The Five Heartbeats

Synopsis: In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful young African American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improve, turn pro, and rise to become a top flight music sensation. Along the way however, the guys learn many hard lessons about the reality of the music industry with it's casual racism and greed while the personal weaknesses of the members threaten to destroy the integrity of the band.
Genre: Drama, Music
Director(s): Robert Townsend
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
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121 min

so he can call you sometime?

OK. 5 5 5...

Excuse me. I don't mean

to disturb anybody,

but my name is Jimmy Potter.

I just want to say

I really enjoyed the show tonight.

I especially liked that opening.

Shy brother works every time.

You looked like you

were running for your life.

I don't quite know

where to begin this,

but I was wondering

if you fellas could

use a good manager.

See, I've managed

a lot of groups.

I think you guys

have what it takes

to go all the way to the top.

Now, you don't have

to sign anything.

Your word and your handshake

are good enough for me.

If you give me just one month,

I guarantee

when you come back,

you'll win that talent contest.

Yeah? And if you don't win,

I'll give you the $1 00.

Man, I like them odds.

Well, then,

you just think about it.

And if you're ready,

I mean really ready,

you be at my house tomorrow night

at 7:
00, all right?

Mr. Potter,

Eddie's supposed to be here.

I don't know where he at.

Stop apologizing for him,


Sit down. Call meJimmy.

Yes, sir.

Ladies, next week,

we will work on posture

and also each individual

makeup base, OK?

I promise you, next week

is going to be more fun.





Come on, Tanya.



Bye-bye, Mr. Potter.

Bye, Tanya.

jimmy, may I see you

for a second, please?

jimmy, why are you doing this

to yourself again?


I know what I'm doing, OK?

(Horn Honks)




What's wrong?

What's wrong?

You know what's wrong.

I thought we agreed that

you would not do this.

I have such a good feeling

about these kids.

Aw, Jimmy,

you had such a good feeling

about the Brownsville Boys.

You had a great feeling

about the Four Clovers.

Great feeling about the Esquires.

And when they made it big,

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