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Bang the Drum Slowly 1973 123movies

Bang the Drum Slowly 1973 123movies

Aug. 26, 197396 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Henry Wiggen (Author to his friends) and Bruce Pearson are members of the New York Mammoths major-league baseball team–Author the star pitcher, Bruce the catcher who never quite lived up to his potential–friends and roommates when they’re on the road. During the off-season, Bruce is diagnosed with the terminal case of Hodgkin’s disease. Author is the only teammate who knows about it; neither plans to tell anyone. Author takes extraordinary measures to ensure that he is playing ball with Bruce during what will probably be Bruce’s final season. Author looks after Bruce in part because Bruce is mentally a simple man who can easily be taken advantage of, especially by his opportunistic girlfriend Katie. As the season progresses, the team isn’t quite gelling, despite being the best team on paper. But as information comes to light, the dynamic on the team changes to make it a memorable end of the season especially for Bruce, who finishes on his own terms.
Plot: 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.
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DeNiro Starting Out
Robert DeNiro looked so young in this picture I hardly recognized him and the role he played is unbelievable. This is however, a good baseball film with many veteran actors giving great supporting roles. In this picture Bruce Pearson, (DeNiro) plays the role of a simple minded catcher who was made fun of by all of the team players except one guy, Henry Wiggen, (Michael Moriarty) who stood by Bruce and gave him all the moral support and good advice to deal with his situation. It seems when the players got off of Bruce’s back, he was able to hit home runs and had more pep as a catcher. Henry brings Bruce to the Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis and there was bad news for poor Bruce. Henry agreed not to tell anyone about the findings at the clinic and this is when the story gets funny at times and it hits a rather sad note. Entertaining film and great to see DeNiro just starting a great career on the silver screen. Enjoy
Review By: whpratt1 Rating: 7 Date: 2008-11-26
Brilliant Movie Based on an Equally Brilliant Novel
From the eye-catching novel by Mark Harris, the narrator and protagonist Henry Wiggen (Michael Moriarty) often used that repeated quote, “Lay it on thin boys.” He takes a great caring for his ailing teammate Bruce Pearson (Robert DeNiro)with the insecure belief that his teammates of the fictional team, the New York Mammoths might overdo their sympathy after mistreating the poor man for so many years. “Bang the Drum Slowly” truly defies the “Diamond in the Rough” film that was seen by so few, but respected by those honorable few.

Though more of a drama than a baseball movie, we seldom view the chronicle pain of DeNiro’s Pearson. Films centered around a dying protagonist often throw it high on the melancholy. Why should we go through such excruciating pain as to sit back and weep ourselves to death during this hour and forty minute film? There’s no point to it at all. We don’t have to watch our dying victim suffer for the film to carry on, this film is a breath of fresh air as Pearson, though dying, decides to keep his illness as low-key as possible. That could make this tear-jerker a little less tearful.

The performances were overall above average. The young DeNiro gives poise and charisma as the simple, but kindred spirited farm boy. Moriarty so talented and so underrated throughout his career is wonderful in his role as a star pitcher, wheeler and dealer and acting brother to his dying friend and teammate. Vincent Gardenia is remarkable as the straight man manager of the Mammoths who are poised with talent, though their personalities are quirky and inner problems.

Bruce’s intention was to keep his illness secretive, but the secret unfortunately leaks out to the club an in the end, though a bit predictable, manages to pull the team together.

The glue that held this movie together is the power of friendship between Wiggen and Pearson which also usurps the illness that’s victimizing poor Bruce. It’s not all serious though, so tissue papers are not a necessity. In fact, there’s plenty of humor to go along on the ride. And the dramatic scenes compliment which makes this film all the more memorable. And when the narrator says the final lines in to finish the movie, you’ll remember it for a long time to come.

Review By: eric262003 Rating: 8 Date: 2010-05-31

Other Information:

Original Title Bang the Drum Slowly
Release Date 1973-08-26
Release Year 1973

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 36 min (96 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated PG
Genre Drama, Sport
Director John D. Hancock
Writer Mark Harris
Actors Michael Moriarty, Robert De Niro, Vincent Gardenia
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 2 wins & 1 nomination total
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory Colorlab Laboratory and Telecine Services, Rockville (MD), USA, Movielab, USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm

Original title Bang the Drum Slowly
TMDb Rating 6.6 32 votes

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