Ike Turner, Sr.: Hey, Anna Mae, where you goin'? I need to get some sleep!
Tina Turner: Go straight to hell, Ike!
Judge: I want you to be very sure about this. This means you're gonna walk out of here with absolutely nothing.
Tina Turner: Except my name. I'll give up all that other stuff, but only if I get to keep my name. I've worked too hard for it, your honor.
Ike Turner, Sr.: The name is mine. The name got my daddy's blood on it. If she wanna go, she can go wherever she wanna go, but the name stays home!
Tina Turner: [to the audience] You know, every now and then, I think you might like to hear something from us nice and easy. But there's just one thing: we never, ever do nothing nice and easy, we always do it nice and rough. So we're gonna take the beginning of this song and do it easy, and then we're gonna do the finish rough. That's the way we do Creedence Clearwater's "Proud Mary".
Tina Turner: I just believe that anything is possible. You know, anything. Now, it took me a long time to get Ike out of my system. And now that I've done that, I'm ready. I'm ready and I know what I want.
Zelma Bullock: Now, Anna Mae, I know I wasn't around. But believe me, you were too young to know what was going on with your daddy and me.
Tina Turner: Did Alline understand? She ain't that much older then me.
Zelma Bullock: Now, don't think you're going to come live in my house and make me feel bad. You're gonna have to pull your own weight, girl. This ain't just some party town, you hear?
Jackie: [after being hit by Ike for defending Tina] Fuck you, Ike! I'm outta here. You ain't got to hit me but once!
Tina Turner: Jackie, it's alright!
Jackie: It's not alright unless the motherfucker piles on you! If you had any sense, you'd get outta here, too.
Ike Turner, Sr.: [throws Jackie's bag at her] If you had any sense, you'd get the fuck out of here!
Jackie: [to Ike] KISS MY ASS!
Jackie: You're a dead woman if you stay here!
Ike Turner, Sr.: And don't let me catch you around in my house either! Come on, sit down and eat some cake, Anna Mae.
Tina Turner: [Walks up to the hotel counter bruised and bloodied] I need to speak to your manager
Hotel Clerk: yes ma'am, right away
Tina Turner: [George turns around] My name is Tina Turner, my husband and I just had a fight, I'm suppose to perform at the academy tonight.
Tina Turner: But if you would give me a room, I SWEAR I will pay you back,
George (the Ramada Inn Manager): [she starts to take off her jewelry] that wont be necessary Ms. Turner, I'd be honored.
Grandma Georgiana: Your mama had to go away for a while.
Young Anna Mae Bullock: When is she coming back to get me?
Grandma Georgiana: She ain't, honey. She just ain't.
Jackie: [to Anna Mae] Lorraine was Ike's last gig. He's always booking ahead. Now, you watch yourself.
Ike Turner, Sr.: [to Tina] Now, we got the right song in the right place at the right time! Now, I need you to get out on that stage right now!
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
Ike Turner, Sr.: [to Tina] Now, you listen to me. I MADE you. You were nothing before you met me, and you ain't gonna be nothing without me.
[FIRST TITLE CARD]: The lotus flower is a flower that grows in the mud.
[FIRST TITLE CARD]: The thicker and deeper the mud, the more beautiful the lotus blooms.
[FIRST TITLE CARDS]: This thought is expressed in the Buddhist chant: Namu Myoho Renge Kyo
[LAST TITLE CARD]: Ike Turner was later arrested on drug related charges. He was convicted and served time in a California State Prison.
[LAST TITLE CARD]: "What's Love Got To Do With It?" hit number one. Tina's first solo album won four Grammy Awards including Record of the Year.
[LAST TITLE CARD]: Tina has become one of the world's top recording artists. Her tours continue to break concert attendance records worldwide.