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.
Early in the film, Andrew listens to a CD of Buddy Rich. Buddy Rich was a drummer infamous for his short temper, and he would regularly berate and verbally abuse his band mates for what he considered inferior musicianship; this foreshadows Fletcher's abusive ... ...
Nieman, you earned the part. Alternates, will you clean the blood off my drum set?
When Andrew first goes into the Jazz bar to see Fletcher perform, the scar on his neck appears on the right side whereas for the rest of the movie the scar is on the left.
$135,388 (USA) (10 October 2014)