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Drum (1976)

A mid-19th century mulatto slave is torn between his success as a pit-fighter and the injustices of white society.

Directors:

Steve Carver, Burt Kennedy (uncredited)

Writers:

Kyle Onstott (based on a novel by), Norman Wexler (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Warren Oates ... Hammond Maxwell
Isela Vega ... Marianna
Ken Norton ... Drum
Pam Grier ... Regine (as Pamela Grier)
Yaphet Kotto ... Blaise
John Colicos ... Bernard DeMarigny
Fiona Lewis ... Augusta Chauvet
Paula Kelly ... Rachel
Royal Dano ... Zeke Montgomery
Lillian Hayman Lillian Hayman ... Lucretia Borgia
Cheryl Smith ... Sophie Maxwell (as Rainbeaux Smith)
Alain Patrick Alain Patrick ... Lazare
Brenda Sykes ... Calinda
Clay Tanner Clay Tanner ... Mr. Holcomb
Lila Finn Lila Finn ... Mrs. Holcomb
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A mid-19th century mulatto slave is torn between his success as a pit-fighter and the injustices of white society.

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Taglines:

It scalds. It shocks. It whips. It bleeds. It lusts. It out-Mandingo's "Mandingo"! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1976 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Det sorte helvede See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ken Norton plays Drum, a different character than he portrayed in Mandingo (1975), where he played Mede (aka Ganymede). Similarly, so does actress Brenda Sykes, who plays Ellen in the first film and Calinda in Drum (1976). Actress Lillian Hayman though did portray the same character, Lucrezia Borgia, in both films. See more »

Goofs

Actually internally, within the US, the slave trade was still legal. It was the Atlantic Slave trade that was outlawed in 1808. Internal slave trading existing up until the Civil War. See more »

Quotes

Drum: Blaise, you been foolin' with Miss Sophie?
Blaise: Is that what she say? 'Cause I don't know what you mean.
Drum: You know what I mean. Letting her unbutton your pants and play with your snake.
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Featured in Warren Oates: Across the Border (1993) See more »

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wild,wild,wild
10 August 2003 | by skyhowlSee all my reviews

Ha ha ha ha .....this movie was out there. Okay i'm a 31 year black male and a movie buff.I like movies good and bad, but a really love campy movies. Drum is now my favorite movie on all time!!!! The acting was terrible, the direction was worst,but i loved it!!! The plantation owner and his slutty daughter were the most outrageous characters in the entire movie...i love slavery movies or any movie set in the antibellum south..i saw mandingo and loved it!!!...i didn't even know drum existed until i saw it on late night cable tv. It was explicit,funny and probaly insulted half the viewing population! It was WILD and most of all POLITICALLY INCORRECT..WHICH IS WHAT FILMMAKING SHOULD BE!!!!!Most black people who watch this movie will probally laugh there ass off, I did! Those people who were offended, cool out. Its just really a fun movie.


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