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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bingo Long (P)
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Leon Carter, All-Star (C)
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Charlie Snow, All-Star (RF)
Rico Dawson ...
Willie Lee Shively, All-Star (RF)
Sam 'Birmingham' Brison ...
Louis Keystone - All-Star - SS (as 'Birmingham' Sam Brison)
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Emory 'Champ' Chambers, All-Star (3B) (as Jophery Brown)
Leon Wagner ...
Fat Sam Popper, All-Star (1B)
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Issac, All-Star (CF)(C)
John McCurry ...
Walter Murchman, All-Star (LF)
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Esquire Joe Callaway, All-Star (CF)
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Rainbow, All-Star (bat boy) (as DeWayne Jessie)
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Sallison 'Sallie' Potter, Owner of Ebony Aces
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Bertha Dewitt, Owner of Charcoal Kings
Sam Laws ...
Henry Dunbar, Owner of Baltimore Elite Giants
Alvin Childress ...
Horace Quigley, Owner of Atlanta Black Crackers
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Storyline

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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In 1939, to laugh, you listened to the radio, to cry, you went to the movies, for excitement, you went to the ballgame. But if you wanted all three, there was only Bingo Long. See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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17 November 1976 (France)  »

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Bingo  »

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Trivia

Steven Spielberg was initially very interesting in directing, but the massive success of Jaws (1975) meant that he was able to get any project of his own off the ground, and decided to make Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)instead. See more »

Goofs

In the 9th inning of the game to decide the fate of the All-Stars, Leon Carter (James Earl Jones) hits a 3-run homer to win the game 3-2. Unfortunately, he stepped out of the batter's box and over the top of home plate to hit the ball because the other team was trying to intentionally walk him. Rule 6.06(a) states that a batter is out if he hits a ball with one or both feet on the ground entirely outside the batter's box. Leon should be out and the score should revert to 2-0. See more »

Quotes

Leon Carter, All-Star: [after Esquire Joe bowls him over with a slide at the plate] Say, boy - does you do this constantly?
Esquire Joe Callaway, All-Star: No, suh. I does it all the time.
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Crazy Credits

The movie begins with an older version of the Universal Studios logo, as part of the opening news reel. See more »

Connections

Featured in Century of Black Cinema (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bingo Long Song (Steal On Home)
Written by Berry Gordy and Ronald Miller
Performed by Thelma Houston
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Excellent film and good acting all around.
21 March 2002 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

They just don't make `em like this anymore. James Earl Jones, Billy Dewilliams, Richard Prior and Stan Shaw play their parts to perfection. The music is excellent, capturing the flavor of the times. There are some huge belly-laughs and the plot keeps one interested throughout. Great sports movie.


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