Robert De Niro and Michael Moriarty star in this superbly crafted film about the unlikely friendship between two baseball players. Moriarty plays the team's ace pitcher and social charmer; De Niro is the catcher, a farm boy from Georgia who lacks all of Moriarty's sophistication. He is also dying. During their last season together on a team fraught with bickering and infighting, the two men grow into manhood and respect for themselves and each other. Bang the Drum Slowly is moving without being sentimental and is filled with tenderness, humor, honesty and brilliant acting.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
24 Ratings
24 Ratings

92% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: Bang the Drum Slowly is a touching melodrama that explores the inner workings of a baseball club and its players' personalities with remarkable depth.

12+ COMMON SENSE

Talky, leisurely, and poetic baseball drama.

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Studio
Paramount Pictures
Released
Copyright
© 1973 by Paramount Pictures Corp. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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