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Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)

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96 min | Drama, Sport

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.
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Director
John D. Hancock (as John Hancock)
Writer
Mark Harris (novel) (screenplay)
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Release date
Aug 26, 1973 (United States)

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6.9 / 10 | 5,261 votes