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The Temptations [DVD] [1998]

  • SKU: 1598351
  • Release Date: 01/11/2011
  • Rating: NR
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (18 out of 18)

    Special Features


    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    The Temptations
    This biographical TV miniseries tracks members of the famed Motown group, The Temptations, faithfully following their rise to fame and the subsequent downhill race in a chronological coverage spanning 40 years. In 1958, when Detroit high-schoolers harmonize on street corners to meet girls, Otis Williams (Charles Malik Whitfield) finds his mom Haze (Tina Lifford) supports his singing but not his stepfather Edgar (Harold Surratt). When Williams brings together his group The Siberians -- with Franklin (D.B. Woodside) and Al Bryant (Chaz Lamar Shepherd) -- producer Johnnie Mae Matthews (Vanessa Bell Calloway) records the group as Otis Williams and the Distants. They perform with The Primes, including Kendricks (Terron Brooks) and Paul Williams (Christian Payton), and The Primettes (later The Supremes). When group members merge as The Elgins, Berry Gordy (Obba Babatunde) begins grooming the group. The name is changed to The Temptations, and a 1963 New Year's Eve altercation results in David Ruffin (Leon) replacing Bryant. The Motortown Revue is launched, and Smokey Robinson (Erik Michael Tristan) teams with Norman Whitfield (Mel Jackson) to compose/produce My Girl and Ain't Too Proud to Beg. As Ruffin becomes hooked on coke, Gordy moves to intro The Temptations to white record-buyers. In part two, Dennis Edwards (Charles Ley) replaces Ruffin, and after Paul Williams' suicide and some members leave the group, the act is dropped by Motown, later returning for a reunion tour and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This four-hour miniseries premiered November 1 on NBC. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Charles Malik Whitfield
      Charles Malik Whitfield
    • Tina Lifford
      Tina Lifford
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      Terron Brooks
    • D.B. Woodside
      D.B. Woodside
    • Obba Babatunde
      Obba Babatunde



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews

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

      Amazing!

      Posted
      JoC2010

      I love this movie! Growing up in Detroit, I could really relate to the music and dancing of the time. I really learned a lot about the group and what they went through to make it to the top. The songs and dancing brings back a lot of memories, I will watch it over and over again!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      DVD version

      Posted
      Nitebreed
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      I bought the VHS tapes in 98'. Well no one has a VCR anymore so I couldn't watch it. No one had the movie let alone a DVD or digital copy except for Best Buy. Now I can watch it again with my family

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good biopic

      Posted
      Chris
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      This was one of my favorite movies growing up. My dad loves old music and we used to watch this movie all the time. It brings back a lot of memories

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie!!

      Posted
      Maryjane89
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      Love this movie. You get to see what the temptations went through growing up, how they started & how it all ended. Id recommend this to anybody that enjoys their music.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good movie

      Posted
      jmospens
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      I think this is s good movie about a great band, although I do find it a bit sad, Temps forever!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great!

      Posted
      temptationslover
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      Amazing movie; Best Buy delivered in mint condition days earlier than expected.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of my favorite movies

      Posted
      Kybd
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      When I was a kid, I grew up listening to their every word on every song. I played them morning noon, and night. This is one of my top 5 movies.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Loving it

      Posted
      Smoke
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      Bought as a gift for my mom. And she is enjoying it to the utmost! Great movie pick up.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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