Bang the Drum Slowly
The story of a New York pro baseball team and two of its players. Henry Wiggen is the star pitcher and Bruce Pearson is the normal, everyday catcher who is far from the star player on the team and friend to all of his teammates. During the off-season, Bruce learns that he is terminally ill, and Henry, his only true friend, is determined to be the one person there for him during his last season with the club. Throughout the course of the season, Henry and his teammates attempt to deal with Bruce's impending illness, all the while attempting to make his last year a memorable one.
- Stars:Robert De Niro, Michael Moriarty, Vincent Gardenia, Phil Foster, Ann Wedgeworth, Patrick McVey, Heather MacRae, Selma Diamond, Barbara Babcock, Maurice Rosenfield, Tom Ligon, Andy Jarrell, Marshall Efron, Danny Burks, Tom Signorelli,
- Director:John D. Hancock,
- Writer:Mark Harris (novel), Mark Harris (screenplay)
The story of the friendship between a star pitcher, wise to the world, and a half-wit catcher, as they cope with the catcher's terminal illness through a baseball season. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Bang the Drum Slowly torrent reviews
(jp) wrote: unwatchable, waste of money!!
(mx) wrote: the dancing was great especially the last rendition, but poor acting performances I must say! the first two movies were much better in this perspective.
(ca) wrote: A heartfelt story of the struggle of a mother (,parent & community) to forgive, despite the senselessness and severity of the wrong. There are universal lessons to be learnt here, no matter what faith or cultural practices the viewer belongs to.
(mx) wrote: One of the best horrors I've seen in a while. Both tense and intense, it balances highly relevant and important social issues with suspenseful plot development. The gore factor was quite high at times but well-executed and far from the Saw, recent Tarantino shenanigans.
(ca) wrote: USA then, USA now. Nothing has changed. They thought that their voices and their efforts would change America. They didn't fail, Americans did. Vietnam = Iraq...
(de) wrote: a totally boring flick that i checked out of right away. no substance, no interest, and really nothing likable about it at all. only watch this if you want to bore yourself for an hour and a half.
(ru) wrote: Very depressing and sad film. However, it was very well acted and directed. It will stay with you after you watch this film. Some of the content is not for everyone. The nudity and sexual scenes go beyond the normal non adult film. Very good film.
(es) wrote: Painfully underrated.
(gb) wrote: If your taste in films is like mine you'll love this. Oddly similar to cannibal holocaust
(jp) wrote: Great all around kung fu flick. The sound effects and the Master's theme are rockin'. Nut kicking leg breaker and Monkey style guy are some of my favorites, but that kick boxer is pretty basass! The final battle scene is great, hatchets, caskets and all.
(ag) wrote: When I first heard of Cotton Comes to Harlem, I originally got the inclination that the film was bout a guy named Cotton that comes to Harlem. Far be it from me to actually expect an actual bail of cotton is what the title is referring to! This is just of a taste of a interestingly little, albeit forgotten Blaxploitation film.Our film opens with two cops keeping an eye on a shady religious figure, who seems to be working up a large following. Of course he is getting people to donate their hard earned money for him to make a trek back to Africa. He of course intends on stealing the money, so he hides the dough in a bail of cotton and stages a robbery. The cops know what he's up to but other people get wind and the bail of cotton it keeps getting stolen and disappearing until the cops don't know where to look or who to trust anymore.I like how our two cop characters are more realistic compared to other films in the blaxploitation genre. Their less focused on being "cool" and come across tough by just being more normal, hard working detectives. This is no doubt one of the reasons the film isn't as popular as audiences enjoy the over-the-top coolness of such kats as Shaft and Superfly. Though director Ossie Davis keeps our cops normal (other than their character names), he does add some nice comedy touches to the film. An example is during a car chase, we have a pick pocket steal a women's purse, run out into the street only to be hit by the car the cops are chasing. Sequences like this brought a smile to my face.If I had to complain about one aspect of the film it has to be the third act and the film slows down to an almost grinding halt. The film's climax takes place in a theater the film starts focusing on the woman dancing for what seems to be 10 minutes. An attractive women she was but holy hell it was it completely pointless! The rest of the film just meanders away and never truly recovers.Overall though this was an entertaining Blaxploitation film but fans will no doubt would rather see super cool kats like Shaft as opposed to our cops Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson. I say give it shot. The humor is good but not obtrusive and the characters are interesting (interesting enough to inspire two rarely seen sequels). I recommend the film if one can get through the humdrum climax.
(nl) wrote: Good adaptation of a novel of one of my favorite authors, Thomas Hardy!
(de) wrote: Why is Citizen Kane forever referred to - almost incessantly - as the greatest movie ever made? Because it has just about the best cast, screenplay, cameraman and guts of any film out there to tell a story about the reality of our lives as they actually are and not as we'd want them to be. A film made from ignorance, it sure has enlightened everyone who's seen it in it's black and white glory. It's a mystery. No, a comedy. It's a romance. A biography. A horror. An experimental film. A masterpiece. It's ... one of the great experiences in the history of the cinema.
(de) wrote: Martin Lawrence was in his funny role :D