Drumline (Blu-ray)

Directed By: Charles Stone Starring: Nick Cannon

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Studio Foxvideo
SKU 209849687
UPC 024543563358
UPC 14 00024543563358
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 11/17/2009
Rating Rating
Sales Rank 845
Keywords
Coming Of Age
Drummers
Drums
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Charles Stone III's crowd-pleasing drama spotlights the previously unheralded world of university marching bands--more specifically, the cutthroat world that energizes Southern black campuses. Devon Miles (Nick Cannon) is a Harlem teenager who receives a full scholarship to attend Atlanta A&T University based on his excellent percussion talents. However, making the transition from hip-hop street drumming to the drumline of the school's legendary marching band is more challenging than Miles expected. For one, the band director, Dr. Lee (Orlando Jones), is determined to reclaim the national championship using old-school tactics, even though his traditional beliefs appear to be leaving A&T in the dust. And then there is Sean (Leonard Roberts), the current drum leader, who is threatened by Devon's skills and frustrated by his fierce individuality. These antagonistic forces, as well as the addition of a cheerleading love interest (Zoe Saldana), combine to test Devon's previously unshakeable confidence. As the season builds toward the BET Big Southern Classic and a showdown with rival Morris Brown University, Devon must swallow his pride and learn to be a team player if he wants his band to win the championship. DRUMLINE proves that any subject can make for an invigorating work of entertainment, if handled properly.
Reviews
New York Times "...Bouncy, boisterous and charming....[It] becomes downright thrilling when it shows the bands in action..." 12/13/2002 p.E35
USA Today "...Stone makes the drum competition scenes, already inherently photogenic, stirring to watch..." 12/13/2002 p.8E
Los Angeles Times "...[An] entertaining and enthusiastically told tale?.The film has also been smart in picking its lively, likable cast....If rhythm and movement are important to you, this is a film that deserves a spot on your dance card..." 12/13/2002 p.C12
Entertainment Weekly "DRUMLINE does more than capture the excitement of marching bands; it gets their clockwork beauty as well....Funny, sexy and rousing..." 01/03/2003 p.47
Box Office "...Saldana is beautiful and delightful..." 03/01/2003 p.61
Directors
Charles Stone
Actors
Nick Cannon
Cast & Crew
J. Anthony Brown - Star
Orlando Jones - Star
Zoe Saldana - Star
Jason Weaver - Star
GQ - Star
Earl C. Poitier - Star
Leonard Roberts - Star
Nick Cannon - Star
Shane Hurlbut - Director of Photography
Tina Gordon Chism - Screenwriter
Dallas Austin - Executive Producer
Jody Gerson - Producer
Wendy Finerman - Producer
Tim Bourne - Producer
John Powell - Composer
Greg Mooradian - Executive Producer
Shawn Schepps - Screenwriter
Charles Stone III - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2002
Catalog ID 2256335
UPC 00024543563358
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 127 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Features
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
Product Attributes
Actor Cannon,Nick
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray

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