Biography of the singers who formed the hit Motown musical act, The Temptations.
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 Paul Williams 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
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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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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
Melissa Linton ...
 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
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 Cholly Atkins 2 episodes, 1998
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 Glenn Leonard 2 episodes, 1998
Peter Anthony
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
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 Damon Harris 2 episodes, 1998
Charles Brown
Ronnie Beasley ...
 The Voice Masters 2 episodes, 1998
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Thomas Martell Brimm ...
Albridge Bryant
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 ...
Melvin Franklin ...
Michael Fullmer
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
Leonard Julien Iii ...
 David Ruffin 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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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
Maurice Walker ...
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Otis Williams
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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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Their sound made them famous. Their struggle made them legends. See more »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

David Ruffin performed with the Temptations on multiple occasions before eventually joining the group in 1964. At times, he would even fill in as a drummer for the groups sets. See more »

Goofs

In the opening concert scene, the bass player is seen playing a Fender Jazz bass. The year is given as 1958, however the Jazz bass wasn't introduced by Fender until 1960 as the deluxe model, and it wasn't available in champagne pink until the mid 60's. See more »

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David Ruffin: That's mine!
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Connections

Featured in The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1999) See more »

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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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