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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

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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

While Morris Brown is a real college in Atlanta, there is no real Atlanta A&T. The filming was done at Clark University in Atlanta and at Morris Brown. The performers (aside from those from Morris Brown) were recruited from high school and university bands all over the Atlanta and Metro Atlanta area. High school band director Don Roberts was recruited to turn the performers into real, convincing bands. See more »

Goofs

During the first football game, the track is wet/dry between shots as the band marches on the field. See more »

Quotes

Sean: You're the best, Devon! But when we're on the field, nobody hears you! They hear the band.
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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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Spoofed in Robot Chicken: Easter Basket (2006) See more »

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Funkyard
Written by Wilbert Arnold, Jack Cruz, Tom Fitzpatrick and Luca Fredericksen
Performed by Walter Washington & The Roadmasters
Courtesy of Rounder Records
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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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