Five Heartbeats

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It's 1965, the early days of rock and roll, and five buddies who share the dream of "making music" journey together through three decades. Acting both as a family and sometimes as bitter rivals, they experience success and tragedy in this excellent film. The ground breaking Robert Townsend (Hollywood Shuffle) performs dual roles as director and star. With compelling performances by a cast which includes Leon and Diahann Carroll, The Five Heartbeats is an irresistible combination of music and drama which captures a unique period in musical and American history. Townsend did research for his fictional R&B group by hanging out and travelling with The Dells, an R&B group that has been together for 38 years. The Dells acted as technical advisors on the film.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40162103
UPC 024543018766
UPC 14 00024543018766
Format DVD
Release Date 1/22/2002
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Cast & Crew
Diahann Carroll - Actor
Harold Nicholas - Actor
Harry J. Lennix - Actor
Leon - Actor
Michael Wright - Actor
Robert Townsend - Actor
Tico Wells - Actor
Robert Townsend - Director
Bill Dill - Director of Photography
John Carter - Film Editor
Stanley Clarke - Musical Score
Loretha C. Jones - Producer
Wynn Thomas - Production Designer
Robert Townsend - Writer
Keenen Ivory Wayans - Writer
ReviewSource The Village Voice
Review A propulsive score, spirited choreography by Michael Peters and evocative sets and costumes help Townsend re-create musical history.
ReviewRating 8
Desson Howe, Washington Post ...a giddy mixture of comedy, music and drama.
Jim Whaley, PBS A stunning and exhuberant motion picture. Terrific acting and unforgettable music.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times Townsend shows a real go for the human truth in his characters.

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