Bang the Drum Slowly
This isn’t just a baseball story, it’s one of friendship and the bond between two teammates. Bang the Drum Slowly is a sad yet inspiring tale of a mediocre baseball catcher Bruce Pearson that gets diagnosed with a terminal disease. Through this he forms a bond with the team’s star pitcher, Henry “Arthur” Wiggen. Playing Pearson is a very young Robert De Niro who does a decent job. Overall the film is just decent. I’m glad they focused more on the relationship outside of the actual game. Worth a watch.