Bang the Drum Slowly

Bang the Drum Slowly

Robert De Niro
Director: John Hancock Cast: Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
, Michael Moriarty
Michael Moriarty
, Vincent Gardenia
Vincent Gardenia
John Hancock


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A guaranteed tear-jerker, Bang the Drum Slowly centers on professional baseball player Bruce Pearson (Robert DeNiro) and his team mate Henry Wiggen (Michael Moriarty), who supported Bruce to the bitter end after learning that the young catcher was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease and would soon die. When hayseed Pearson first joined the team, he and Wiggen, the team's red-hot pitcher were oil and water. The other team members were none to thrilled to have Pearson on their team. Wiggen changes his attitude when he learns of Pearson's illness, and when the other team members find out, they too become more helpful until the inevitably teary ending. Look for popular character actor Danny Aiello in his feature film debut. The story is based on a novel by screenwriter Mark Harris and was first filmed for television.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/03/2020
UPC: 0032429336729
Original Release: 1973
Rating: PG
Source: Paramount
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 26,734

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert De Niro Bruce Pearson
Michael Moriarty Henry Wiggen
Vincent Gardenia Dutch Schnell
Phil Foster Joe Jaros
Ann Wedgeworth Katie
Heather MacRae Holly Wiggen
Donny Burks Perry
Pierrino Mascarino Sid Goldman
Andrew Jarrell Ugly Jones
Tony Major Jonah
Marshall Erwin Efron Bradley Lord
Tom Signorelli Goose Williams
Hector Elias Diego
Nicholas Surovy Aleck Olson
Danny Aiello Horse
Hector Troy George
Barton Heyman Red Traphagen
Jack Hollander Legwar Player
Ernesto Gonzalez Dr. Chambers
Alan Manson Doc Loftus
Patrick McVey Pearson's Father
Selma Diamond Tootsie
Barbara Babcock Team Owner
Maurice Rosenfield Team Owner
Tom Ligon Piney Woods

Technical Credits
John Hancock Director
William Badalato Producer
John Bolz Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Gundlach Production Designer
Mark Harris Screenwriter
Stephen Lawrence Score Composer
Richard Marks Editor
Lois Rosenfield Producer
Maurice Rosenfield Producer
Richard Shore Cinematographer
Allan Wertheim Asst. Director

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