The Five Heartbeats


2h 1m 1991

Brief Synopsis

Five young friends are drawn together by music during the Motown era of the Sixties. Their dream of success takes them from amateur nights in ghetto clubs to the pinnacle of show business success and personal tragedy.

Film Details

Also Known As
Five Heartbeats, Heartbeats
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 1m

Synopsis

Five young friends are drawn together by music during the Motown era of the Sixties. Their dream of success takes them from amateur nights in ghetto clubs to the pinnacle of show business success and personal tragedy.

Crew

Michael G Abrams

Casting Associate

Art Adams

Assistant Camera Operator

Brian Adams

Assistant Camera Operator

Aisha Ahmad

Song

Carl Aldana

Storyboard Artist

Rance Allan

Song

Steven Allen

Song

Thomas Allen

Song

Matthew Altman

Production Assistant

Kokayi Ampah

Location Manager

Kokayi Ampah

Associate Producer

D Austin

Song

Michael Baker

Song

Dasal Banks

Camera

Ted Basso

Driver

Greg Bauer

Driver

Glenn Bell

Post-Production Assistant

Thomas Bell

Song

Jason Belsky

Transportation Captain

Brian Bernstein

Assistant Camera Operator

Troy Beyer

Song Performer

Kai Blomberg

On-Set Dresser

Will Blount

Property Master

Kai Blumberg

On-Set Dresser

Sara Bolder

Dialogue Editor

Lynn Bopeley

Boom Operator

Chris Bradley

Stand-In

John Branagan

Stunts

Denita Brazier

Script Supervisor

Karl Brinson

Special Thanks To

Alonzo Brown

Stunts

Darin D Brown

Casting Associate

Effie T. Brown

Other

Jaki Brown-karman

Casting

David Brownlow

Sound Mixer

Findly Bunting

Assistant Camera Operator

Harold Burns

Stunts

Susan Cabral

Makeup

Yule Caise

Segment Director

Joseph W Calloway

Camera Operator

Christopher Carlson

On-Set Dresser

Phil Carr-forster

Camera Operator

Cecily Carrington

Other

John N Carter

Editor

Ruth Carter

Costume Designer

Huckleberry Caton

Boom Operator

Frank Claridge

Other

Tena Clark

Song

Stanley Clarke

Music

Richard Clarkson

Assistant Camera Operator

Terry Coffey

Song

Michelle Colbert

Electrician

Marsha Cole

Production Assistant

Cleo Conder-smith

Assistant

Bob K Cummings

Stunts

Gregg Dandridge

Stunts

Angela Dashielle

Wardrobe Assistant

Carole Lee Davis

Scenic Artist

Victor Davis

Extras Casting Assistant

Jennifer Dawson

On-Set Dresser

Louise Del Araujo

Driver

Mike Deluna

Stunts

Rodney Dennis

Craft Service

Leslie Dicker

Scenic Artist

Don Diers

Art Director

Bill Dill

Dp/Cinematographer

Bill Dill

Director Of Photography

Derrick Dowell

Special Thanks To

Merl Downs

Driver

Lamont Dozier

Song

George Duke

Song

George Duke

Music Producer

Gregory Eagles

Stunts

Wanda Earl

Assistant

Gregg Elam

Stunt Coordinator

Kirk A Elam

Stunts

Ousaun Elam

Stunts

Dan Engstrom

Assistant Sound Editor

William Engvick

Song

Frank Eulner

Assistant Sound Editor

C Josetta Evans

Extras Casting Assistant

Robert Eviangelisto

On-Set Dresser

Mia Farrell

Post-Production Assistant

Ken Fischer

Sound Effects Editor

Ken Fisher

Steadicam Operator

Wade Flemons

Song

Frank Fontaine

Hair Assistant

Warren Fox

Electrician

Antonio Franchi

Other

Beverlyn Fray

Production Assistant

Rob Fruchtman

Dialogue Editor

John Funches

Song

Aaron J Galang

Grip

Vincent Galindez

Assistant Camera Operator

D J Gardiner

Driver

Kirk Gardner

Steadicam Operator

Patricia Garling

Art Assistant

Wendy Gayner

Scenic Artist

Alan Gitlin

Assistant Camera Operator

Edgar Godineaux

Choreographer

Ramanee Goldsworth-higgs

Driver

Michael Gooch

Carpenter

J R Grubbs

Assistant Sound Editor

Diane Gutterud

Production Coordinator

Mark Gutterud

Assistant Camera Operator

Patricia Hacker

Special Thanks To

Lota Hairston-hadley

Production Assistant

Emil Clayton Hampton

Steadicam Operator

Dwayne Hargray

Extras Casting Assistant

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Elisha Harris

Gaffer

Norman Harris

Song

Wendell Harris

Electrician

William Hart

Song

Demetrius Harvey

Song Performer

Chris Hayes

Camera Operator

Robbie Heine

Stand-In

Sharon Heyward

Special Thanks To

Tommy Hicks

Special Thanks To

Joanne Higgins

Post-Production Assistant

Mildred Hill

Song

Patty Hill

Song

Edward Hokenson

Song

Brian Holland

Song

Edward Holland

Song

Jennifer Holliday

Song

Jennifer Holliday

Song Performer

Cliff Howard

Stand-In

Mel Howard

Special Thanks To

Janie Hudson

Adr Mixer

Carol Hunt

Production Assistant

April Hunter

Costumes

James Hurd

On-Set Dresser

Graig Hutchison

Production Auditor

Sarah Hyde-hamlet

Casting Associate

Richard Hymns

Sound Editor

Jimmy Ienner

Special Thanks To

Nancy Israel

Production Manager

Nancy Israel

Coproducer

Darlene Jackson

Wardrobe Supervisor

Terry Jackson

Other

Donna Jaffe

Assistant Sound Editor

Frank James

Rigging Gaffer

Tim James

On-Set Dresser

Edith Jenkins

Scenic Artist

Arthur Johns

Hair Stylist

Cindy Johnson

On-Set Dresser

Darryl Johnson

Costumes

Jesse Johnson

Song

Jesse Johnson

Song Performer

Judy Johnson

Craft Service

Krister C Johnson

Driver

Stephanie Johnson

Electrician

Tom Johnson

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

K Jones

Song

Kipper Jones

Song

Kipper Jones

Song Performer

Loretha Jones

Producer

June Josef

Makeup Assistant

Marvin Junior

Song

Anton Kaprow

Carpenter

Kim Kassira

Song Performer

Stan Keitt

Assistant Camera Operator

Alfonse Kettner

Song

Neil Klindworth

Production Assistant

Erik Knight

Art Department Coordinator

Lucy Kwak

Other

Patti Labelle

Song Performer

Stacey Lande

Scenic Artist

Mary Helen Leasman

Foley Editor

Jerry Leitch

Driver

Timothy Leitch

Driver

Robert Leitelt

Grip

John K Lemons

Costumes

Irving Lewis

Stunts

Jim Lewis

Stunts

Keith Lewis

Song

Kojo Lewis

Location Manager

Ken Lindstrom

Assistant Editor

Cliff Lipson

Photography

Lalette Littlejohn

Makeup Assistant

David Mahaffey

Carpenter

Tony Mahalopolous

Driver

Willie Mann

Dolly Grip

Brad Marshall

Sound

Glenn Matayoshi

Props Assistant

Jonas C. Matz

Medic

John Mcclain

Special Thanks To

Rusty Mcclennon

Stunts

Rita Mcghee

Costumes

Morgan Mcguinnes

Driver

Malcolm Mclaren

Song

Regina Mcleod

Production Assistant

Chaz Merriam

Driver

Sandra Middleton

Assistant Director

Bobby Miller

Song

Juan Minaya

Song

Robyn Mitchell

Location Casting

Mike Moad

Dolly Grip

Marnie Moore

Foley Artist

Film Details

Also Known As
Five Heartbeats, Heartbeats
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 1m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1991

Released in United States on Video September 12, 1991

Released in United States Spring March 29, 1991

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica February 28 - March 8, 1991.

Began shooting March 19, 1990.

Completed shooting May 23, 1990.

Film noted "In loving memory of John Sherrod".

Film was a negative pickup for 20th Century Fox.

Released in United States 1991 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica February 28 - March 8, 1991.)

Released in United States Spring March 29, 1991

Released in United States on Video September 12, 1991