Drum (1976)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  27 August 1976 (West Germany)
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A mid-19th century mulatto slave is torn between his success as a pit-fighter and the injustices of white society. In HD.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Regine (as Pamela Grier)
Bernard DeMarigny
Fiona Lewis ...
Augusta Chauvet
Zeke Montgomery
Lillian Hayman ...
Cheryl Smith ...
Sophie Maxwell (as Rainbeaux Smith)
Alain Patrick ...
Brenda Sykes ...
Clay Tanner ...
Mr. Holcomb
Lila Finn ...
Mrs. Holcomb


A mid-19th century mulatto slave is torn between his success as a pit-fighter and the injustices of white society. In HD.

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The White Men Wanted A Stud To Breed Slaves. The White Women Wanted Much More ... See more »


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Det sorte helvede  »

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Did You Know?


Steve Carver replaced Burt Kennedy as director. Producer Dino De Laurentiis and Kennedy had creative differences and Kennedy was fired and replaced with Carver. It was the only time Kennedy was ever fired from a movie. Most of the footage seen in the film was actually directed by him. See more »


The film opens 20 years before the 1860 presidential election, 1840, and states that the slave trade was, "perfectly legal." Trading in slaves from Africa was outlawed in the United States in 1808. See more »


Regine: And titties! You likes big titties, don't ya?
Hammond Maxwell: Oh, you know I loves big titties.
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Featured in Warren Oates: Across the Border (1993) See more »

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The funniest movie ever made about slavery. 4/10
11 October 2003 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

Overall this is a fair film. Maybe not fair to history or the actors. Ken Norton asking Yaphet Kotto if he had let Sophie touch his snake was very amusing. The use of N word has to be at least a hundred times. I found the film to be in bad taste and not for any purpose other than to exploit. At the end Warren Oates makes a statement that sums up the whole film. He says that slaves are unpredictable sometimes, just like some kind of mad critter. ** out of *****

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