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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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Charles Stone III

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Shawn Schepps (story), Tina Gordon Chism (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Cannon ... Devon Miles
Zoe Saldana ... Laila (as Zoë Saldana)
Orlando Jones ... Dr. Lee
Leonard Roberts ... Sean Taylor
GQ ... Jayson
Jason Weaver ... Ernest
Earl Poitier ... Charles (as Earl C. Poitier)
Candace Carey ... Diedre
Shay Roundtree ... Big Rob
Miguel A. Gaetan ... Trey
J. Anthony Brown ... Mr. Wade
Afemo Omilami ... President Wagner
Angela Elayne Gibbs ... Dorothy Miles (as Angela E. Gibbs)
Tyreese Burnett ... Henry
Brandon Hirsch ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Half time is game time

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for innuendo and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Fox

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dobszóló See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This movies band is based on North Carolina A&T State University. An HBCU most commonly known as "A&T" for short. A&T is known throughout the HBCU community for GHOE-The Greatest Homecoming On Earth. See more »

Goofs

On numerous occasions, the individual large tenor line is seen playing marching snares, but still make the sounds of tenors. 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 »

Connections

References Coming to America (1988) See more »

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Written by Demetrius Hubert and Keith Sailor
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Spectacular and colorful movie about a drummer boy , including magnificent musical numbers
8 August 2005 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The picture results to be a dramedy concerning a rebel drummer young (Nick Cannon) who is admitted in Georgia Academy to take part at an important band. But his rebellious temper causes frictions with orchestra director (Orlando Jones) and the band members . Meanwhile , he falls in love with a cheerleader (Zoe Saldana).

In the film there's a varied procession of characters , the habitual group of misfit roles ,including the only white boy among different color young people , or the sole girl among all men . The story is narrated with great sense of ductility and intelligence and it has its good moments here and there .It's an enjoyable movie, but uneven comedy , it works better when the drummers go into the action. The motion picture has comedy , a love story , giggles , drama , and breathtaking musical spectacle with groundbreaking choreographic set-pieces. Before the spectacular final meeting on the stadium , they contend with each other , but finally learn the meaning of life , and , ultimately , come to respect each other . The film climax is the spellbound and gorgeous final duel on the furlong where both bands confront to achieve the winner prize . Zoe Saldana is attractive and enticing , ready as a future star in "guess who¨ , the newcomer Nick Cannon as the roguish and cocky young gives a first-rate interpretation . Orlando Jones as the tough director is excellent , his acting is likeness to the stiff-upper-lip sergeant Louis Gosset J.R. in ¨Officer and Gentleman ¨ . Big budget production features an impeccable musical score by John Powell. The movie was well directed by Charles Stone . Rating : Above average . Worthwhile seeing for its extraordinary musical choreography .


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