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The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976) Poster

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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.
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Stan Shaw's baseball scenes were filmed using a body double.
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Debut theatrical feature film of director John Badham.
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The total number of words in the picture's longish title The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976) is eight but its nine if one doesn't hyphenate the phrase "All-Stars".
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The film was made and released about three years after its source novel of the same name by William Brashler had been first published in 1973.
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Richard Pryor portrayed three characters; Charlie Snow, who also impersonated a Cuban called "Carlos Nevada", and Native American indigenous Indian named "Chief Takahoma". Pryor would soon play three parts again in Which Way Is Up? (1977) released in the following 1977 year.
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The character of Bingo Long (Billy Dee Williams) is based on the former-Black Baron American baseball player and pitcher Le Roy "Satchel" Paige.
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Director John Badham had grown-up in Birmingham, Alabama and knew the Birmingham Black Barons and the White Birmingham Barons, both were teams who shared the Rickwood playing field.
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The nick-name of All-Star (CF) Joseph Vanderbilt Callaway (Stan Shaw) was "Esquire Joe" (aka "Esquire Joe Callaway").
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The nick-name of All-Star (3B) Emory Chambers (Jophery C. Brown) was "Champ".
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According to director John Badham, some scenes, situations and characters and were loosely based upon real-life people, incidents and scenarios.
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The movie featured a character called "Fat Sam" as did the same 1976 year's Bugsy Malone (1976).
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