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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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Dobszóló  »

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Box Office

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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

Lee Thompson Young was considered for the role of Devin. See more »

Goofs

When A&T is playing "Can You Feel It", the band members form the numerals for the year "1970" when in fact the song was released in 1980 by The Jacksons on their "Triumph" recording. See more »

Quotes

Jason: I'm trying to get my spot back!
Devon: How? By river-dancing with your drum?
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits include illustrations of the proper way to play the drum. See more »

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Referenced in Tosh.0: How to Flirt Guy (2012) See more »

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I Want You Back
Written by Berry Gordy, Fonce Mizell (as Alphonso Mizell), Freddie Perren, and Deke Richards
Performed by A&T Marching Band
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Nickelodeon didn't ruin Nick Cannon
7 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Drumline is a great movie for anybody to see. I especially like it because I am a "band nerd" but that's ok. I would like it anyway; it has it's funny parts, it's serious parts, and I am still wondering how they found so many awesome drummers, (and other musicians for that matter!)

Because of this movie, I now have some respect for Nick Cannon as an actor. I'm glad he finally starred in a great movie for all ages, and is no longer confined to piece of crap kids sketch comedy shows on Nickelodeon, [which, by the way, SUCKS as of late (i.e. My life as a teenage robot, slimetime, ginger)]

Overall, great movie, great job by Nick Cannon.


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