- Status: Completed
- Score: 7.6/10
- Director: Robert Townsend
- Country: English
- Year: 1991
- Duration: 121 min
The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group.
In the early 1960’s, a quintet of hopeful young African American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improve, turn pro, and rise to become a top flight music sensation. Along the way however, the guys learn many hard lessons about the reality of the music industry with it’s casual racism and greed while the personal weaknesses of the members threaten to destroy the integrity of the band.
Robert Townsend, Leon, Tico Wells, Harold Nicholas, John Canada Terrell, Hawthorne James, Troy Byer, Deborah Lacey, Michael Wright, Harry Lennix, Diahann Carroll, Tressa Thomas, Chuck Patterson, Roy Fegan, Carla Brothers,