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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Keith Glover (teleplay)
Fantasia Barrino (book) (in part)
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Release Date:
19 August 2006 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
My story is I believe
Plot:
Fantasia Barrino overcomes sexual abuse, illiteracy, and other setbacks and becomes the winner of "American Idol" in 2004. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Fantasia Barrino ... Fantasia Barrino

Loretta Devine ... Addie Collins

Viola Davis ... Diane Barrino

Kadeem Hardison ... Joseph Barrino

Chico Benymon ... Rodney Birks

Jamia Simone Nash ... Young Fantasia

JoNell Kennedy ... Barbara

Cedric Pendleton ... Johnny Lee

Julius Tennon ... Mr. Emanuel

Thomas Tah Hyde III ... Rico Barrino
Norman Nixon Jr. ... Dwayne

Paul Amadi ... Young Rico

Terrance Thomas ... Young Tiny

Deanna Dawn ... Ruby
Toussant Duchess ... Wanda Jean
Rhianna Mack ... Dot
Marci Stringer ... Tess
Bryce Ruffins ... Keireece

Clyde Jones ... Cicero
Walter Breaux ... Mr. Morse

Greg Di Leo ... Publicist Ed

Michael Arata ... Officer Kelvin
M.A. Cole ... Dr. Birks

Ashley LeConte Campbell ... Ms. Windsor
Brandi Coleman ... Valerie
Meredith McCoy Mauldin ... Patti

David Jensen ... Interviewer

Lyle Brocato ... Registrator
Gavin Lewis ... Clerk

Rusty Tennant ... Security Guard
Micaiah Jae McZeal ... Zion Two

Andrea Frankle ... Producer One

Marcus Lyle Brown ... Producer Two

Mark Adam ... Producer Three
India Scandrick ... Teasing Girl

Paula Abdul ... Herself (archive footage)

Simon Cowell ... Himself (archive footage)

Diana DeGarmo ... Herself (archive footage)

Randy Jackson ... Himself (archive footage)

Ryan Seacrest ... Himself (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julia Adams ... Record Producer / Judge (uncredited)
Michele Adams ... Church Member / Producer (uncredited)

Debbie Allen ... American Idol Auditionee in Sunglasses (uncredited)
Chris Bailey ... Bully (uncredited)

Barbara Balentine ... Methodist Church member (uncredited)

Shellita Boxie ... Nurse (uncredited)
Deejay Buras ... Fan in crowd (uncredited)
Richard Diggs ... Methodist Preacher (uncredited)
Toussaint Duchess ... Wanda Jean (uncredited)

Joe Fontana ... Public School Teacher (uncredited)

Anthony Gangi ... American Idol Auditionee (uncredited)

Geraldine Glenn ... Church Attendee (uncredited)
Chuck Halley ... Methodist Church Deacon (uncredited)
Jacob Hamil ... Mean Student (uncredited)
Mary Hill ... Background actress (uncredited)

Bria Hobgood ... Competitor (uncredited)

Cliff Johnson ... Bartender (uncredited)
Raymond Lapino ... Sleeping Methodist Church member (uncredited)
Cynthia LeBlanc ... Preachers Wife (uncredited)
Elton LeBlanc ... Security Guard (uncredited)
Cynthia Leigh ... Blue Faery (uncredited)

Audrey Lynn ... Nurse (uncredited)
Maureen Phelan ... Church attendee (uncredited)
Allison Robin ... Contestant (uncredited)

Aaron Sauer ... American Idol contestant (uncredited)
Louis St. Romain ... Dancer / American Idol contestant (uncredited)
Denise Sweet ... Mean Girl (uncredited)
Theodore Thyssen ... Store Patron (uncredited)

Nadia Walden ... American Idol Hopeful (uncredited)
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Directed by
Debbie Allen 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Keith Glover (teleplay)

Fantasia Barrino (book "Life Is Not a Fairy Tale") (in part)

Produced by
Kimberly C. Anderson .... co-executive producer
Ron Binkowski .... co-producer
Robert O. Green .... executive producer
Bill Haber .... executive producer
John J. McMahon .... producer
Christopher Morgan .... producer
Malcolm Petal .... co-executive producer
Ellyn Williams .... co-executive producer
 
Cinematography by
John Simmons 
 
Film Editing by
Lillian Benson 
 
Casting by
Mark Fincannon 
Peter Wise 
 
Production Design by
Bernt Amadeus Capra 
 
Art Direction by
Frank Zito 
 
Set Decoration by
Raymond Pumilia 
 
Costume Design by
Malikka Coston 
Jillian Kreiner 
 
Production Management
Rob Leifer .... music production manager
Christopher Morgan .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott August .... second assistant director
Alan Breton .... first assistant director
Sherman Shelton Jr. .... second second assistant director
Paul Uddo .... additional second assistant director
 
Art Department
Hannah Beachler .... set dresser
Chris Britt .... set dresser
Gus Coto .... leadman
Ryan Martin Dwyer .... set dresser
Alexandra Eagle .... art assistant
Beau Harrison .... props
Juliana Hoffpauir .... assistant property master
Sam Lothridge .... on-set dresser
Michelle Marchand II .... buyer
Leonard Marchand .... property master (as Leonard Lavigueur)
Brent Stewart .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Gregory Black .... utility sound technician
Sean Byrne .... supervising sound editor
David C. Eichhorn .... sound editor
Kevin Fisher .... sound effects editor
Jeffrey Haupt .... sound mixer
Ruby C. Haupt .... boom operator
Dean St. John .... adr mixer
Christopher Tiffany .... playback
David Torres .... foley mixer
John St. Denis .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Trace Cheramie .... stunts
Jeff Galpin .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Applebaum .... camera operator: "b" camera
Michael Charbonnet .... first assistant camera
David C. Edwards .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Franklin Jones II .... grip
Wells A. Smith .... key rigging grip
Earl Woods .... lighting technician
 
Casting Department
James Bearb .... casting assistant
Lauri David .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Malikka Coston .... costumer
Jennifer Kamrath .... costume supervisor
Ashley Martin .... set costumer
Meagan McLaughlin .... key set costumer
Ashlie Philastre .... extras costumer
Giselle Spence .... seamstress
Lesley D. Wickham .... extras costumer
 
Editorial Department
Larry Field .... final colorist
Felicia D. Moore .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Stan Jones .... music editor
Rickey Minor .... musical director
 
Transportation Department
John DeVay .... fuel truck driver
Donald Dibartolo .... transportation co-captain
Rene Horstmann .... driver
Earl R. Hurst Sr. .... transportation captain
Dan Romero .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Les Arceneaux .... location assistant
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances
Erin Borel .... production coordinator
Shellita Boxie .... personal trainer
Shellita Boxie .... stand-in
Christopher C. Brown .... production assistant
Chris Browne .... key craft service
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice director
Ariane Chatman .... payroll accountant
Lucia Hallett .... production assistant
John Lavis .... set medic: day player
Paul Lucero .... location assistant
Clayton Lyons .... production assistant
Casey Moore .... office production assistant
Holly O'Quin .... set medic
Gerson Paz .... set production assistant
Annie Poirier .... assistant production coordinator
Nicholas Sarando .... script supervisor
Claire Schexnayder .... production assistant
Mathilde Semmes .... intern
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances
Trey Sullivan .... first assistant accountant
Tim Turner .... production accountant
John M. White .... key set production assistant
Sarah Nunez .... executive assistant: co-executive producer (uncredited)
Theodore Thyssen .... stand-in (uncredited)
 

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Brazil:88 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Debbie Allen has a brief cameo as a woman in sunglasses auditioning for American Idol.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features "American Idol" (2002)See more »
Soundtrack:
God Bless The ChildSee more »

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16 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Wow!, 19 August 2006
Author: binasings from United States

I have a new found respect for Miss Fantasia! Not only did she do a wonderful job playing herself, but you are left inspired by her story.

This movie was well casted and directed brilliantly by Debbie Allen. Lorretta Divine is just that! Kadeem Hardison is a riot and adds comedic flavor to the mix. Viola Davis is a joy to watch as Fantasia's mother. Thomas Hyde III does a nice job in the supporting role of her brother.

There are wonderful musical segments that enhance the story as well-just enough that it doesn't take away from the plot.

This is something that you just have to see for yourself. I suggest you have a box of tissues next to you.

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