Duke Johnson visits a small Southern town, intent on burying his brother. After the funeral, he learns that he must stay for 60 days, for the estate to be processed. A few locals convince ... See full summary »
Drum has been born to a white prostitute Marianna, who raises him with her black lesbian lover Rachel. He grows up to be a fighter and is often forced to bare-knuckle-box other slaves for the entertainment of the owners, one of whom is a gay Frenchman named Bernard. Bernard wants to sleep with Drum, but Drum rejects him and Bernard vows revenge against him. Drum and his friend Blaise are eventually sold to plantation owner, Hammond and are both taken to his plantation to work. Regine is purchased by Hammond as well and is taken to the plantation for his own personal desires as a bedwench. After arriving at Hammond's plantation, Regine is set up in the bedroom above Hammond. Augusta, Hammond's fiancé is jealous and has other plans for Regine. Hammond's daughter Sophie wants to sleep with Drum, but he won't for fear of being killed. Sophie also attempts to sleep with Blaise and after being rejected, tells her father that Blaise has raped her, which is a lie. Blaise is put in chains and ...
Ken Norton plays Drum, a different character than he portrayed in Mandingo (1975), where he played Mede (aka Ganymede). Similarly, so does actress Brenda Sykes, who plays Ellen in the first film and Calinda in Drum (1976). Actress Lillian Hayman though did portray the same character, Lucrezia Borgia, in both films. See more »
Actually internally, within the US, the slave trade was still legal. It was the Atlantic Slave trade that was outlawed in 1808. Internal slave trading existing up until the Civil War. See more »
Must you persist in being a vulgarian, Mr. Maxwell?
Miss Augusta, you just gotta get used to the idea that nigger fornicatin' is what Falconhurst is all about! If my niggers stop fornicatin', we stop eatin'!
Since the conversation has descended to this level, I feel I can voice my feelins' concernin' your beddin' with Regine every night.
Well, I don't do it every night. It's bad for my liver.
I don't think you should do it at all!
Now, Miss Augusta, you ain't gonna start meddlin' around in my ...
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Ha ha ha ha .....this movie was out there. Okay i'm a 31 year black male and a movie buff.I like movies good and bad, but a really love campy movies. Drum is now my favorite movie on all time!!!! The acting was terrible, the direction was worst,but i loved it!!! The plantation owner and his slutty daughter were the most outrageous characters in the entire movie...i love slavery movies or any movie set in the antibellum south..i saw mandingo and loved it!!!...i didn't even know drum existed until i saw it on late night cable tv. It was explicit,funny and probaly insulted half the viewing population! It was WILD and most of all POLITICALLY INCORRECT..WHICH IS WHAT FILMMAKING SHOULD BE!!!!!Most black people who watch this movie will probally laugh there ass off, I did! Those people who were offended, cool out. Its just really a fun movie.
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