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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Otis Williams
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Melvin Franklin
Terron Brooks ...
Eddie Kendricks
Christian Payton ...
Paul Williams
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David Ruffin
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Shelly Berger
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Haze
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Mama Rose
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Josephine
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Erik Michael Tristan ...
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Richard Street
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Edgar
Charles Ley ...
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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The unforgettable story of one of Motown's hottest acts. See more »

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1 November 1998 (USA)  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Otis Williams' ex-wife Josephine, Melvin Franklin's mother Rose, and David Ruffin's family, filed suit against Williams, Motown, De Passe Entertainment, Hallmark Entertainment, and NBC for use of their likenesses in the film, defamation of character, and emotional distress. The plaintiffs claimed that they and/or their relatives and certain events were portrayed inaccurately. The judges ruled in favor of the defendants. The plaintiffs appealed but the original ruling was upheld. Otis Williams later stated that while his book was the source material for the film, he did not have control over the making of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Eddie and Paul are singing "Stay" and Eddie starts singing "Oh won't" in one shot his hand is on the microphone. Then it cuts to another shot for "you stay" and his hand is not on the microphone. See more »

Quotes

Otis Williams: Oh yeah, not the same but nominated for a Grammy!
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FANTASTIC, NEVER SEEN A BETTER MOVIE
21 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Unforgettable music, music that fits any time period. A dramatic plot that keeps moving. And the actors are fantastic. They fit their roles so well I could not believe they were acting. It didn't hurt that each actor resembled his real-life counterpart. It was terrific in every sense.


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