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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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Updated Aug 26, 1973

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Aug 26, 1973 (United States)

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Robert De Niro
Bruce Pearson Bruce Pearson   See fewer
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Michael Moriarty
Henry 'Author' Wiggen Henry 'Author' Wiggen   See fewer
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Vincent Gardenia
Dutch Schnell Dutch Schnell   See fewer
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Phil Foster
Joe Jaros Joe Jaros   See fewer
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Patrick McVey
Bruce's Father Bruce's Father   See fewer
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Heather MacRae
Holly Wiggen Holly Wiggen   See fewer
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Selma Diamond
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Barbara Babcock
Team Owner Team Owner   See fewer
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Maurice Rosenfield
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Tom Ligon
Piney Woods Piney Woods   See fewer
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Marshall Efron
Bradley Bradley   See fewer
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Tom Signorelli
Goose Williams Goose Williams   See fewer
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James Donahue
Canada Canada   See fewer
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Nicolas Surovy
Aleck Olson Aleck Olson   See fewer
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Hector Troy
George George   See fewer
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Tony Major
Jonah Jonah   See fewer
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Barton Heyman
Red Traphagen Red Traphagen   See fewer
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Jack Hollander
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Lou Girolami
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Ernesto Gonzalez
Dr. Charleston P. Chambers Dr. Charleston P. Chambers   See fewer
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Alan Manson
Doc Loftus, Mammoth team doctor Doc Loftus, Mammoth team doctor   See fewer
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Arnold Kapnick
Detective Rogers Detective Rogers   See fewer
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Jean David
Dutch's Wife Dutch's Wife   See fewer
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Herb Henry
Keith Crane Keith Crane   See fewer
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Beatrice Manley
Joe's Wife (as Bea Blau) Joe's Wife (as Bea Blau)   See fewer
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Dorothy Neubert
Mrs. Pearson Mrs. Pearson   See fewer
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Dell Bethel
Third Base Coach Third Base Coach   See fewer
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Vince Camuto
Baseball Player Baseball Player   See fewer
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Jeff Sartorius
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Willie Lemmey
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Doug Major
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Forrest Wynne
Bat Boy Bat Boy   See fewer
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James Mahoney
Doorman (uncredited) Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chip Toland
Baseball player (uncredited) Baseball player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frederic C. Weiler
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7 / 10 | 4,984 votes