Biography of the singers who formed the hit Motown musical act, The Temptations.
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 Otis Williams (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Melvin Franklin (2 episodes, 1998)
Terron Brooks ...
 Eddie Kendricks (2 episodes, 1998)
Christian Payton ...
 Paul Williams (2 episodes, 1998)
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 David Ruffin (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Shelly Berger (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Haze (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Mama Rose (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Josephine (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Berry Gordy (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Smokey Robinson (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Richard Street (2 episodes, 1998)
Harold Surratt ...
 Edgar (2 episodes, 1998)
Charles Ley ...
 Dennis Edwards (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Johnnie Mae Matthews (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Norman Whitfield (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Maxine (2 episodes, 1998)
Vincent A. Ponder ...
 James 'Pee-Wee' Crawford (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Elbridge 'Al' Bryant (2 episodes, 1998)
Stevland Parks ...
 Lamont, age 12 (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Joltin' Joe (2 episodes, 1998)
Chrystal Bates ...
 Mrs. Rogers (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Diana Ross (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Florence Ballard (2 episodes, 1998)
Taifa Harris ...
 Mary Wilson (2 episodes, 1998)
N'Tasha A. Pierre ...
 Martha Reeves (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Marvin Gaye (2 episodes, 1998)
Russell Clark ...
 Cholly Atkins (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Flynn (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Glenn Leonard (2 episodes, 1998)
Peter Anthony
(2 episodes, 1998)
Tommy Lafitte ...
 Drug Dealer (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Jimmy Ruffin (2 episodes, 1998)
Nyjah Moore ...
 Tammi Terrell (2 episodes, 1998)
Danni Vasser
(2 episodes, 1998)
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 Damon Harris (2 episodes, 1998)
Charles Brown
(2 episodes, 1998)
Ronnie Beasley ...
 The Voice Masters (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Dancer (2 episodes, 1998)
Thomas Martell Brimm ...
 Barber (2 episodes, 1998)
Albridge Bryant
(2 episodes, 1998)
Ezra S. Coles ...
 The Voice Masters (2 episodes, 1998)
Marcel Curges ...
 The Cadillacs (2 episodes, 1998)
Anthony Dixon ...
 The Cadillacs (2 episodes, 1998)
Dennis Edwards ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1998)
Melvin Franklin ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1998)
Michael Fullmer
(2 episodes, 1998)
Shelly Hall ...
 Grocery Lady (2 episodes, 1998)
Shelton Hall ...
 Allan age 8 (2 episodes, 1998)
Tony Haris ...
 Principal Dancer (2 episodes, 1998)
Eric Hersh ...
 Concert Member (2 episodes, 1998)
Amanda Iwanonkiw ...
 Family friend (2 episodes, 1998)
Jesse Iwanonkiw ...
 FAMILY FRIEND (2 episodes, 1998)
Stephaine Iwanonkiw ...
 Family Friend (2 episodes, 1998)
Robert Knowles ...
 The Cadillacs (2 episodes, 1998)
Mandell Loman ...
 The Voice Masters (2 episodes, 1998)
Tremayne McCoy ...
 Student leaving school (2 episodes, 1998)
Larry John Meyers ...
 Dr. Klein (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 1998)
Thomas Ross ...
 The Cadillacs (2 episodes, 1998)
David Ruffin ...
 Man in Coppa Cabana (2 episodes, 1998)
Tim Stevens ...
 Hall of Fame Presenter (2 episodes, 1998)
Richard Street
(2 episodes, 1998)
Maurice Walker ...
 The Voice Masters (2 episodes, 1998)
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 The Cadillacs (2 episodes, 1998)
Yves Jean ...
 Bass Player (unknown episodes)
Eddie Kendricks
(2 episodes, 1998)
(unknown episodes)
Otis Williams
(2 episodes, 1998)
Paul Williams
(2 episodes, 1998)
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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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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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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. Melvin did die in 1995 See more »

Goofs

When Otis gets off the bus and "Ooh, Baby, Baby", is playing, he eagerly gets out to find his wife, Josephine. His hair is permed, which had been discussed in an earlier scene at the beginning of the movie. But the next shot when he does find his wife, his hair is not permed. See more »

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[last lines]
Otis Williams: Temptations... Forever
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Featured in The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1999) See more »

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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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