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>
Did You Know?
The lives of several performing R&B groups and artists inspired this film: The Dells, The Temptations, Frankie Lymon and Sam Cooke according to Robert Townsend in a Mademe Noir Interview. Townsend says the crux of the story was based on the breakup of the Temptations which was an event he took personally. See more
When Duck begins to play the piano at the talent show, the change of pace in the piano playing begins in the midst of Duck shoving the house player aside. See more
Hold my cane. Step outside & I'll kick both of ya's ass like you stole something!
A Heart Is a House for Love
Written by Tristan Sigerson, Davitt Sigerson
& Bob Thiele Jr.
Produced by George Duke
& Steve Tyrell
Performed by The Five Heartbeats
Lead Vocals by Billy Valentine See more