This feature-length musical drama, loosely based on the stories of The Temptations, the Four Tops, The Dells, and others, follows the three-decade rise and fall of a fictional R&B vocal group The Five Heartbeats. is the story of five young friends drawn together by music. Their dream of success takes them from amateur nights in ghetto clubs to the pinnacle of show business success and personal tragedy. Written, directed by, and starring Robert Townsend, and co-written by Keenan Ivory Wayans. (1991, 121 min.)
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