R | | Drama, Music
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
For the slapping scene, J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller filmed several takes with Simmons only miming the slap. For the final take, Simmons and Teller decided to film the scene with a real, genuine slap. This is the take that is in the film.
Motherfucker! Connelly, get your ass back on the kit.
When Fletcher drops in and asks the trumpets to play individually in the first rehearsal, the second player is supposed to make a mistake and does so, and sounds very bad. But anyone capable of playing in that band could never have sounded so bad; it was obviously an over-done mistake by someone who doesn't know anything about trumpet playing.
$135,388 (USA) (10 October 2014)
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