The Five Heartbeats

Synopsis: Coming in on the tail end of a rhythm and blues singing group explosion, The Five Heartbeats (Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon, Harry J. Lennix, Tico Wells) rise and fall within the space of seven years. Along the way, the group deals with all manner of fame and fortune distractions -- jealousy, greed, too much womanizing and drugs all take a toll. Their troubles culminate when executive Big Red (Hawthorne James) is arrested for the murder of manager Jimmy Potter (Chuck Patterson).

Synopsis: Coming in on the tail end of a rhythm and blues singing group explosion, The Five Heartbeats (Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Le... View More

Cast: Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon, Harry J. Lennix, Tico Wells, Chuck Patterson, ... View More

Cast: Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon, ... View More

Directed By: Robert Townsend