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Klaus Maria Brandauer
The true story of The Temptations, the Soul vocal group of the 1960s, as seen from the viewpoint of the last surviving member, Otis Williams. Beginning from their humble origins in the late 50s and continuing through the 90s and the deaths of the other 4 members.Written by
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The Temptations' famous "Four-headed Microphone Stand" doesn't debut until Dennis Edwards had replaced David Ruffin. In reality, the Stand was the brainchild of Ruffin himself. The group members talked about making a trademark that would distinguish them as a group. Ruffin suggested having a custom-made stand that could house four microphones, giving them ample room to dance; much more convenient than having to gather around a single microphone. After having it made, the group implemented it into their act in 1966; nearly two years before Ruffin was fired. See more »
In the opening concert scene the saxophone alternates between standing on the drum riser and the stage between shots. See more »
I have not been so emotionally involved in a television film in a long time,but along comes this charming,insightful,and wonderful film. The cast does a superb job. I never knew much about the temps, one of the greatest groups of all time, had so much strife and personal pain.This movie is an instant classic. I have a much better appreciation for their impact on rock and roll history after seeing this movie.
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