The Wash (film)

The Wash (film)

name = The Wash

amg_id = 1:253786
imdb_id = 0290332
producer = Phillip G. Atwell, Donna Chavous, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, DJ Pooh
director = DJ Pooh
writer = DJ Pooh
starring = Dr. Dre
Snoop Dogg
music = Camara Kambon
cinematography = Keith L. Smith
editing = Jack Hofstra
distributor = Lions Gate Films
released = November 16, 2001
runtime = 93 min (USA)
language = English
budget = ~ US$4,000,000

"The Wash" is a hip-hop-styled film released on November 16, 2001 featuring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Xzibit and DJ Pooh, with an appearance made by Eminem. This film was written and directed by DJ Pooh. The dialog is notable for a huge amount of ghetto talk, as well as the frequent use and sale of drugs on screen accurately depicting the way things are for an everyday carwash in the middle of Los Angeles, though the film never specifies exactly where in the Los Angeles area it takes place. Presumably, the setting is thought to be South Central or one of the lower/lower-middle class incorporated cities in southern Los Angeles County.


Sean (Dr. Dre) and Dee Loc (Snoop Dogg) are roommates who have not yet paid their rent. To make matters worse, Sean just lost his job at Foot Locker, so Dee Loc suggests that his roommate stop by the same car wash where he works. Sean is immediately hired as assistant manager since Chris (Eminem) had been fired the day before. At the same time, their landlord has given them a three-day eviction warning. Although Dee Loc has the money, through dealing drugs on the side, he refuses to pay, insisting that Sean needs to come up with his half, so Sean does his best to impress Mr. Washington (George Wallace), the owner of the car wash, so he can hold his job long enough to come up with his half of the rent.

At first, things go fine, but then Dee Loc is caught on tape stealing and Mr. Washington tells Sean he must decide what to do, including firing his roommate if that's the best 'executive decision' to make. Sean tries to appeal to Dee Loc to act more responsibly but this creates a tremendous strain in their relationship.

Then Mr. Washington is kidnapped at gunpoint by two inept and angry local thugs who are stupid enough to call the car wash with their demands unaware of caller ID, which of course reveals their location, but instead of calling the police, Sean and Dee Loc put aside their differences long enough to rescue their boss, otherwise Sean won't get paid and he won't be able to come up with his half of the rent.

The crisis worsens when the former assistant manager, Chris, suddenly shows up wanting revenge on Mr. Washington for firing him, which sets up the final confrontation between all parties concerned. Chris shoots one of the kidnappers and runs out of bullets, then Sean confronts Chris and they wrestle for the gun. Sean loses the battle and falls down and just when he was about to get shot Dee Loc hops in the way to defends his friend. But when Chris turns around he is confronted with a gun to his face just as the cops arrive. When all this is over Sean and Dee Loc walk off together as the credits roll.


*Sean (Dr. Dre);
*Dee Loc (Snoop Dogg);
*Mr. Washington (George Wallace);
*Chris (Eminem);
*Bear (Tiny Lister, Jr.);
*C-Money (Lamont Bentley);
*Juan (Demetrius Navarro);
*Vickey (Truth Hurts);
*Antionette (Angell Conwell);
*Slim (DJ Pooh);
*Face (Shawn Fonteno).

Other celebrities include

*Tommy Chong - Dee's Connection
*Tray Deee - Thug #3
*Kurupt - Maniac
*Ludacris - Customer
*Shaquille O'Neal - Norman
*Pauly Shore - Man in trunk
*Don "Magic" Juan - Himself (deleted scene only; seen in the trailer)
*Xzibit - Wayne, The Wash customer
*Julio G - himself (west side radio dj)
*Daz Dillinger - buying drugs
*Bad Azz - buying drugs

Box office

**US Gross Domestic Takings: US$ 10,097,538
**Other International Takings: US $131,793
*Gross Worldwide Takings: US $10,229,331

Awards and Nominations

See also

*The Wash soundtrack

External links

*imdb title|id=0290332|title=The Wash
* [ Box Office Information]
* [ The Wash] at Rotten Tomatoes

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