The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers the kids have an extraordinary musical talent they form a band. Winning talent show ... See full summary »
Holly Robinson Peete
The story of Little Richard Penniman, from his poor Southern upbringing to dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a black singer in the 1950s, to his born-again phase and brief "retirement" from rock and roll.
Born poor in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic, erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville circuit, success ... See full summary »
This biography of Dorothy Dandridge follows her career through early days on the club circuit with her sister to her turn in movies, including becoming the first black actress to win a Best... See full summary »
Klaus Maria Brandauer
Two brothers, survivors of family tragedy, take different life paths: one falls for a high-spirited waitress and dreams of success, the other follows a life of petty crime. Their lives reconnect in shattering fashion.
Jada Pinkett Smith,
The true story of The Temptations, the Soul vocal group of the 1960s, as seen from the viewpoint of the last surviving member, Otis Williams. Beginning from their humble origins in the late 50s and continuing through the 90s and the deaths of the other 4 members.Written by
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According to the film, Elbridge Bryant vacillated between his commitment to the group and his day job as a milk man. His impatience to become successful caused his bad attitude and behavior and therefore he was only slightly hesitant to leave when he was fired. However in reality, Bryant's commitment to the group never wavered. He maintained a day job because being a Temptation did not pay very well. His troubles in the group stemmed from his drunken and disorderly conduct. When he was fired, he was devastated and reacted as if he did not see it coming. According to Otis Williams, Bryant never recovered from his termination. He attempted to form his own group but it did not take off and his aspirations for a career in music were laid to rest. See more »
During the scene at The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Induction ceremony in 1989, the actor playing Glenn Leonard was seated at the table with the current lineup of The Temptations, at that time. By then, however, Ron Tyson filled the role of first tenor/falsetto vocalist in the group and not Glenn Leonard. Tyson replaced Glenn Leonard in 1983. See more »
[Melvin is in the hospital after being shot by a carjacker who stole his car]
He shot me, then he recognized me, and then he kicked my butt out of MY car.
Was it Ruffin?
[they both laugh]
No, Ruffin would've killed me.
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fantastic representation of the history of the temptations
This movie was great. It told th story of the temptations in a very realistic and comprehensive way. The lives of one of the original Motown legend was wonderfully depicted in this movie. The five members (Paul Williams, Otis Williams , Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin, and bassist Melvin Blue Franklin lived remarkable lives. Fighting through the segregated southern stats and minimal opportunities, they fought to achieve greatness. In addition to the fantastic acting in this film, viewers can also appreciate th wonderful music made by the temptations, Smokie Robinson, and Barry Gordy. This movie will give you a memorable experience and will leave you wanting more.
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