Fans of the 1991 dramedy musical, ‘The Five Heartbeats’ got a taste of nostalgia after seeing pictures posted on social media reuniting the actors during this year’s Tribeca Film Festivals. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE. Actors Robert Townsend, Harry Lennix, Michael Wright, John Terrell, Tico Wells, and Leon appeared on the […]

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The Five Heartbeats is considered a classic movie. But have you ever really thought about the work that went into it? Robert Townsend gives a behind the scenes account of what went into making the classic film in his new documentary, The Making Of The Five Heartbeats. Townsend says that as an artist, “you do […]

Robert Townsend has been working on his documentary, Making Of The Five Heartbeats, for years. But now, “it’s finally ready to be born.” The documentary chronicles Townsend’s journey as a young black writer/director. About 10,000 people auditioned to be in the film, including a Hollywood star. Townsend did not want to name the star but […]

  Robert Townsend takes the stage at the 2016 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion to announce the world premiere of The Five Hearbeats screening to a select group of participants in Orlando.   “Today I am screening the documentary. People always ask how I made and cast the movie, so we’re going to have the world […]


Rodney Perry asks the question we have always wanted to know during a Five Heartbeats talk back on the 2016 Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage. Like on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

  Roland Martin talks to actor Leon about his legendary career, his band Leon And The Peoples and the two new television and film projects. “The Five Heartbeats…it’s amazing the life it has. AOL Voices did a poll five years ago of the top 25 African American films and The Five Heartbeats was number one and […]

  4/26/16- Just how big was The Five Hearbeats karoke? Click the link above to hear why next year they’ll need a bigger space!

  4/25/16- Robert Townsend is aboard the 2016 Fantastic Voyage presented by Ford and he’s brought along a few cast members from The Five Heartbeats. Click the link above to hear about the 25th anniversary of the film and find out which actor’s grandparents met at an HBCU.

  Playin’ For Love will be released on DVD tomorrow and the star-studded film features Salli Richardson Whitfield, Jenifer Lewis and Robert Townsend. Movie veteran Robert Townsend talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about his new film, the upcoming Five Heartbeats documentary and bringing a few of the guys aboard the 2016 Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage […]

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The Five Heartbeats is a black film classic, scratch that, it is simply a film classic that made it’s impact through memorable music, unforgettable lines and scenes that will be re-enacted until the end of time! The 25th anniversary (wow!) of the film will be celebrated on the 2016 Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage presented […]

  Before the world knew Harry Lennix as Assistant FBI Director Harold Cooper on NBC’s crime thriller, Blacklist, many of us knew the talented actor as Dresser in the Robert Townsend produced, The Five Heartbeats. On the helm of the film’s 25-year anniversary, the entire cast is set to be on the Tom Joyner 2016 […]