The Five Heartbeats

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  • R
  • Genre(s):DramaMusic
  • Release year: 1991
  • Running time: 121 min
Coming in on the tail end of a rhythm and blues singing group explosion, The Five Heartbeats (Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon, Harry J. Lennix, Tico Wells) rise and fall within the space of seven years. Along the way, the group deals with all...read more
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Coming in on the tail end of a rhythm and blues singing group explosion, The Five Heartbeats (Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon, Harry J. Lennix, Tico Wells) rise and fall within the space of seven years. Along the way, the group deals with all manner of fame and fortune distractions -- jealousy, greed, too much womanizing and drugs all take a toll. Their troubles culminate when executive Big Red (Hawthorne James) is arrested for the murder of manager Jimmy Potter (Chuck Patterson).

Original Release

03/29/1991

US Release

03/29/1991

Cast

(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Robert Townsend

Writers

Robert Townsend, Keenen Ivory Wayans

Cast

Producers

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