The Door in the Floor
Öga rött, Ett

Drumline (2002)
USA / English
"Half time is game time "
A band director recruits a Harlem street drummer to play at a Southern university.
Afemo Omilami President Wagner
J. Anthony Brown Mr. Wade
Miguel A. Gaetan Trey
Shay Roundtree Big Rob
Candace Carey Diedre
Earl Poitier Charles (as Earl C. Poitier)
Jason Weaver Ernest
GQ Jayson
Leonard Roberts Sean Taylor
Orlando Jones Dr. Lee
Zoe Saldana Laila
Nick Cannon Devon Miles
Angela Elayne Gibbs Dorothy Miles (as Angela E. Gibbs)
Tyreese Burnett Henry
Brandon Hirsch Buck Wild
Omar J. Dorsey James (as O'Mar J. Dorsey)
Al Wiggins Principal
Nicholas B. Thomas Pooh Bear
Petey Pablo Himself
Stuart Scott Fox Sports Commentator
Courtney James Stewart Student #1 (as Courtney Stewart)
Von Coulter Devon Miles Sr.
Jason Sims-Prewitt Trumpet Section Leader
George A. Peters II Sax Section Leader
Gary Yates Coach Ellison
Rob Cleveland Music Professor
Enoch King Tuba Section Leader
A.J. BET Announcer #1
Free BET Announcer #2
Reggie Gay Morris Brown Announcer
Ryan Cameron A&T Announcer
Blu Cantrell National Anthem Singer
Erin Brantley Dancer
Kiara Nicole Ely Dancer
Stacey A. Fann Dancer
Christy Gamble Dancer
Brianne Landry Dancer
Pauline S. Lewis Dancer
Glenda Morton Dancer
Shamea Morton Dancer
Jenear Wimbley Dancer
Tracie Wright Homecoming Queen
Emmy Collins Football Fanatic (uncredited)
Aimee Davis News Reporter (uncredited)
Jayson Frederick TV News Reporter (uncredited)
Grant-Blanks Kristol Hispanic Subway Lady (uncredited)
Joe Pierce Newsreporter (uncredited)
Nickie Thomas Student Fan (uncredited)
Steve Warren Press Photographer (uncredited)
Director: Charles Stone III
Producer: Timothy M. Bourne,Wendy Finerman,Jody Gerson
Writer: Shawn Schepps,Tina Gordon Chism
Good, Clean Fun
I'm not one of those people who moans and groans that "movies today are so full of trashy language" (or sex or violence or whatever), and that there's not enough "wholesome" (that word gives me a pain) entertainment for the family. For all those who do (and even those who don't), here's an energetic film that manages to entertain while eschewing content that could conceivably offend anyone (unless they find even the tiniest amount of innocuous, lightweight hip-hop too much to take).

The thematic ground here - young hotshot learns to sacrifice for the good of the team; underdogs strive for triumph - has been covered countless times before, so DRUMLINE wisely boils the plot down to its barest elements, for the most part sidestepping the obligatory contrived obstacles and setbacks, and plays to its strength: the music.

This is a story about college marching bands, focusing in particular on the members of the percussion section, and a good 50% - if not more - of the film concentrates on the lively and elaborate performances of the bands, which are complimented by equally lively cinematography and editing.

No, it's not deep and, yes, it's old fashioned. In, fact, it doesn't take a lot of imagination to see Mickey and Judy in the roles of Devon and Laila (though probably with different names!). I mean, these are the cleanest livin' kids you'll see in any recent picture! But it's solid and it all works. Oh, and don't be scared off by the idea of so much college marching band music. Not being a football fan, my exposure to such things is limited to the Rose Parade, and I don't have a clue as to what state-of-the-art is for halftime entertainment these days, but, for what it's worth, this is the best college marching band stuff I've ever seen, and I wasn't bored for a minute.

Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 5.1
Musician: John Powell
Running time: 118 min
Subtitles: engelska
Audio tracks: Stereo [English]
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Last modified: 2008-01-02 13:13:33