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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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Fox

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13 December 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dobszóló  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The fraternity featured throughout the film is Kappa Kappa Psi, the national honorary band fraternity. The actual Kappa Kappa Psi flag, colors, and symbols, and customary shouts and chants are used in the film. Symbols and letters for their sister organization, Tau Beta Sigma, the national honorary band sorority, can also be seen throughout the film. See more »

Goofs

During one of the practices, when the band is playing a scale, the trombone slide positions do not match the note being played. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Lee: Aah, the musicianship of hip hop.
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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 Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) See more »

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Peanuts
Written by Brian Scott, Kenneth Anthony, Melvin Adams, Ronald Wilson,
Vito Tisdale, William Hughes and James Chambers
Performed by Nappy Roots
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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