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 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
. See more
Towards the End of Flash and the Ebony Sparks performance, the background singer on the left goes from being Shirtless to unbuttoning the shirt to open shirt and back again. He's pretty quick! See more
Can't nobody sang like Eddie King Jr!
In the Middle
Written by K. Jones, K. Salas, D. Austin & K. Phillips
Produced by George Duke
& Steve Tyrell
Performed by Flash and The Five Heartbeats
Lead Vocals by Demetrius Harvey See more