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The Five Heartbeats


Loosely based on the life and times of several R&B artists (The Dells, The Temptations, [[Performer~P43918~Frankie Lymon~frankielymon]], [[Performer~P85793~Sam Cooke~samcooke]] and others) The Five Heartbeats traces the rise and fall of a popular African-American 1950s singing aggregation. The story is told from the point of view of one of the "Heartbeats," played by [[Performer~P114469~Robert Townsend~roberttownsend]] (who also co-produced, directed and co-wrote the script with Keenan Ivory Waynans...more

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