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Bang the Drum Slowly

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Original title
Bang the Drum Slowly
Year
Running time
96 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Mark Harris (Novel: Mark Harris )
Music
Stephen Lawrence
Cinematography
Richard Shore
Cast
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Producer
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Drama | Disease. Sports. Baseball. Friendship
Synopsis / 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.
Awards
1973: Nominated for Oscar: Best Supporting Actor (Vincent Gardenia)
1973: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actor (De Niro)
1973: National Board of Review (NBR): Top 10 Films of the Year
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