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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
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Studio:
MCA Universal Home Video

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Cast

Billy Dee Williams
as Bingo Long
James Earl Jones
as Leon Carter, All-Star
Richard Pryor
as Charlie Snow/Carlos Nevada/Chief Takahoma, All-Star
Ted Ross
as Sallie
DeWayne Jessie
as Rainbow
Rico Dawson
as Willie Lee
Jophery C. Brown
as Champ Chambers
Leon Wagner
as Fat Sam
Tony Burton
as Isaac
John McCurry
as Walter Murchman
Mabel King
as Bertha
Sam Laws
as Henry
Ken Foree
as Honey
John R. McKee
as Stranger
Ahna Capri
as Prostitute
Joel Fluellen
as Mr. Holland
Sarina C. Grant
as Pearline
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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
Top Critic

This is a friendly, no-account movie full of intermittent high spirits.

Full Review… | March 21, 2011
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

A slick and reasonably funny comedy.

Full Review… | March 21, 2011
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Billy Dee Williams and James Earl Jones are superb.

Full Review… | April 8, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Excellent performances, but the best thing about it is the sharp, sceptically witty script by Hal Barwood and Matthew Robbins.

April 8, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

Genial, slapdash, high-spirited and occasionally moving.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings

(***): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Funny and entertaining, with a good, strong cast.

TTT C
TTT C

If you've seen Major League and The Bad News Bears at least five times apiece, this is a relatively forgotten little comedy that is definitely worth a look.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

Very enjoyable comedy about an all black baseball team set in the 1930's. Good cast, well written and very entertaining. Good music. Light fun. James Earl Jones stands out in the cast.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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