A Pryor Engagement

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings

Richard Pryor joins a dynamite ensemble in this baseball charmer.

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USA 1976
Dir John Badham
With Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, Richard Pryor, Rico Dawson
110min
Digital
Certificate 12A

Pryor joins an all-star cast in this Motown Productions’ charmer set in the waning days of baseball’s segregated Negro League. Billy Dee Williams stars as Bingo Long, a born showman, loosely based on Satchel Paige. Pryor plays Carlos Nevada, a player working on his Spanish in the hopes of passing as Latino for a place in the all-white Major League.