Book to Movie: Bang the Drum Slowly

The Book to Movie of Month
  • Author: Mark Harris
  • Pages: 243 pages
  • Audio: 1 hour and 21 minutes
The Book to Movie of Month
  • Director: John Hancock
  • Screen Writer: Mark Harris
  • Running Time: 1 hour and 36 minutes


  • Robert De Niro as Bruce Pearson
  • Michael Moriarty as Henry Wiggen
  • Vincent Gardenia as Dutch Schnell
  • Phil Foster as Joe
  • Heather MacRae as Holly
  • Ann Wedgeworth as Katie
  • Tom Ligon as Piney Woods
  • Danny Aiello as Horse
  • Selma Diamond as Tootsie
  • Barbara Babcock as Team Owner
  • Patrick McVey as Bruce's Father