Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings
DIRECTOR: JOHN BADHAM
CAST: BILLY DEE WILLIAMS, JAMES EARL JONES, RICHARD PRYOR
This bumptious baseball comedy courtesy Motown Productions, set in the last years of the Negro League era, features the royalty of Black American screen acting in its starting lineup, including Billy Dee Williams as the Satchel Paige-like pitcher who cooks up a plan to break with penny-pinching management, James Earl Jones as his cerebral slugger foil who goes along with the roadshow, and Richard Pryor as a player plotting to break into the white leagues by masquerading as a Cuban. Made with charm to burn by the once-in-a-lifetime cast and Badham, only a year away from his landmark Saturday Night Fever.