A real estate executive hiding out in a drug clinic confronts his addictions. Keaton proves himself as a dramatic actor in a fine realistic drama!
The Five Heartbeats -- Trailer for The Five Heartbeats
The Five Heartbeats -- The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group.
Clean and Sober -- A young real estate executive, whose life has taken a downward spiral, seeks a temporary haven from his problems and discovers a dramatic self- realization and life-changing resolutions.
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Rhythm-and-blues artists such as the Temptations and Sam Cooke served as the inspiration for filmmaker Robert Townsend's ambitious movie about five urban friends who climb the stairway to stardom.
Five friends leave their poor neighborhood and head for a new type of music - Motown - in this exciting film starring Diahann Carroll, Leon, and Robert Townsend (who also directs).
Loosely based on the life and times of several R&B artists, The Five Heartbeats traces the rise and fall of a popular African-American 1950s singing aggregation. The story is told by one of the "Heartbeats," played by Robert Townsend. The film is an amalgam of anecdotes drawn from real-life experiences: the long struggle upward, the first rush of success, the dishonest executives, the hard-nosed but nurturing managers, the sex, the drugs, the isolation and the precipitous downward slide.
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