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. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <email@example.com>
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for language
Did You Know?
Eddie Griffin's first film. See more
On the opening number, "I Love Joey", it's obvious that the horns are synthesized, very unlikely in 1965. See more
Hold my cane. Step outside & I'll kick both of ya's ass like you stole something!
Written by Mildred J. Hill
& Patty S. Hill
Performed by The Five Heartbeats, Brenda & Tanya See more