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Drumline (2002)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Devon Miles
... Laila (as Zoë Saldana)
... Dr. Lee
... Sean Taylor
... Jayson
... Ernest
... Charles (as Earl C. Poitier)
... Diedre
... Big Rob
... Trey
... Mr. Wade
... President Wagner
... Dorothy Miles (as Angela E. Gibbs)
... Henry
... Buck Wild
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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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$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

Several extras can be seen wearing red and white jackets with the Greek letters Sigma Alpha Iota imprinted on them during the house party step scene. Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) is the International Music Fraternity for Women founded in 1903. See more »

Goofs

The sheet music printed off is not percussion music. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Lee: It's showtime!
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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 »

Connections

References Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Phunk-a-Delic (Part 1)
Written by Aaron Bentley and Cecil Houston
Performed by Clark Atlantic University Drumline
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A fairly decent movie
11 June 2003 | by 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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