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Drumline (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  13 December 2002 (USA)
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A band director recruits a Harlem street drummer to play at a Southern university.

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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

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

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13 December 2002 (USA)  »

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Dobszóló  »

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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

During the first cadence of the face-off the Morris Brown quints are on stands; yet the stands are gone for the second cadence. See more »

Quotes

Devon: I can't really read music.
Mr. Wade: Oh, that's all right, son. Some people can't read the sign that says "toilet". Doesn't mean they don't know how to use it.
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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 »

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

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Hot Sauce
Written by Demetrius Hubert and Keith Sailor
Performed by A&T Drumline (The Senate)
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A fairly decent movie
11 June 2003 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

One of the few times where black youths aren't portrayed as hoods, this movie proved it moved to the beat of a different drum (yes I know, bad pun). Anyway, I was pretty surprised by how well made the film was, considering there were no well known actors in the film besides Orlando Jones. This movie isn't just for band kids, it encompasses a broad spectrum of life that is actually interesting to watch. Sure, some might have considered this movie corny, but the band sequences saved any misgivings this film might have had. Watch this movie for the heck of it, because you might actually be surprised.


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