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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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Richard Street
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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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The story of a dream come true and the struggle to keep that dream alive. See more »

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To date, Paul Williams, Melvin Franklin and Richard Street are the only former members of the Temptations that were not fired but had to leave the group due to health reasons or had passed away. See more »

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David Ruffin is portrayed as missing a Reunion tour date by engaging in a crack cocaine binge. While the tour occurred in 1982, crack cocaine did not appear on the streets until 1984. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Kendricks: Makin' a big mistake, Otis.
Melvin Franklin: [to Eddie] Ain't no one man bigger than this group. Now, you remember that.
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"Wonderfully acted depiction of the greatest soul group in history.
29 June 2001 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

I was delighted by this movie. Not only is it largely educational and offers very introspective looks into the lives of all members of the group, but the acting is fantastic. The film truly captures the soul music scene of early 1960's Detroit, and further on as the Temptations rise to fame, and fall to ruin. It offers breathtaking and somewhat disturbing scenes which make the film seem almost too real. The soundtrack is amazing, and you will truly sympathize with this group of real-life legends who sang their hearts out in Motown's heyday.


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