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Halftime is party time in this high-energy comedy about a gifted street drummer (Nick Cannon) who snares the top spot in a university marching band--but quickly discovers it takes more than talent to succeed. Featuring a hip-hop soundtrack and dazzling dance moves, Drumline "shakes, rattles and rolls the house!" (Washington Post).


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 206210482
UPC 024543488002
UPC 14 00024543488002
Format DVD
Release Date 1/6/2015
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Name Cannon,Nick
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Cast & Crew
Bill Pankow - Editor
Charles C. Bennett - Production Designer
Charles Stone, III - Director
Dallas Austin - Executive Producer
John Powell - Original Music By
Leonard Roberts - Actor
Nicholas Scott - Art Director
Nick Cannon - Actor
Orlando Jones - Actor
Patricia Bowers - Editor
Shane Hurlbut - Cinematographer
Shawn Schepps - Based On Story By
Tina Gordon Chism - Screenplay
Wendy Finerman - Producer
Zoe Saldana - Actor
Nominee (2003) Image Award, Drumline, Outstanding Motion Picture,MTV Award, Nick Cannon, Zoe Saldana, Best Kiss,MTV Award, Nick Cannon, Breakthrough Male Performance
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Just when I thought I had seen every conceivable twist on the Rocky storyline, along comes something like Drumline to surprise me. Despite being pure formula from start to finish, this movie works for two obvious reasons: a star-making turn by Nick Cannon and a stereotype-busting look at one of the most frequently derided of scholastic extracurricular activities: the marching band. Drumline offers little that's surprising or groundbreaking, but, because the script is smart enough not to insult us and to develop a group of interesting characters, the act of watching the film is an entertaining experience rather than a tedious exercise...The soundtrack for Drumline -- undoubtedly one of the film's selling points -- is cross-generational, with the band playing more than just traditional marching tunes...Director Charles Stone never strays too far from the familiar, but there are nice little twists that keep the production fresh...Coming in the midst of so many high-profile, end-of-the-year motion picture, Drumline is a pleasant, and very welcome, surprise.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "Drumline," directed by Charles Stone, and written by Tina Gordon Chism and Shawn Schepps, is 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...The love story between Devon and Laila is sweet and remarkably innocent, for a contemporary movie. They share one tender kiss, although the eagle-eyed MPAA rates the film PG-13 for "innuendo." Oh, I forgot: The MPAA also singles out "language," although this is one of the cleanest-talking urban movies in history. If this isn't a PG film in today's world, what is? It is also, in a very sincere way, touching. It pays attention to its characters, gives them weight and reality, doesn't underline the morals but certainly has them. "Drumline" joins titles like "love jones," "Soul Food," "Barbershop" and "Antwone Fisher" in the slowly growing list of movies about everyday African-American lives. What a good-hearted film.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Special Edition, Spanish, Subtitled, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Cannon,Nick
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post Brimming with energy and spirit.
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly ...funny, sexy, and rousing.
Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card The symbols float like butterflies and the spinning styx sting like bees. I wanted more.

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