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A band director recruits a Harlem street drummer to play at a Southern university.

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Cast

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Laila (as Zoë Saldana)
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Ernest
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Charles (as Earl C. Poitier)
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Big Rob
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Trey
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Mr. Wade
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President Wagner
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Dorothy Miles (as Angela E. Gibbs)
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Henry
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Storyline

A fish-out-of-water comedy about a talented street drummer from Harlem who enrolls in a Southern university, expecting to lead its marching band's drumline to victory. He initially flounders in his new world, before realizing that it takes more than talent to reach the top. Written by Sujit R. Varma

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Half time is game time

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for innuendo and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 December 2002 (USA)  »

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Drumline  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,604,705 (USA) (13 December 2002)

Gross:

$56,398,162 (USA) (25 April 2003)
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Trivia

Nick Cannon did his own drumming on screen while his double, Jason Price, did majority of the close-ups with complex techniques. See more »

Goofs

The vegetables on Ernest's plate when he is eating his burger move around and some also disappear and reappear. After he has eaten the pickle, it appears to be whole. See more »

Quotes

Jason: Hey, Charles what's up with your socks man?
Charles: Don't worry about my socks man, it's a tuba thang shorty.
Jason: Better be.
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Crazy Credits

During the beginning of the ending credits, there are performances from Atlanta A&T as well as Morris Brown College that weren't shown in the original movie. See more »

Connections

References G.I. Jane (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

I Want You Back
Written by Freddie Perren, Fonce Mizell (as Alphonso Mizell), Berry Gordy and Deke Richards
Performed by Jackson 5
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Audience of two
2 February 2007 | by (the Local Fluff) – See all my reviews

For those who have ever marched snare, the talent on display in this movie is truly amazing. Aficianados can appreciate the tight flams, rolls, high sticking...but beware, the constant tug of war between "the line" versus "showboating" is nothing' but Hollywood drama because every experienced snare drummer knows nothing is sweeter than when ten snares sound like one because it only takes one weak link to muddy the sound.

Did I pay attention to the rest of this movie? Well, no. So I can't honestly comment about anything else other than the drum line. But then again isn't this what the movie is about because that's what I'm all about!


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