Overview

In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. Each claims to be the widow of long-dead doo-wop singer-songwriter Frankie Lyman, and each wants years of royalties due to his estate, money Levy has never shared. During an ensuing civil trial, flashbacks tell the story of each one's life with Lyman, a boyish, high-pitched, dynamic performer, lost to heroin. Slowly, the three wives establish their own bond.

  1. Tina Andrews

    Writer

  2. Gregory Nava

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Vivica A. Fox

    Vivica A. Fox

    Elizabeth 'Mickey' Waters

  2. Lela Rochon

    Lela Rochon

    Emira Eagle

  3. Halle Berry

    Halle Berry

    Zola Taylor

  4. Larenz Tate

    Larenz Tate

    Frankie Lymon

  5. Pamela Reed

    Pamela Reed

    Judge Lambrey

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Release Information

  • August 28, 1998
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 56m

Budget -

Revenue $12,413,650.00

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