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Jackie's Back! (1999)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  14 June 1999 (USA)
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"Mockumentry" 60's diva Jackie Washington (her g-grandparents where George Washington's slaves). Jenifer Lewis is our leading lady with an incredible singing voice. Jackie is planning her ... See full summary »

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Edward Whatsett St. John
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Antandra Washington (Jackie's Daughter)
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Shaniqua Summers Wells (Jackie's Daughter)
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Nurse Ethyl Washington Rue Owens (Jackie's Sister)
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Wilson Wells (Jackie's Grandson)
Loren Freeman ...
Kim (Jackie's Costume Designer)
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Marvin Pritz (Jackie's Former Manager)
Patti Austin ...
Herself (Gospel Singer at Peaches' Funeral
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Snookie Tate (Jackie's Childhood Friend)
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Pammy Dunbar (Host)
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Perry (The Deaf Rehearsal Pianist)
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Lola Molina (Jackie's Stalker)
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Miss Krumes (Jackie's Play Mama)
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Jo Face (Jackie's Vocal Coach)
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"Mockumentry" 60's diva Jackie Washington (her g-grandparents where George Washington's slaves). Jenifer Lewis is our leading lady with an incredible singing voice. Jackie is planning her comeback tour coinciding with Tim Curry as her interviewer. Famous faces are dishing the dirt on her, including Bette Midler, Whoopi Goldberg, David Hyde Pierce, Chris Rock. Written by Cheryl Rose

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Jackie's Back: Portrait of a Diva  »

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Jackie only made one movie: Whipped Creme: Coco's Revenge (1975). A proposed sequel, Coco Can Burn Your Tongue, was never produced. See more »

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Chris Rock: I influenced... a lot of Jackie's work. I never wanted money. I didn't want the fame. I just wanted some love... and she couldn't give it.
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Very good mockumentary film
15 April 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw Jackie's Back! for quite a few reasons, some more obvious than others, and I was very impressed. I loved the mockumentary style the film is told in, and I loved the lighting, costumes and sets too captured very well by some great camera work. I don't need to say how good the music is, I'll drop a hint actually it's brilliant and the renditions are every bit as good as well. The story may have some predictable spots, but it is well-paced and never fails to be interesting, and the script even with the odd dry area is ceaselessly hilarious. The performances and cameos are great. Jennifer Lewis is a revelation, being sassy, warm and endearing all at once, complete with a terrific voice. I am a huge Tim Curry fan, and while he sometimes overdoes the stuffiness and pomposity of his character he seems to be having great fun. Some of the biggest joys of Jackie's Back! were the cameos, the best of which were Whoopi Goldberg and David Hyde Pierce. The ending is sentimental, but effective. All in all, very good and entertaining. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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