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
During the talent show, as Choir Boy is returning to the stage (after being booed off), both JT and Duck stop singing and momentarily turn to him. Although their lips have clearly stopped moving, the song continues (it wasn't Dresser and Eddie doing the chorus, since Dresser is singing bass and Eddie is doing lead). See more
Can't nobody sang like Eddie King Jr!
I Love Joey
Written by Michael Baker & Aisha Ahmad
Produced by George Duke
& Steve Tyrell
Performed by Babydoll & The Crystals
Lead Vocals by 'Troy Bailey' (as Troy Beyer) See more