Five Heartbeats [15th Anniversary] [WS]

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Synopsis

Loosely based on the life and times of several R&B artists (The Dells, The Temptations, Frankie Lymon, Sam Cooke 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 Robert Townsend (who also co-produced, directed and co-wrote the script with Keenan Ivory Waynans). The film is an amalgam of anecdotes drawn from real-life experiences: the long struggle upward, the first rush of success, the dishonest record-company executives, the hard-nosed but nurturing managers, the sex, the drugs, the isolation and the precipitous downward slide. The film begins and ends in the 1990s, as the middle-aged "Duck" (Townsend) ruminates on the past and makes the best of the present. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Product Details

Release Date
1/10/06 
Studio
20th Century Fox
MPAA Rating
R -- Restricted
Length
2 hours, 1 minute
Sound
  • Dolby Digital w/ four discrete audio channels. Includes 3 for the front speakers & 1 mono channel for the surround
  • Dolby Digital Stereo
Region
  • USA & territories, Canada
Subtitles
  • English
  • Spanish
Video Features
  • ccBonus footage viewing option - see the filming of exclusive deleted scenes as you watch the movie
  • Robert Townsend profile
  • Original "making-of" featurette
  • 5 all-new featurettes: "Meet the Five Heartbeats," "The Director's Process," "In the Studio," "The Look," & "The Nomination"
  • Theatrical trailer
Number of Discs
1

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