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The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings     The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars And Motor Kings [DVD] (1976) DVD
In the 1930s, when major league baseball was a whites-only sport, a squad of top Negro League players break away from the tight-fisted owners and make their way across America, taking on both black and white teams, in this unusual and fun-filled comedy/drama. Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor and James Earl Jones star. 110 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; audio commentary; production notes; biographies; DVD-ROM content; trailer.

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The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings - Cast

Billy Dee Williams... Bingo
James Earl Jones... Leon
Richard Pryor... Charlie Snow
Rico Dawson... Willie Lee
Sam "Birmingham" Briston... Louis
Jophery Brown... Champ Chambers
Leon Wagner... Fat Sam
Tony Burton... Isaac
John McCurry... Walter Murchman
Stan Shaw... Esquire Joe Calloway
DeWayne Jessie... Rainbow
Ted Ross... Sallie Potter
Mabel King... Bertha
Sam Laws... Henry
Alvin Childress... Horace
Ken Foree... Honey
Carl Gordon... Mack
Ahna Capri... Prostitute
Joel Fluellen... Mr. Holland
Sarina C. Grant... Pearline
John Badham.... Film Director

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Bingo Long is based on Satchel Paige. Early in his career, Paige called in his outfielders while leading in the ninth inning of a 1-0 game and pitched his way out of a jam. Bingo replicated the stunt in this movie. Leon Carter is a Josh Gibson-like power hitter, even playing the same position (catcher). Most obviously, 'Esquire' Joe Callaway is a thinly-veiled Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to break Major League baseball's color barrier.

The Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings were loosely based on the Indianapolis Clowns, a barnstorming exhibition baseball team, noted for their Harlem Globetrotters-like clowning routines, that joined the Negro American League in 1943.

The character of Bertha (Mabel King), the sole woman team owner, is inspired by Effa Manley.       ...from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Located in Kansas City, Missouri. Offers history, exhibits, news, events with online store selling apparel, books, videos, gifts and collectibles.

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