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.
Play throws Kid the 'mutha' of bachelor parties when the high-haired one decides to get married. Starring Kid 'n Play, TLC and Bernie Mac.
The raucous events leading up to and after the 'mutha' of all urban teen parties. Starring Kid 'n Play and Martin Lawrence. Directed by Reginald Hudlin.
Jon Jon Harris sees a ripe opportunity for a major party when he snags the job house-sitting for his rich Uncle Charles.
a funny and very exciting thing, with strobes and bright colors to enhance the moment, all along side a techno sound track.
When Kid's college money is stolen by a crooked music promoter, Play's solution is to stage the 'mutha' of all pajama parties. Starring Kid 'n Play and Martin Lawrence.
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