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What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)

The story of singer Tina Turner's rise to stardom and how she gained the courage to break free from her abusive husband, Ike Turner.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Young Anna Mae (as Rae'Ven Kelly)
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Choir Mistress
Dororthy Thorton ...
Choir Member (as Dorothy Thornton)
Demetrice Cheathon ...
Choir Member
Nita Woods Allen ...
Choir Member
Helen Marie Lovelace ...
Choir Member
Natalie Wilson ...
Choir Member
Seymour Daniel Jr. ...
Choir Member
David McKinney ...
Choir Member
Jayd Stanfield ...
Choir Member
Maurice O'Neal ...
Choir Member
Frank Rasberry ...
Choir Member
Monroe Howard ...
Choir Member
Serist Roberts ...
Choir Member
Wakeen Best ...
Choir Member
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Storyline

Anna Mae Bullock always had a special voice. Soon after arriving in St. Louis to live with the mother who had walked out when she was small, the now teenage Anna Mae soon attracts the attention of pop group leader Ike Turner. She becomes the band's singer, his wife, and mother to his children - not all hers. In love with Ike and determined not to leave in the way her mother had, she finds herself the target of increasing violence from her unstable husband who can't see who is making the band such a success. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken? See more »

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Rated R for domestic violence, strong language, drug use and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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25 June 1993 (USA)  »

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What's Love Got to Do with It  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,583,230 (UK) (15 October 1993)

Gross:

$39,100,956 (USA)
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Trivia

Tina Turner has said publicly that she's never actually seen this movie and says most of which is depicted did not happen as well. See more »

Goofs

Lorraine's jacket falls off her shoulders when she drops her children off at Ike and Tina's house. In the next shot, it's back on her shoulders. See more »

Quotes

Ike Turner, Sr.: I miss you Ann, I'm tired of this, this has gone on long enough I want you to come home, I know everything between us wasn't right, look everybody's got problems and I'm trying to take care of mine and I gave up that narcotic, I'm telling you right here, right now that I'm going to try to do right by you this time
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Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.195 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

(Darlin') You Know I Love You
Written by B.B. King and Jules Bihari (as Jules Taub)
Performed by Laurence Fishburne and Tina Turner
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Bassett's finest hour
20 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

Angela Bassett is amazing in this life story of Tina Turner. Laurence Fishburne is less successful but I don't think his character was written as well. The Golden Globe that Angela won was well-deserved and I hope this is not the highlight of her career. The only thing that bothered me was seeing the real Tina at the end; I felt that it took away from the actress.


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