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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
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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Richard Street
Harold Surratt ...
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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In reality, Melvin Franklin did not die in a wheelchair at his mother's home. See more »

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When Otis Williams & The Distants are recording "Come On", Al is singing the lead, when in actuality, the lead was sung by Richard Street, who would replace Paul Williams in The Temptations in 1971. See more »

Quotes

Otis Williams: [after David has jumped up on stage with the Temptations] David, are you out of your damn mind? I will whoop your ass!
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The way music movies should be
15 June 2002 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

The Temptations is clearly one of the finest music miniseries ever made.The casting is great all of the men(some of whom were unknowns) are great in the film, but the scene stealers is Leon as the group's lead singer David Ruffin. The songs and script are very good and the film is very heartbreaking in some moments. But all in all a great music movie.


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