Greased Lightning

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Greased Lightning
Greased Lightning (VHS cover).jpg
Directed by Michael Schultz
Produced by Lester Berman
Hannah Weinstein
Written by Leon Capetanos
Lawrence DuKore
Melvin Van Peebles
Kenneth Vose
Starring Richard Pryor
Beau Bridges
Pam Grier
Music by Fred Karlin
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
July 1, 1977
Running time
96 min.
Country United States
Language English

Greased Lightning is a 1977 American biographical film, starring Richard Pryor, Beau Bridges, and Pam Grier, and directed by Michael Schultz. Richie Havens provided the soundtrack. Greased Lightning is a film loosely based on the true life story of Wendell Scott, the first African American NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race winner and 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee. Greased Lightning was partially filmed in Winder, Georgia Athens, Georgia at the former Athens Speedway,[1] and Madison, Georgia. And also Middle Georgia Raceway in Byron, Georgia


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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