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?
Michael Wright's character's name is popularly mispronounced as Eddie "Kane", or "Caine", because of the southern drawl. However, his name is actually Eddie King, Jr. See more
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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
Lead Vocals by Patti LaBelle
with Billy Valentine
and Tressa Thomas See more