Bang the Drum Slowly

Release Date:
Aug 26, 1973
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John D. Hancock
Robert De Niro Bruce Pearson
Michael Moriarty Henry 'Arthur' Wiggen
Vincent Gardenia Dutch Schnell
Phil Foster Joe Jaros
Ann Wedgeworth Katie
Patrick McVey Mr. Pearson
Heather MacRae Holly Wiggen
Selma Diamond Tootsie, Hotel switchboard operator
Barbara Babcock Team Owner
Tom Ligon Piney Woods
Andy Jarrell Ugly
Marshall Efron Bradley
Barton Heyman Red Traphagen
Hector Elias Dego
Tom Signorelli Goose Williams
Nicolas Surovy Aleck Olson
Danny Aiello Horse
Lois Rosenfield , Maurice Rosenfield
Mark Harris

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Bang the Drum Slowly

When hotshot pitcher Henry Wiggen is signed to the New York Mammoths, his confident ways quickly win over his teammates. He's quite the opposite of Bruce Pearson, the team's simpleminded catcher, who has difficulty connecting with others. But when Henry discovers that Bruce has been hiding that he was recently diagnosed with a fatal form of cancer, the unlikely pair become close. Despite Henry's efforts to look out for Bruce, however, team tensions rise.

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