Bang the Drum Slowly

76
  • PG
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1973
  • Running time: 96 min
When hotshot pitcher Henry Wiggen (Michael Moriarty) is signed to the New York Mammoths, his confident ways quickly win over his teammates. He's quite the opposite of Bruce Pearson (Robert De Niro), the team's simpleminded catcher, who has difficulty connecting with others. read more
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When hotshot pitcher Henry Wiggen (Michael Moriarty) is signed to the New York Mammoths, his confident ways quickly win over his teammates. He's quite the opposite of Bruce Pearson (Robert De Niro), 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.

Original Release

08/26/1973

US Release

08/26/1973

Cast

Robert De Niro Bruce Pearson / Bruce
Michael Moriarty Henry / Henry Wiggen
Vincent Gardenia Dutch Schnell / Dutch
Barbara Babcock Team Owner
Ann Wedgeworth Katie
Phil Foster Joe
Danny Aiello Horse
Maurice Rosenfield Team Owner
James Mahoney Doorman
Frederic C. Weiler Photographer
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John D. Hancock

Writers

Mark Harris

Cast

Producers

Editors

Richard Marks

1974OscarBest Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
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