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Moving/Greased Lightning
Moving/Greased Lightning
Actors: Richard Pryor, Beau Bridges, Beverly Todd, Pam Grier, Cleavon Little
Directors: Alan Metter, Michael Schultz
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, African American Cinema
PG     2006     3hr 3min

Comedy and screen legend Richard Pryor hits the comedy road in Moving, a good-time tale of a flustered suburbanite trying to relocate with his family from New Jersey to Idaho. Dave Thomas, Dana Carvey and Randy Quaid are a...  more »


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Actors: Richard Pryor, Beau Bridges, Beverly Todd, Pam Grier, Cleavon Little
Directors: Alan Metter, Michael Schultz
Creators: Hannah Weinstein, Andy Breckman, Kenneth Vose, Lawrence DuKore, Leon Capetanos, Melvin Van Peebles
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, African American Cinema
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Richard Pryor, Drama, African American Cinema
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/22/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 3hr 3min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 13
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

NeoGhost | Bristol, Connecticut United States | 06/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bout time this movie hittin DVD. Richard Pryor hilarious in this "Moving" movie, I loved this movie growin up."
Pryor Fan | MI USA | 07/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What in the world took so long releasing Moving?! It doesn't matter now since the time has finally come. I know that this film will and should fly off the shelves. For those of you who have yet to see it, you will not be disappointed. For you who have seen it, just remember the kung fu scene."
So long in coming, I thought I'd never see it...
terpfan1980 | Somewhere near Washington DC, United States | 04/21/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Considering how many times Moving played on pay cable networks, and then on basic cable channels, back when it was 'new', I have to ask the same question that those ahead of me were asking: WHAT TOOK SO LONG?

I guess the studios didn't feel there was much of a market for Moving, but oh how wrong they are. It is a favorite of my wife and I and just the thought of the movie cracks me up (I could digress into a line or two from the Dudley Moore film Arthur, but I won't bother with that here and now...)

Dana Carvey, near the height of his own Saturday Night Live fame, makes an hilarious appearance here and a one word utterance by him is one that brings perhaps the biggest smile to my face, or to my wife's face. Carvey's character was hired by Richard Pryor's character to drive Pryor's precious car across country, unfortunately what Pryor's character never realized is that Carvey is just plain crazy and not the prim and proper individual that he was presented with.

Pryor's role for Moving was one of a company employee forced to pick up his family and move to the middle of no where (from Pryor's perspective, and from his family's perspective). Pryor does his best, or at least thinks he has done his best, to find a nice home to buy, but even that doesn't quite work out as well as he hoped.

Basically just about anything that could go wrong does and hilariously so.

Ironically, having waited so long to get a DVD release of Moving, the studios have bundled that film with another film that seems to be under appreciated, Greased Lightning. Greased Lightning is a biopic about a real life NASCAR driver, Wendell Scott. Scott took up NASCAR when faced with a choice of racing or going to jail. Along the way he relies upon determination to prove to himself and others that anything is possible, including winning a race in a sport dominated by white drivers. Scott was the first, and so far (at the time this review was written) the only, Black driver to have accomplished that task.

Greased Lightning isn't a bad film, but it isn't the best of Pryor's work either. He's not bad in the role and does the best he can with the story and direction he's given, but the film itself has a questionable history when it comes to who really did the directing, the director or the writer.

Purchasers get a fair bargain here, two films on a single disc at a fairly low price. Moving is easily worth the purchase price, and getting Greased Lightning as a bonus makes for a nice deal."
Motorsports History "Forgotten African- American Driver"
charles E. Vienn | Houston, Texas | 06/15/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This man is a definite inspiration to young men that aspire to participate in the sport of automobile racing...He is a part of African- American history ie the Buffalo Soldiers, Tuskege Airmen, Old Negro League and more that is ,often, lost, forgotten or simply not mentioned.Because of Mr. Scott #34, and recently meeting Bobby Northfleet, the only driver in the Craftsman Truck Series of NASCAR, we have started a junior college course entitled "Pit Crew Technology" to train inner- city African- American and Hispanic youth about the opportunities in the Motorsports industry, besides driving> The next time you see an auto race, how many African- American Crew Members did you see?"