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The character of Andrew Neimann is a young, jazz drummer played by BAFTA nominated Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now), in a tour-de-force performance. Andrew idolizes musician Buddy Rich, and is pursuing his own musical dreams by attending school at the prestigious Shaffer Conservatory in New York City. The catalyst for the film is when he is overheard practicing one evening by Terrence Fletcher, portrayed by Golden Globe and Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons (The Closer). Fletcher, the conductor of Shaffer’s top tier band, is a mercurial character, and Simmons gives an indelible performance which, in the hands of a less talented actor, might have come across as a one-dimensional bully. After a short duration of time, Fletcher will have Andrew join his band as an alternate drummer. Thinking he has achieved the first big break in order to make his musical aspirations come true, Andrew has no idea…

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