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

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.

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Cast

James Earl Jones
as Leon Carter, All-Star
Richard Pryor
as Charlie Snow/Carlos Nevada/Chief Takahoma, All-Star
Ted Ross
as Sallie
Rico Dawson
as Willie Lee
Jophery C. Brown
as Champ Chambers
Leon Wagner
as Fat Sam
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
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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (7)

Rowdy, good-natured comedy melodrama.

March 21, 2011

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

March 21, 2011 | Full Review…

A slick and reasonably funny comedy.

March 21, 2011 | Full Review…

Billy Dee Williams and James Earl Jones are superb.

April 8, 2009 | Full Review…

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

April 8, 2009
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Genial, slapdash, high-spirited and occasionally moving.

May 9, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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