Director: Charles Stone III Cast: Nick Cannon
Nick Cannon
, Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana
, Orlando Jones
Orlando Jones
Charles Stone III


Director: Charles Stone III Cast: Nick Cannon
Nick Cannon
, Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana
, Orlando Jones
Orlando Jones
Charles Stone III

DVD (Wide Screen / Color)

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Drumline brings the world of "show-style" marching bands (popular at traditionally black, Southern colleges) to the big screen for the first time. The story, by Shawn Schepps, was inspired by the high school drumline experiences of executive producer/executive music producer Dallas Austin. Devon (Nick Cannon of Nickelodeon's The Nick Cannon Show) is a Harlem drummer who earns a full scholarship to the fictional Atlanta A&T University. There, his talent gets the attention of the school's embattled musical director, Dr. Lee (Orlando Jones), who puts his students' education and appreciation for musical tradition ahead of the marching band's popularity. Devon's brashly egotistical attitude doesn't endear him to Lee, whose slogan for the band is "One band, one sound," or to the drumline's disciplined captain, Sean (Leonard Roberts, late of TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Devon has more success with the dance captain of the marching band, Laila (Zoe Saldana, who played a ballet dancer in Center Stage), a Southern belle who's won over by Devon's confidence. Sean feels threatened by Devon's talent, and his attitude, so when he learns that Devon can't read music, he uses the information to his advantage. With the band facing their archrival at a huge marching band competition, Dr. Lee has to decide whether to allow the brilliant drummer to perform, despite his attitude. Devon has to prove that he can show his skills while still being part of the team. Drumline was directed by Charles Stone III (Paid in Full), and features cameo appearances by musical artists Blu Cantrell and Petey Pablo.

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Product Details

Release Date: 01/29/2008
UPC: 0024543488002
Original Release: 2002
Rating: PG-13
Source: 20Th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:02:00
Sales rank: 6,815

Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary by director Charles Stone III; Half-Time Heroes featurette; Anatomy of a Drumline featurette; The Real Battle of the Bands featurette; 4 deleted scenes with optional director's commentary

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nick Cannon Devon Miles
Zoe Saldana Laila
Orlando Jones Dr. Lee
Leonard Roberts Sean Taylor
GQ Jayson
Jason Weaver Ernest
Earl C. Poitier Charles
Candace Carey Diedre
Shay Roundtree Big Rob
Miguel A. Gaetan Trey
J. Anthony Brown Mr. Wade
Afemo Omilami President Wagner

Technical Credits
Charles Stone Director
Dallas Austin Executive Producer
Charles C. Bennett Production Designer
Timothy M. Bourne Producer
Patricia Bowers Editor
Aleta Helena Chappelle Casting
Tina Gordon Chism Screenwriter
Wendy Fihnerman Producer
Jody Gerson Producer
Jim Hawkins Sound/Sound Designer
Shane Hurlbut Cinematographer
Amy McGary Set Decoration/Design
Greg Mooradian Executive Producer
Bill Pankow Editor
Salvador Perez Costumes/Costume Designer
John Powell Score Composer
Shawn Schepps Original Story,Screenwriter
Nicholas Scott Art Director
Doug Torres Asst. Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Drumline
1. Graduation Day [3:20]
2. Dad [1:46]
3. Freshman [3:58]
4. One Band, One Sound [5:24]
5. Respect [3:03]
6. Our First Obligation [3:12]
7. Never Look Down [1:47]
8. The Last Rule [3:37]
9. Tree Shaking [3:39]
10. A Challenge [2:22]
11. Polishing Drums [2:20]
12. The Halftime Show [3:14]
13. The Drumline [1:33]
14. Showboating [5:12]
15. The Sigman Party [3:02]
16. Devon's Problem [2:03]
17. The Morris Brown Band [2:03]
28. Mr. Wade's Offer [1:39]
19. A Reluctant Decision [2:44]
20. The Drum Battle [2:52]
21. Kicked Out [3:40]
22. Losing Sight [1:36]
23. Something in Return [1:32]
24. Dad's Gift [3:39]
25. The Best Drummer [2:07]
26. Our New Direction [2:05]
27. Love Your Drum [1:41]
28. The Fraternity Man [3:18]
29. Jayson's Challenge [3:48]
30. The BET Classic [1:59]
31. Featuring Petey Pablo [3:49]
32. It's Showtime [2:13]
33. A Two-Way Tie [2:00]
34. The Last Challenge [4:29]
35. The Winners [2:12]
36. End Titles [3:57]

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