Abe Saperstein, owner/manager of the world-famous "Harlem Globetrotters", an all-Negro professional basketball team, signs Billy Townsend, an All-American, to play with the "Globetrotters."...
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Abe Saperstein, owner/manager of the world-famous "Harlem Globetrotters", an all-Negro professional basketball team, signs Billy Townsend, an All-American, to play with the "Globetrotters." Saperstein wants Billy to finish school first and get his degree but, despite the good advice, Billy quits college and joins the team. He becomes the team star, gets married after sneaking out of a hotel contrary to Saperstein's instructions, and is injured when returning to the hotel. As a result, the team loses an important game, and Billy is fired. He signs a big-money contract to play with another team in the following season, but after a heart-to-heart talk with his wife about caring for others instead of just himself, he asks his old team to take him back. By rejoining the "Globetrotters," he invalidated the big money contract.Written by
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The team's bus is shown driving through a desert area with large mountains around it. They pull up to a road sign reading "Chicago, 94 Miles". There are no mountains or desert within 94 miles of Chicago. See more »
Think of a mediocre late 50s or early 60s tv show...like say "Donna Reed" or "Texas John Slaughter"...and then think of a poor episode on that show and you'll have some idea of what the first half hour of this movie is like. Didn't stick around for the rest. Give it a D.
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