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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for language
Did You Know?
The scene where Big Red beats up and dangles a singer out of a window over royalties is alleged to have actually happened to Jackie Wilson
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Can't nobody sang like Eddie King Jr!
"We Haven't Finished Yet"
Written by Tena Clark
& Gary Prim
Produced by Tena Clark
Performed by Duck's Baby Sister
Lead Vocals by Tressa Thomas See more