The Five Heartbeats [Blu-ray] [1991]

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars.
4.9
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Special Features

  • Deleted scenes
  • Meet the five heartbeats
  • In the studio
  • The look
  • The director's process
  • The nomination
  • Eddie Griffin outtake
  • Behind the scenes on set
  • Original publicity campaign
  • TV spots

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
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    Michael Wright - Eddie
  • Leon
    Leon - J.T.
  • Harry J. Lennix
    Harry J. Lennix - Dresser
  • Tico Wells
    Tico Wells - Choirboy

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