Drumline is a 2002 American coming-of-age teen comedy film directed by Charles Stone III. The screenplay, which was inspired by the Southwest Dekalb High School Drumline, was written by Tina Gordon Chism and Shawn Schepps. The film follows a young drummer from New York (played by Nick Cannon) who enters the fictional Atlanta A&T University and bumps heads with the leader of his new school's drum sectionals. Zoe Saldana and Orlando Jones also co-star.
The film opened to highly positive reviews with most critics liking the energy and playing of the musical bands in the film. It was a success at the box office, earning over $56 million in the U.S., and almost $1.2 million in foreign markets.