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The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings
Billy Dee Williams and John Mccurry




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Richard Pryor, Billy Dee Williams, and James Earl Jones star in this appealing comedy about a group of black baseball players who defect from the 1930s Negro National League. The leads are based on authentic heroes Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson. The year is 1939, and Negro League baseball players Bingo Long (Williams) and Leon Carter (Jones) have had enough of the black team owners' harsh treatment. So they decide to leave their team and form one of their own. Bingo and Leon's team is a hit--that is, until the other owners pressure them into leaving the league.The All-Stars then travel rural America, playing against white teams, for white crowds. But, even though they are just as talented as their opponents (or more so), the black players must resort to comedic antics and tomfoolery on the field, in order to be accepted by audiences. Hilarious physical comedy and fine performances provide a thought-provoking balance of social issues and comedy.

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Overview

Richard Pryor, Billy Dee Williams, and James Earl Jones star in this appealing comedy about a group of black baseball players who defect from the 1930s Negro National League. The leads are based on authentic heroes Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson. The year is 1939, and Negro League baseball players Bingo Long (Williams) and Leon Carter (Jones) have had enough of the black team owners' harsh treatment. So they decide to leave their team and form one of their own. Bingo and Leon's team is a hit--that is, until the other owners pressure them into leaving the league.The All-Stars then travel rural America, playing against white teams, for white crowds. But, even though they are just as talented as their opponents (or more so), the black players must resort to comedic antics and tomfoolery on the field, in order to be accepted by audiences. Hilarious physical comedy and fine performances provide a thought-provoking balance of social issues and comedy.

Main Cast & Crew

John Badham - Director
Billy Dee Williams
James Earl Jones
Richard Pryor
Rico Dawson
Sam Briston
Jophery Brown
Leon Wagner
Tony Burton
John McCurry
Stan Shaw

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 110
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192177323
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Release Date: January 2002

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Race Relations
On-The-Road
Black Heritage
Theatrical Release

 

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Synopsis:
Director John Badham's appealing comedy focuse on a group of black baseball players who defect from the 1930s Negro National League. As result, the talented ballplayers travel from town to town, challenging local white teams, and hiding their talents under comic shenanigans. The film provides an intriguing balance of social issues and comedy, with the leads based on authentic heroes Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson.

Notes:
Brooks Clift is the older brother of the actor Montgomery Clift.

 

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