Bang the Drum Slowly 1973

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Bang the Drum Slowly ★★★ 1973 (PG)

The touching story of a major league catcher who discovers that he is dying of Hodgkins disease and wants to play just one more season. De Niro is the weakening baseball player and Moriarty is the friend who helps him see it through. Based on a novel by Mark Harris. 97m/C VHS, DVD . Robert De Niro, Michael Moriarty, Vincent Gardenia, Phil Foster, Ann Wedgeworth, Heather MacRae, Selma Diamond, Danny Aiello; D: John Hancock. N.Y. Film Critics '73: Support. Actor (De Niro).