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Herschel Brown

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Cast (feature film)

Drumline (2002)
For fans of America''s show-style marching bands, halftime is game time. A squad of players, some 300 strong and armed with musical instruments, takes over the field, commanding attention with their stirring, spectacular display of choreography and musicianship. The football contest''s controlled mayhem makes way for the blaring sound of trumpets and the heart-thumping rhythm of drums. Into this rigorous, ritualistic world comes a kid from a different culture. Devon Miles, a young, gifted hip-hop drummer from Harlem, wins a full music scholarship to Atlanta A&T University with the hopes of gaining a spot as a drummer on the school''s renowned marching band''s drumline. Devon, sporting a talent that is both raw and undisciplined, has one problem: He marches to the beat of his own drum. Surmounting overwhelming odds, he snares a spot as a starter, much to the disdain of a resentful senior class band member, Sean Taylor, who dismisses the freshman''s skills as bogus. When Taylor discovers something amiss about Devon''s abilities, he alerts Dr. Lee, the school''s demanding, dedicated band director, who suspects that the upstart talent may have duped the school into awarding him his scholarship. That situation threatens not only Devon''s future at the school but, more immediately, his spot on the band''s drumline just before the heralded Big Southern Classic, one of the region''s most popular musical competition, spotlighting some of the area''s best college bands and the winner-take-all jackpot of $100,000 for the school. Now, with so much money, and possibly his own job, at stake, can Dr. Lee afford to pass up such a prize by keeping his star drummer on the sidelines?

Cinematography (feature film)

Fort Bowie (1958) as Key grip
Cavalrymen have to attack their own fort when it''''s taken by the Apache.
Macabre (1958) as Key grip
A doctor's daughter is kidnapped and buried alive, and he is given just five hours to find and rescue her.
Hell Bound (1957) as Key grip
A criminal gang plots the robbery of a ship carrying $2 million worth of surplus narcotics left over from World War II. The plan goes awry when the gang leader's girlfriend falls for an ambulance attendant who is an unsuspecting pawn in the scheme.
Tomahawk Trail (1957) as Key grip
Renegade Apaches make things tough for a cavalry outpost. First, they steal all the horses of a column, which must make its way back to the fort on foot. Once there, the soldiers discover the entire population dead from an Indian attack. This leaves Neise, an unseasoned West Point graduate, in control. But he just doesn''t know how to handle the trouble, so up steps Connors, the tough sergeant who at least knows which way is up.
Revolt at Fort Laramie (1957) as Key grip
Start of the Civil War splits troops at frontier fort.
Bop Girl Goes Calypso (1957) as Key grip
A psychiatrist predicts that calypso will replace rock ''''n'''' roll.
The Girl in Black Stockings (1957) as Key grip
A young girl''''s murder leaves a hotel full of suspects.
War Drums (1957) as Key grip
A white trader and an Apache chief fall for the same woman.
Emergency Hospital (1956) as Key grip
Patients and staff face life-or-death situations during 12 hours in an ER.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

The Dalton Girls (1957) as Set coord
Backfire (1950) as Grip
A veteran tries to clear an old friend of a murder charge.
Barricade (1950) as Head grip
Two fugitives try to prove the head of a mining camp is a murderer.
Flaxy Martin (1949) as Grip
Messing with a mobster's girlfriend gets a lawyer framed for murder.
April Showers (1948) as Grip
A family vaudeville act is torn apart by the father's drinking problem.
The Big Punch (1948) as Grip
Gangsters frame a boxer for murder when he refuses to throw a fight.
Night and Day (1946) as Grip
Fanciful biography of songwriter Cole Porter, who rose from high society to find success on Tin Pan Alley.

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