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, ...Read MoreLoosely 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, RoviRead Less
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Chuck Patterson, John Canada Terrell, Tressa Thomas, Harold Nicholas, Diahann Carroll, Tico Wells, Harry Lennix, Leon,... Fair. 1991 Run time: 121. DVD and Case in Acceptable Condition with noticeable wear. Perfect-Play Guarantee! SHIPS W/IN 24 HOURS! All DVDs (other than a few multi-disc items) ship via FIRST CLASS MAIL by default (upper 48 state arrival in 2-5 days)! ! FREE INSURANCE! Fast & Personal Support! Careful Packaging. No Hassle, Full Refund Return Policy!
Robert Townsend. Good. 1991 Run time: 121. Connecting viewers with great movies since 1972. All used discs are inspected and guaranteed. Used discs may not include digital content. Customer service is our top priority!