Drumline (film)

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Drumline is a 2002 American coming-of-age teen comedy-drama film directed by Charles Stone III. The screenplay, which was inspired by the Southwest Dekalb High School Drumline, was written by Tina Gordon Chism and Shawn Schepps. The film follows a young drummer from New York, played by Nick Cannon, who enters the fictional Atlanta A&T University and bumps heads with the leader of his new school's drum section. Zoe Saldaña, Leonard Roberts and Orlando Jones also co-star.

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Directed byCharles Stone III
Written byTina Gordon Chism
Shawn Schepps
Produced byDallas Austin
Timothy M. Bourne
Wendy Finerman
Jody Gerson
Greg Mooradian
StarringNick Cannon
Zoe Saldaña
Orlando Jones
Leonard Roberts
Jason Weaver
CinematographyShane Hurlbut
Edited byPatricia Bowers
Bill Pankow
Music byJohn Powell
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • December 13, 2002 (2002-12-13)
Running time
120 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$20 million[1]
Box office$57.6 million[1]

The film received generally positive reviews from critics, with most of them praising the musical bands' overall performances. It was a success at the box office, earning over $56 million in the U.S., and almost $1.2 million in foreign markets.

A direct sequel Drumline: A New Beat, premiered on VH1 on October 27, 2014. Cannon reprises his role as Devon, albeit as a supporting character rather than the protagonist.