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The Temptations (1998)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Music  |  1 November 1998 (USA)
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Biography of the singers who formed the hit Motown muisical act, The Temptations.

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Otis Williams
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Melvin Franklin
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Eddie Kendricks
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Paul Williams
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David Ruffin
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Shelly Berger
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Josephine
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Richard Street
Harold Surratt ...
Edgar
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Dennis Edwards
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Johnnie Mae Matthews
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The true story of The Temptations, the Soul vocal group of the 1960s, as seen from the viewpoint of the last surviving member, Otis Williams. Beginning from their humble origins in the late 50s and continuing through the 90s and the deaths of the other 4 members. Written by Nic Cage <2cool@zebra.net>

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Leonard Julien III is the vocalist hired to dub David Ruffin vocals on all his songs except "My girl" in the final scene. Leon Price sang "Ball of Confusion" opposite Leonard for the scene with the dueling Temptations Leonard was hired by Otis Williams himself for the job. See more »

Goofs

The beginning of the film is supposed to take place in 1958, yet the song played over the opening credits is "I Just Can't Help It" by Jackie Wilson, a record that was recorded and released in 1962. See more »

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David Ruffin: That's mine!
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this is an excellent film.an instant classic.
30 August 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have not been so emotionally involved in a television film in a long time,but along comes this charming,insightful,and wonderful film. The cast does a superb job. I never knew much about the temps, one of the greatest groups of all time, had so much strife and personal pain.This movie is an instant classic. I have a much better appreciation for their impact on rock and roll history after seeing this movie.


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