“Bingo Long and the Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings” portrays Bingo Long, a 1930s pitcher. Frustrated with his oppressive Negro League team owner, Bingo forms a diverse group, including a resourceful catcher and a cunning schemer. They tour small Midwest towns, competing against local teams for survival, with their unique style challenging the established Negro League’s popularity.

In a pivotal twist arranged by their former owner, Bingo’s team confronts all-star opponents in a high-stakes game. This match tests their determination to defy norms. By reshaping baseball, Bingo Long and his teammates inspire change and new opportunities in a segregated world.

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings | July 13, 1977 (United States) 6.8
Director: John BadhamWriter: William Brashler, Hal Barwood, Matthew RobbinsStars: Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, Richard PryorSummary: Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930's.


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