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Leader of the Band (1987)

PG | | Comedy | 7 August 1987 (USA)
Eddie is a down-on-his-luck bar pianist who has just been fired from another job. Desperate for work, he finds a school looking for a leader for its hopelessly incompetent marching band. ... See full summary »

Director:

Nessa Hyams

Writers:

Frank Saperstein (story), Alan Uger (story & screenplay)
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Cast

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Steve Landesberg ... Eddie Layton
Gailard Sartain ... Elmo De Lavallard
Mercedes Ruehl ... Miss Cooper
Ron Culbreth Ron Culbreth ... Mr. Wuss
James Martinez James Martinez ... Armando Colon
Jarrett Ellis Beal ... Bobby Dupree (as Jarrett Beal)
Amy Fields ... Alleen Levine
Chung Yen Tsay Chung Yen Tsay ... Benny
Ralph Pruitt Vaughn Ralph Pruitt Vaughn ... Brian De Lavallard
Benji Wilhoite Benji Wilhoite ... Conrad Zook
Bree Shannon Bree Shannon ... Nita Charles (as Tina Shannon)
Jeff Sisk Jeff Sisk ... Maddog
Daniel Corbitt Daniel Corbitt ... Tyrone Dugan
Dewey Corbitt Dewey Corbitt ... Tyrell Dugan
Erika Wallace Erika Wallace ... Fatty
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Eddie is a down-on-his-luck bar pianist who has just been fired from another job. Desperate for work, he finds a school looking for a leader for its hopelessly incompetent marching band. Somehow, Eddie has to whip these kids into shape in time for the big band competition. Can he get them to march without tripping over their own feet, let alone win the contest? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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My Experience In "Leader Of The Band".
16 April 1999 | by DgrWomanSee all my reviews

In November, 1986, I was proud to be in the final part of this great movie-"Leader Of The Band". I was "very plump" in those days and was dressed in my "Henry Grady High School Band Booster Look", which consisted of an official T-shirt, jeans, shakers, painter's cap and sneakers. If you watch the movie, look for me real hard, because the final scene was filmed at Grady Stadium here in Atlanta, Georgia USA and listen for my cute, squeeky voice saying that immortal line: "What's Going On here?!? What's Going On?!?" Betsy Goodrich is the actress and singer who currently plays the role of Danger Woman, The Karaoke Crimefighter. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, USA


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1987 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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