Drumline Poster

Release Date: December 13th, 2002

DVD Release Date: April 15th, 2003

PG-13|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
Set against the high-energy, high-stakes world of show-style marching bands, "Drumline" is 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 a more than talent to reach the top.

Cast: Nick Cannon, Zoe Saldana, Orlando Jones, Leonard Roberts, GQ , Jason Weaver, Candace Carey, J. Anthony Brown

Director: Charles Stone

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Fox 2000 Pictures, Wendy Finerman Productions

Distributors: 20th Century Fox de Argentina [ar], 20th Century Fox of Germany, Fox, 20th Century Fox

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The marching bands' duels are as fun as the cheerleader wars in "Bring It On." show more

  • The final drum-off (c'mon, you knew it would come down to that) resembles a combination of music, gymnastics and martial arts, and I don't think I've seen a more pulse-pounding scene this year. show more

  • Entertaining for what it does, and admirable for what it doesn't do. It gets us involved in band politics and strategy, gives us a lot of entertaining halftime music, and provides a portrait of a gifted young man who slowly learns to discipline himself and think of others. That's what it does. What it doesn't do is recycle all the tired old cliches. show more

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