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 »
For any basketball fan this movie is worth the enjoyment of seeing the original Globetrotters in action. The movie itself is pretty weak but I guess that Scotty Pippen commercial of a few years back where he is slamming against those old guys doing set shots was not far off from the way it was.
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