John Badham on

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings

Released 1976
Distributor Universal

Unique and memorable, this period recreation of the last days of what was then called baseball’s Negro League is an unsung classic with a terrific cast. John Badham was there, directing his first feature (a guy named Spielberg decided to make Close Encounters instead).

About John Badham

John Badham, is the director of Saturday Night Fever, War Games, Stakeout, Short Circuit and Point of No Return, among others, as well as the TV series, Nikita, Heroes, Psych, The Shield and Criminal Minds. A Professor of Media Arts at Chapman University, his book “I’ll Be In My Trailer” has become the go-to source on directors working with Actors.   September 2013 will see the publication of his new book “John Badham on Directing”.