBEI

  • Director

    Michael Schultz

  • With

    Pam Grier, Richard Pryor, Beau Bridges, Cleavon Little, Vincent Gardenia, Ritchie Havens, Julian Bond, Minnie Gentry

  • USA 1977. 96min

  • 35mm

  • Certificate


Richard Pryor and Pam Grier team up for this biopic, loosely based on the life story of Wendell Scott, the first African American NASCAR race winner and 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee. In 1930s Virginia, Wendell has made a name for himself as one of the fastest drivers. After a stint in the army, he returns home, marries Mary Jones (Grier) and tries to settle down. But a brush with the law finds him returning to the track and he soon proves himself the best.