Drum

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Released 1976

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Director:
Steve Carver
Released:
1976
Rating:
R

Drum is a 1976 American film written by Norman Wexler and directed by Steve Carver. Based on the novel of the same name by Kyle Onstott, Drum is the sequel to the film Mandingo. The story takes place in the pre-Civil War South, with its lush landscapes and elegant costumes. Drum (Ken Norton) is a slave who becomes a successful pit fighter, yet manages to be charming and gregarious to everyone. A slave revolt is on the rise, and Drum must make the difficult decision as to where his loyalties lie. Over-the-top acting, incredulous characters, spectacular one-liners, and extreme language made this a popular grindhouse film when it was first released. One scene in particular earned the film a lot of attention: a slave literally rips the testicles off a white slave driver. Drum cemented it's place as one of the campiest Blaxploitation films made in the 70s.

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    Historical, Thrillers