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Drumline (2002)

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

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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

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Half time is game time

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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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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,604,705, 15 December 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$56,398,162, 27 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

When the band is playing at the end of the competition they drink out of Red cups but in the next shot there are no cups visible on the floor. See more »

Quotes

Sean: I've had it with your no talent, wannabe gangster ass! You wanna prove once and for all that I'm better than you? Strap up!
Devon: Bring it on, big brother tin man!
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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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Soundtracks

Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)
Written by Dallas Austin and JC Chasez
Performed by JC Chasez
Produced by Dallas Austin
JC Chasez appears courtesy of Jive Records
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Entertaining!!!
17 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

If you are a person that actually can go to a movie and simply enjoy it for the fun and a new experience, then you will love Drumline. It's a great movie that will enlighten many Americans as to the type of "marching bands" that have been the highlight of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) football games for decades. Do not go to this movie and expect to see the standard kind of band that graces the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade every year. Be prepared to see and understand the concept of band according to America's HBCU's- I guarantee, if you haven't seen it before, it will blow your mind.


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