The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers the kids have an extraordinary musical talent they form a band. Winning talent show ... See full summary »
The story of Little Richard Penniman, from his poor Southern upbringing to dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a black singer in the 1950s, to his born-again phase and brief "retirement" from rock and roll.
Born poor in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic, erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville circuit, success ... See full summary »
Beverly and Claire are two sisters who try to push through their parents' farm with the help of her husband, her boyfriend and a cowboy. But the bank did not stop pressuring and threatening... See full summary »
Based on the novel by Gloria Naylor, which deals with several strong-willed women who live in a rundown housing project on Brewster Place in an unidentified eastern city; across three ... See full summary »
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Klaus Maria Brandauer
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
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During the group's 1968 performance in Detroit, David Ruffin steals the microphone from newcomer Dennis Edwards and sings "Ain't Too Proud to Beg." In reality, Ruffin succeeded in pulling this stunt several times afterwards at other shows as well. Though refuted by Otis Williams, Edwards himself recalls that the Temptations nearly acquiesced and took Ruffin back until he failed to show up on time for his "return" concert and Edwards took Ruffin's place once and for all. (In the early days after the formation of the Temptations, Ruffin was a solo recording artist who used to jump on stage with them at their shows. Eventually he joined the group himself.) See more »
When David and Flynn are riding in the car laughing, they pass an SUV. See more »
[Melvin is in the hospital after being shot by a carjacker who stole his car]
He shot me, then he recognized me, and then he kicked my butt out of MY car.
Was it Ruffin?
[they both laugh]
No, Ruffin would've killed me.
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Watching this film on network TV had me mesmerized in the 90's. A few months ago when we finally got a DVD player, well, we had to have films to watch. I only bought one that day. The Temptations. The film made me research the group and photos of them, but I expected to see the actors faces instead of the real faces of the Temps. All of the people who worked on this film did a masterful job in bringing to the world a story of some young men that filled the world with music and joy. The story of how they did this was never known, but now that the film is available, everybody and anybody who loves music must see this film. Overlooked is was, but brilliant it will always be. Whether you liked the group or not, whether you liked their music or not, you should take 3 hours of your life and watch how the passion for excellence permeated the souls of a group brilliant musicians. The film is enthralling, the acting superb, and the story is as beautiful as it is tragic. I wish I had known them, but except for Otis, they are lost to the ages. The Temptations is a film for all young people to see if they want to pursue a career as a musician. It is one of the most magnificent stories of music and life and dreams that has ever, or will ever be made. We are so fortunate the Temptations gave us their soul and love and life. They are almost all gone, but the joy and music they gave us will outlive us all. Buy it, rent it, or borrow it, but watch this film. There is genius in this film.
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