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Still the Drums (2009)

| Drama | 2010 (USA)
Three childhood best friends all old veterans get together after attending the military funeral for the childhood buddy and look back on their lives. A truly captivating and original drama.
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Credited cast:
Talbot Perry Simons ... Tom
Bobby Figaro Bobby Figaro ... Mike
Richard Fulvio Richard Fulvio ... Al
Aaron Houle Aaron Houle ... Jackie
Wesley Edberg Wesley Edberg ... Tom
Jason Shepard ... Al
Brett Lee Alexander Brett Lee Alexander ... Jackie
Keegan Michael Keegan Michael ... Mike
Adam Kolkin ... Al
Jacob Ochsner Jacob Ochsner ... Tom
Jamie M. Araki ... Linh
Grace Yang Vitali ... Linh (as Grace Yang)
Laura Lee Carlson Laura Lee Carlson ... Woman
Shun Lee ... Priest
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andy Bissonette Andy Bissonette ... Marine Honor Guard (as Drew Simoni)


A powerful and touching story spanning fifty years in the lives of four best friends that will grab you and not let go. M.I.A. (missing in action) , in Vietnam, for thirty-nine years, the remains of Lt. Jack E. Buchannon, U.S.M.C., are found and identified. he is brought home and awarded the medal of honor and buried as a fallen hero. His three childhood best friends, all ex-marines and Vietnam veterans, get together after attending the funeral to raise a toast, look back on their lives, their friendship and their service to country. A captivating and original drama that will have you on the edge of your seat Written by Talbot Perry Simons

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A 50 year journey in the lives of four best friends. See more »





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2010 (USA) See more »

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Burbank, California, USA See more »

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The Vietnam jungle scenes were shot in a California paint-ball park. See more »


When Tom is walking through the Vietnamese jungle to investigate the shooting he heard, he sees a California Mountain King Snake. See more »


Drum Corps Romp
Written by Curtis S.D. MacDonald
Performed by Curtis S.D. MacDonald
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The Premiere was Great!
5 August 2009 | by raylantzSee all my reviews

This is a poignant and moving independent film.

Richard Fulvio's performance was understated, consistent and excellent throughout. It is difficult for three actors to effectively carry such long and difficult scenes. This film had flashes of brilliance that reminded me of Glengarry Glen Ross. The three clear and effective acts with outstanding original music built to a stunning and exhausting climax. This film sheds light on the complexity and collateral heartbreak that accompanies all wars. I hope this film and Richie's acting gets notice and praise at this and other film festivals. Great job to all who were involved in making this film.

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