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The Five Heartbeats (1991)

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121 min | Drama, Music

The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group.
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$1,630,689
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$8,750,400
Gross (World)
$8,750,400
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Mar 29, 1991 (United States)

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7.6 / 10 | 3,309 votes