Bang the Drum Slowly
- 1 hr 38 min
Bang the Drum Slowly is a 1973 dramatic film that was adapted from the popular novel by Mark Harris. The film follows the story of two teammates from the fictional New York Mammoths baseball team. Pitcher Henry Wiggen is a big dollar star and couldn't be more different than his new teammate and catcher Bruce Pearson. The two start out at odds but are drawn together emotionally as one of them deals with a newly diagnosed illness. Together they handle the ups and downs of a long season and the unforeseeable future that fate has in hands for them. Michael Moriarty and Robert Deniro portray the two teammates and friends.