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Big Red (Five Heartbeats)

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Big Red
Big Red is the main antagonist in the 1991 movie The Five Heartbeats.

He was played by Hawthorne James.

He is a mobster/gangster, seemingly with little to no respect for those who work for him. He is easily set off, even for something as trivial as talking business during leisure time. Bird of The Midnight Falcons learned this the hard way. He is a ruthless, and not at all an 'honorable thief'. His worst act was killing Jimmy, manager of The Five Heartbeats. He goes so far as to attend Jimmy's funeral , at first pretending to be sad, then casually disrespecting Jimmy's family including hitting on his widow. His final fate was both well-earned and well-deserved.

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The Five Heartbeats beatdown


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