Five friends, one goes missing. Flash forward 20 years and his DNA turns up at a murder scene. The four friends are forced to revisit the past and uncover the truth about the question: Is he really alive?
Status: To Be Determined
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Five - The Five Heartbeats - Netflix
The Five Heartbeats is a 1991 musical drama film directed by Robert Townsend, who co-wrote the script with Keenen Ivory Wayans. Distributed by 20th Century Fox, the film's main cast includes Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon Robinson, Harry J. Lennix, Tico Wells, Harold Nicholas of the Nicholas Brothers, and Diahann Carroll. The plot of the film (which is loosely based on the lives of several artists: The Dells, The Temptations, Four Tops, Wilson Pickett, James Brown, Frankie Lymon, Sam Cooke and others) follows the three decade career of the rhythm and blues vocal group The Five Heartbeats. The film depicts the rise and fall of a Motown inspired soul act through the eyes of one of the Heartbeats, Donald “Duck” Matthews. The film was released to most North American audiences on March 29, 1991 however it was not made available to audiences in other continents until 2002 when a DVD was released prior to another DVD release in 2006 for the film's 15th anniversary. The movie received mixed reviews from critics.
The Five - Soundtrack - Netflix
A soundtrack for the film was released by Virgin Records, featuring original music by various artists. Both “Nights like This” and “A Heart Is a House for Love” became top 20 hits on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart. Many of the tracks are credited to fictional characters in the film as opposed to the actual vocalists. A Heart Is a House for Love - Billy Valentine/ The Dells We Haven't Finished Yet - Patti LaBelle, Tressa Thomas, Billy Valentine Nights like This - After 7 Bring Back the Days - U.S. Male Baby Stop Running Around - Bird & The Midnight Falcons In the Middle - Dee Harvey Nothing but Love - The Dells with Billy Valentine Are You Ready for Me - Dee Harvey Stay in My Corner - The Dells I Feel Like Going On - Andraé Crouch (Eddie, Baby Doll and the L.A. Mass Choir)
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