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The Wash (2001)

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Life at the car wash is a place where anything can and does happen to two friends (Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg) trying to earn money to pay their rent.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Albano Anthony Albano ... Mafia Tony
Dr. Dre ... Sean
Tic Tic ... Maniac's Homie #2
Lamont Bentley Lamont Bentley ... C-Money
Bishop Don Magic Juan ... Himself
Bruce Bruce ... Dewayne
Thai Buckman Thai Buckman ... Ashley
Frank Chavez Frank Chavez ... Officer Hoppy
Tommy Chong ... Dee's Connection
Angell Conwell ... Antoinette
Mark Cooper Mark Cooper ... Guy #1
Joseph Davis Joseph Davis ... Guy #2
Tray Deee ... Thug #3
Louis Deron-Davenport Louis Deron-Davenport ... Maniac's Homie #1
DJ Pooh ... Slim
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Storyline

With the rent due and his car booted, Sean (Dr. Dre) has to come up with some ends...and fast. When his best buddy and roommate Dee Loc (Snoop Dogg), suggests that Sean get a job busting suds down at the local car wash, the first order of business is impressing Mr. Washington (George Wallace) the gun-toting, dominoes-playing owner of The Wash. Unaware that the two are roomies, Mr. Washington hires Sean as Dee Loc's supervisor. Comic tensions flare between the two, especially when Dee Loc suspects Sean of trying to slow his roll with the side hustles he's got going on in the car wash parking lot...and with the ladies in the locker room. But there are bigger things to worry about at The Wash. One is the menacing phone calls from a disgruntled employee, and the other is figuring out how to get money to pay off the kidnappers who've snatched Mr. Washington! If Sean, Dee Loc, and the rest of the gang don't settle their differences and get Mr. Washington back, the good times at The Wash ... Written by Anonymous

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When you're down 'n dirty, it all comes out in...

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Comedy

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R | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Lions Gate

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Balhé a mosodában See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,875,067, 18 November 2001

Gross USA:

$10,097,538

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,229,331
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the apartment, an angered Dee Loc (Snoop Dogg) yells at Sean (Dr. Dre), "I paid the cost to be the boss." "Paid Tha Cost To Be Tha Boss" is also the title of one of Snoop Dogg's albums. See more »

Quotes

Dee Loc: [referring to Slim and Face] These got to be the two stupidest mothafuckas.
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Crazy Credits

The music video "Bad Intentions" by Dr. Dre featuring Knoc-Turn'Al is played over the ending credits. See more »

Connections

References RoboCop (1987) See more »

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Holla
Performed by Busta Rhymes
Written by Busta Rhymes (as T. Smith), Dr. Dre (as A. Young), Mike Elizondo (as M. Elizondo) & Camara Kambon (as C. Kambon)
Published by T'Ziah's Music / WB Music Corp. (BMI), WB Music Corp. / Ain't Nuthin' Goin' On But F****n' Music (ASCAP), Music of Windswept / Five Card Music/Elvis Mambo Music (ASCAP) & Colorscapes Publishing (BMI)
Busta Rhymes appears courtesy of Flip Mode Records / J Records / (P) (C) 2001 J Records
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They Got Jokes, But Not A Movie
14 November 2001 | by gonzorifficSee all my reviews

watching "the wash" is kind of an odd experience. you laugh, you like the characters, but you wonder what the plot is really supposed to be. the jokes are there, so "the wash" is definitely a funny movie. in that respect, i enjoyed it. it seems that when d.j. pooh co-wrote the classic "friday" with ice cube, he definitely knew how to create hilarious situations and funny roles. but when he's on his own ("3 strikes" was his previous solo effort), something doesn't quite come off right. my main problem with "the wash" is the VERY ABRUPT ending. everyone will be like, "okay...it's over". they don't even bother to really wrap things up. it's just BAM...credits. the ending is weak, it could have been better. they set it up like the end of "next friday", where a couple different antagonists are brought into one situation at the same time. but the audience doesn't get much of a payoff. as chris rock might put it, "the wash" will take your clothes off, but will not f*** you.


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