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The Bingo Long Travelling All-Stars & Motor Kings

  • Film

Time Out says

After two disasters (Lady Sings the Blues, Mahogany), Motown's affair with the cinema produced this over-glossy but attractive period comedy (the setting is 1939, with music to match) about a group of black baseball players trying to make the big time. Excellent performances, but the best thing about it is the sharp, sceptically witty script by Hal Barwood and Matthew Robbins (of The Sugarland Express) which teases one or two old sores (notably the black man's recipe for success in a white world: be a clown).
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Release Details

  • Duration:111 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:John Badham
  • Screenwriter:Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins
  • Cast:
    • Billy Dee Williams
    • James Earl Jones
    • Richard Pryor
    • Rico Dawson
    • Jophery Brown
    • Sam 'Birmingham' Brison
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