The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)

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Based on the novel by William Brasher, this film is set in the segregated South of 1939. African-American baseball pitcher Bingo Long forms his own barnstorming ball club. Though boycotted by powerful Negro League manager Sallison Porter, the team flourishes, gaining a loyal fandom and cutting into the League's profits.

Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 5, 2005
Runtime:
MCA Universal Home Video

Cast


as Bingo Long

as Leon Carter, All-St...

as Charlie Snow/Carlos ...

as Sallie

as Rainbow

as Willie Lee

as Champ Chambers

as Fat Sam

as Isaac

as Walter Murchman

as Bertha

as Henry

as Honey

as Stranger

as Prostitute

as Mr. Holland
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Critic Reviews for The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (7)

Rowdy, good-natured comedy melodrama.

March 21, 2011
New Yorker
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This is a friendly, no-account movie full of intermittent high spirits.

Full Review… | March 21, 2011
TIME Magazine
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A slick and reasonably funny comedy.

Full Review… | March 21, 2011
Chicago Reader
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Billy Dee Williams and James Earl Jones are superb.

Full Review… | April 8, 2009
Variety
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Excellent performances, but the best thing about it is the sharp, sceptically witty script by Hal Barwood and Matthew Robbins.

Full Review… | April 8, 2009
Time Out
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Genial, slapdash, high-spirited and occasionally moving.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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