BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY (Theatrical Release USA 1973)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì

Bang the Drum Slowly
takes too long to tell about the disease Robert DeNiro’s character has contracted and that detracts from the movie’s story. Read a plotline before going. It’s a fair to middling sports story for sports fans.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A friendship between a catcher and a pitcher in a professional ball team...the catcher becomes ill with a fatal disease.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director John D. Hancock for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Lois and Maurice Rosenfeld for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Henry (Michael Moriarty), Bruce (Robert De Niro), Dutch (Vincent Gardenia), Joe (Phil Foster), Katie (Ann Wedgeworth), Bruce’s Father (Patrick McVey), Holly (Heather MacRae), Tootsie (Selma Diamond), Team Owner (Barbara Babcock), Team Owner (Maurice Rosenfeld), and Piney (Tom Ligon).


Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. It is good to see some good baseball playing.


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