Directed by the prolific but uneven African-American filmmaker Michael Schultz (CAR WASH, COOLEY HIGH, WHICH WAY IS UP?), this well-intentioned biography of the first black auto racing champion, Wendell Scott, features Richard Pryor in an early dramatic role. The story covers a 25-year
period, from the end of WWII to 1971, in the life of the determined Scott as he strives to overcome the prejudice and closed-mindedness behind auto racing's color barrier. Along the way he is aided by a white driver, Hutch (Bridges), and supported his wife, Mary Jones (Grier). As he is played by
one of the great comics of our time, it comes as no surprise that he relies on his sense ...