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The Five Heartbeats [15th Anniversary] [WS] [DVD] [1991]

  • SKU: 7548095
  • Release Date: 01/10/2006
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (19 out of 19)

    Special Features


    • Bonus footage viewing option - see the filming of exclusive deleted scenes as you watch the movie
    • Robert Townsend profile
    • Original "making-of" featurette
    • 5 all-new featurettes: "Meet the Five Heartbeats," "The Director's Process," "In the Studio," "The Look," & "The Nomination"
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    The Five Heartbeats
    Loosely based on the life and times of several R&B artists (The Dells, The Temptations, Frankie Lymon, Sam Cooke and others) The Five Heartbeats traces the rise and fall of a popular African-American 1950s singing aggregation. The story is told from the point of view of one of the "Heartbeats," played by Robert Townsend (who also co-produced, directed and co-wrote the script with Keenan Ivory Waynans). The film is an amalgam of anecdotes drawn from real-life experiences: the long struggle upward, the first rush of success, the dishonest record-company executives, the hard-nosed but nurturing managers, the sex, the drugs, the isolation and the precipitous downward slide. The film begins and ends in the 1990s, as the middle-aged "Duck" (Townsend) ruminates on the past and makes the best of the present. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Robert Townsend
      Robert Townsend - Duck
    • Image coming soon
      Michael Wright - Eddie
    • Leon
      Leon - J.T.
    • Harry J. Lennix
      Harry J. Lennix - Dresser
    • Tico Wells
      Tico Wells - Choirboy



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of Chicago's Finest!

      Posted
      Katrese
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      Not to be bias...but, as CHICAGO NATIVE, this is more than just a movie for me - Robert Townsend and my childhood friend are married....Memories before the 'fame' ..the awesome DELLS, etc. Let the good times roll. - a personal keepsake.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of my favorite musical films

      Posted
      Knerd
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      I was a Robert Townsend fan long before this. This movie blends music, drama and comedy very well along the journey of the group. Must see for any fan of music and the struggles to achieve fame as well as those who do not want to see you succeed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Can watch over and over again movie

      Posted
      snowyrain
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      Great acting and storyline, You never get tired of seeing this movie. It's fun watching with others and trying to figure out what group the movie is referring to.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      My Favorite Is : Eddie

      Posted
      Piggy56

      The Movie Seen In DVD Was Clear, And I Would Buy / Order It Again. Everyone Played A Good Part . I Love Big Red. Alway's Shop At Best Buy. Good Review's

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love This Movie! Get It!

      Posted
      Ladybug3000

      The movie came within the time period they said it would, brand new. I played it over and over and it doesn't skip. Great movie, great price, great store!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie.

      Posted
      Whteleprd
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      A great movie with that great feel and beat of the days of motown and guy groups like the temptations

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

      Posted
      Layz

      Great emotional movie that will have you into tears with great musical performances and the trails and tribulations that a five-man singing team.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic movie

      Posted
      pamcam
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      This movie is a classic and a must for your collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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