The Five Heartbeats

The Five Heartbeats (1991)

Genres - Drama, Music  |   Release Date - Mar 29, 1991  |   Run Time - 121 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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The Five Heartbeats is a 1991 musical drama film directed by Robert Townsend, who co-wrote the script with Keenen Ivory Wayans. Distributed by 20th Century Fox, the film's main cast includes Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon Robinson, Harry J. Lennix, Tico Wells, Harold Nicholas of the Nicholas Brothers, and Diahann Carroll. The plot of the film (which is loosely based on the lives of several artists: The Dells, The Temptations, Four Tops, Wilson Pickett, James Brown, Frankie Lymon, Sam Cooke and others) follows the three decade career of the rhythm and blues vocal group The Five Heartbeats. The film depicts the rise and fall of a Motown inspired soul act through the eyes of one of the Heartbeats, Donald "Duck" Matthews.

The film was released to most North American audiences on March 29, 1991 however it was not made available to audiences in other continents until 2002 when a DVD was released prior to another DVD release in 2006 for the film's 15th anniversary. The movie received mixed reviews from critics.

Movie Info

Budget

$9,000,000

Box Office

$8,750,400

Tags

1960s, Dell, The Dells

Attributes

Time Period: 1960s, 1990s

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Alternate Titles

Los cinco latidos
ES
Los Heartbeats
ES
Pięć uderzeń serca
PL
Ritmo & Blues - O Sonho do Sucesso
BR
Ritmo e Blues
BR
Samaan tahtiin
FI
Şöhret Batağı
TR
The Five Heartbeats
SG, GB, US