The Five Heartbeats is a 1991 American musical drama film directed by, co-written by & starring Robert Townsend, which was released by 20th Century Fox on March 29, 1991.
The film follows the three decade career about the ups & downs of fictional R&B group, The Five Heartbeats.
- Robert Townsend as Donald "Duck" Matthews
- Leon Robinson as J.T. Matthews
- Michael Wright as Eddie King, Jr.
- Tico Wells as Anthony "Choirboy" Stone
- Harry J. Lennix as Terrence "Dresser" Williams
- Hawthorne James as Big Red Davis
- Chuck Patterson as Jimmy Potter
- Diahann Carroll as Eleanor Potter
- John Canada Terrell as Michael "Flash" Turner
- Roy Fegan as Victor "Bird" Thomas
- Harold Nicholas as Ernest "Sarge" Johnson
- Troy Beyer as Baby Doll
- Theresa Randle as Brenda
- Lamont Johnson as Bobby Cassanova
- Carla Brothers as Tanya Sawyer
- Tressa Thomas as Duck's Little Sister