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Drumline: A New Beat (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Music | TV Movie 27 October 2014
Danielle (Dani) Bolton, an upper class Brooklyn girl, defies her parents in order to attend a college in Georgia so she can join - and revitalize - their once-prominent drumline.

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Bille Woodruff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexandra Shipp ... Dani Bolton
Leonard Roberts ... Dr. Sean Taylor
Jordan Calloway ... Jayven LaPierre
Jeff Pierre ... Tyree
Mario Van Peebles ... Mr. Bolton
DeRay Davis ... Kevin Taylor (as Deray Davis)
Jasmine Burke ... Tasha
Rome Flynn ... Leon
Tye White ... Armondi Mason
Scott Shilstone ... Josh
Lisa Arrindell ... Lois Bolton (as Lisa Arrindell Anderson)
LeToya Luckett-Walker ... Dr. Nia Phillips (as LeToya Luckett)
Nick Cannon ... Devon Miles
Duain Richmond ... Bulldog
Pam Smith ... Patrice
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Storyline

The story follows Danielle (Dani) Bolton, an upper class Brooklyn girl who defies her parents in order to attend a college in Atlanta so she can join - and revitalize - their once-prominent drum line. Dani's quest to become the first female section leader of the drum line in the school's history will be hampered by upperclassmen (including her cousin, Tyree), her feelings for fellow band mate and rival, Jayven, and the school's crosstown rivals. Written by BearlyDoug

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drumline: A New Beat See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Trivia

The rival college in the first Drumline was Morris Brown, while in Drumlime: A New Beat, the rival college is Southern State See more »

Goofs

In the marching scenes, the way the video lines up, the band is sometimes marching on the left foot and sometimes with the right. Given that the music they were playing at the time was in a 4/4 meter, they would not have been switching which foot leads from measure to measure as one would when playing mixed meters, so this is clearly a syncing issue. See more »

Connections

Follows Drumline (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by DJ Snake (as William Grigahcine), Steve Guess, and Lil Jon (as Jonathan Smith)
Performed by DJ Snake and Lil Jon
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Caught Me By Surprise!!
28 October 2014 | by makayla-jenkinsSee all my reviews

When I first heard VH1 was making original movie sequel to Drumline, the first thought through my head was ' Oh god, not another Stomp the Yard: Homecoming'. But as I sat down in my bed to watch the premiere, it did have it's corny moments, but as the plot thicken I found myself watching through the commercials. I have to say VH1 is very well known for their amazing shows like Single Ladies & Hit the Floor. I would definitely love to see them work with more movie like this even though it did have it's moment. My favorite parts would have to be the battle specifically the final battle. The acting department was also favorable with Nick Cannon returning with amazing acting in the speech scene <*MUST WATCH*. Plus the return of my childhood crush, Jordan Calloway. Just being surprised how he has grown since Unfabolous <3. In all words, Drumline: A New Beat scores a nine out of ten from me. :)


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