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What's Love Got to Do with It ()


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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 & 13 nominations.
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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
Michelle Andera Jackson ...
Choir Member
Francis Cheathon ...
Choir Member
Dena Ellerbee ...
Choir Member
Belldawn Best ...
Choir Member
Maggie McGee ...
Choir Member
Billie Barnum ...
Choir Member
Alfie Silas ...
Choir Member
Jeanne Steele ...
Choir Member
Oren Waters ...
Choir Member
Cassandra Thames ...
Choir Member
Valetta Barber ...
Choir Member
Emery Shaw ...
Organ Player (as Rev. Emery Shaw)
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Grandma Georgiana
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Zelma Bullock
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Tina Turner
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Alline Bullock
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Reggie
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Fross (as Chi)
Terrence Riggins ...
Spider
Gene 'Groove' Allen ...
Club Announcer
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Ike Turner
Morris O'Connor ...
The Kings of Rhythm
Larry Washington ...
The Kings of Rhythm
Jack guitarist Allen ...
The Kings of Rhythm (as Joe Allen)
Michael Sessions ...
The Kings of Rhythm
L. Van Taylor ...
The Kings of Rhythm
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Audience Female #1
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Audience Female #2
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Audience Female #3
Eartha Robinson ...
Audience Female #4
Kate Lanier ...
Stripper on Balcony
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Jackie
Pamala Tyson ...
Leanne
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Darlene
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Lorraine Taylor (as Penny Johnson)
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Boutique Clerk (as Jacqueline Woolsey)
Mayah McCoy ...
Young Hairdresser
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El Paso Doctor (as Barry 'Shabaka' Henley)
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Apollo Announcer
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Phil Spector
Patricia Sill ...
Spector's Assistant
Ronnie Turner ...
The Revue
Michael Butler ...
The Revue
Greg Cook ...
The Revue
Michael Smith ...
The Revue
Brian Cayle ...
The Revue
Darrel Richards ...
The Revue
Walter Davis ...
The Revue
Barry O'Neill ...
Kid #1
Alexandra Glazer ...
Kid #2 (as Ali Glazer)
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Kid #3
Elijah Saleem ...
Ike Jr. Age 16
Tyrandis Holmes ...
Young Ike Jr.
Jamaine Harrington ...
Young Michael
Devon Davison ...
Young Ronnie
Eric E. Thomas II ...
Young Craig (as Eric Thomas)
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Dance Show Host (as Bob Kane)
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Ike Turner Jr.
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Michael Turner
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Ronnie Turner
Suli McCullough ...
Craig Turner
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London Announcer
Wynonna Smith ...
4th Ikette
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5th Ikette (as Rosemarie Jackson)
Michael David Simms ...
Ike's Lawyer
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Anna's Lawyer
Rudolph Willrich ...
Judge
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ICU Nurse
Terrence Evans ...
Bus Driver
Richard Stay ...
Partygoer #1
Nelson Parks ...
Partygoer #2
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Partygoer #3
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Bellhop
Joe Vant ...
Hotel Clerk
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George (the Ramada Inn Manager)
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Hotel Porter
James Reyne ...
Roger Davies
James Ralston ...
Guitarist
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Keyboards Player
Jack Bruno ...
Drummer
Bob Feit ...
Bass Player
Kenny Moore ...
Piano Player
Daniel Allan Carlin ...
Conductor
Dean Minerd ...
Stage Hand
Fred Ponzlov ...
Manager #1
Tom De Carlo ...
Manager #2 (as Tom DeCarlo)
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Manager #3 (as Richard B. Livingston)
Louis Mawcinitt ...
Manager #4
Owen Bush ...
Old Man
Herb Muller ...
Old Man #2
Sparkle ...
Old Woman #1
Helen Brown ...
Old Woman #2
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Old Man #3
Page Mosely ...
Ritz Announcer
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Nurse
Rick Felkins ...
Stage Manager
Robert Lesser ...
Fairmount M.C.
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Herself (archiveFootage)
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Tina Turner Impersonator (uncredited)
Ryal Haakenson ...
Concert Goer (uncredited)
Richard Kelly ...
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
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Concert Goer (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
Leonardo Velez ...
Mexican Minister (uncredited)

Directed by

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Brian Gibson

Written by

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Tina Turner ... (book "I, Tina") and
Kurt Loder ... (book "I, Tina")
 
Kate Lanier ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Doug Chapin ... producer
Roger Davies ... executive producer
Mario Iscovich ... executive producer
Pat Kehoe ... co-producer
Barry Krost ... producer

Music by

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Stanley Clarke

Cinematography by

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Jamie Anderson

Film Editing by

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Stuart H. Pappé ... (as Stuart Pappé)

Editorial Department

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David Bryden ... color timer
Tara Duncan ... apprentice editor
Thomas J. Finnan ... additional film editor
Moonstar Greene ... assistant editor
Mike Hill ... additional film editor (as Michael J. Hill)
Kevin Lindstrom ... assistant editor (as Kevin J. Lindstrom)
Paula McKee ... first assistant editor
Maria Montoreano ... second assistant editor
Paisley Pappé-Iredell ... assistant editor (as Paisley Pappé)
David Rawlins ... additional film editor (as Dave Rawlins)
Theresa Repola Mohammed ... negative cutter
Kristina Trirogoff ... apprentice editor
Albert Coleman ... first assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Reuben Cannon

Production Design by

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Stephen Altman

Art Direction by

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Richard L. Johnson ... (as Richard Johnson)

Set Decoration by

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Rick Simpson

Costume Design by

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Ruth E. Carter ... (as Ruth Carter)

Makeup Department

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Bernadine M. Anderson ... makeup artist
Jane Aull ... makeup artist
Marietta Carter-Narcisse ... makeup designer (as Marietta A. Carter)
Sheila Evers ... makeup artist
Carolyn Ferguson ... hair stylist (as Caroline Ferguson)
Cat'Ania McCoy-Howze ... makeup artist
Geri B. Oppenheim ... key makeup artist
Wynona Price ... makeup artist (as Wynona Y. Price)
Elaina P. Schulman ... assistant hair style consultant
Robert L. Stevenson ... hair designer
Ann Wadlington ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Pat Kehoe ... unit production manager
Michele Weisler ... production supervisor
Angel Pine ... Post Production Executive (uncredited)
Alex Schwartz ... production executive: Disney/Touchstone (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Clare Durand ... dga trainee
Hilbert Hakim ... second second assistant director
Sandra M. Middleton ... second assistant director (as Sandra Middleton)
Kimberly Sizemore ... additional second second assistant director (as Kimberly J. Sizemore)
Rebecca Strickland ... additional second second assistant director
Barry K. Thomas ... first assistant director (as Barry Thomas)
Michael Winter ... additional second second assistant director

Art Department

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Jeff Ackerman ... assistant property master
Tom Altobello ... assistant property master
Will Blount ... property master (as William Blount)
Chris Buchinsky ... illustrator
Monica Castro ... assistant property master (as Monica Ragan)
Mike Higelmire ... lead man
David Hopkins ... set dresser
David B. Long ... construction foreman
Dave Margolin ... painter
Douglas McKay ... lead man (as Douglas James McKay)
Michael Mikita ... stand-by painter (as Mike Mikita)
Luigi Mugavero ... lead man
Michael Reinhart ... construction coordinator
David Ronan ... on-set dresser
John A. Scott III ... lead man
Lauren York ... construction foreman
Cosmas A. Demetriou ... set designer (uncredited)
Glenn Forbes ... set dresser (uncredited)
Ted Haigh ... graphic designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bruce Bell ... sound editor
Allan Bromberg ... sound editor
David E. Campbell ... re-recording mixer (as David Campbell)
Jane E. Carpenter ... supervising adr editor (as Jane Carpenter-Wilson)
Jeff Clark ... sound editor
Marilyn Graf ... foley mixer
Dale Johnston ... sound editor
Dave Losko ... sound mixer: second unit
Hudson B. Marquez ... cable person
Lori Martino ... assistant sound editor
James Moriana ... foley artist
Colin C. Mouat ... sound editor (as Colin Mowat)
John T. Reitz ... re-recording mixer (as John Reitz)
Art Rochester ... production sound mixer (as Arthur Rochester)
Gregg Rudloff ... re-recording mixer
Douglas J. Schulman ... boom operator
Solange S. Schwalbe ... sound editor
John Stacy ... supervising sound editor
Winfred Tennison ... cable person
Dan Thomas ... sound editor
Bill Weinman ... assistant sound editor
Jeffrey Wilhoit ... foley artist
Jim Borgardt ... adr editor (uncredited)
Allen Hurd ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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James Fredburg ... special effects coordinator (as James K. Fredburg)

Visual Effects by

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Bruce A. Block ... matte cameraman

Stunts

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LaFaye Baker ... stunts (as La Faye Baker) / stunts
Kym Washington Longino ... stunt double (as Kym Washington) / stunts (as Kym Washinton)
William Washington ... stunt coordinator
Eddie L. Watkins ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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John Bertram ... grip
Billy Clevenger ... first assistant camera (as William G. Clevenger)
R. Scott Goodrich ... second assistant camera
Conrad W. Hall ... camera operator
Steve Hastings ... best boy rigger
Sidney James ... supervisor: on-camera musicians
Scott C. Keys ... rigging electrician
Kevin J. Lang ... assistant chief lighting technician
Al LaVerde ... key grip
Louis Mawcinitt ... lighting design consultant
Steven C. McGee ... chief lighting technician (as Steve McGee)
Tom Munshower ... camera operator
John Powers ... grip
D. Stevens ... still photographer
Ty Suehiro ... best boy grip / dolly grip
Clarence Tindell ... grip
Scott Tindell ... grip (as Scott A. Tindell)
Clay H. Wilson ... best boy grip
Michael S. Endler ... first assistant camera: second camera (uncredited)
William McLachlan ... automated lighting programmer (uncredited)
Ron Newburn ... rigging electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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David Giella ... casting associate
Barbara Harris ... adr voice casting
Leigh Ann Oshirak ... casting assistant
Marshall Peck ... extras casting
Patrick Cunningham ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Joe Diaz ... costumer
Darryle Johnson ... contributing costume designer
Jennifer Lax ... key costumer
Robert Mata ... on-set costumer
Rita McGhee ... on-set costumer
Susie Money ... key costumer
Hector Morales ... costume supervisor
Tracey White ... costumer
Dana R. Woods ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Richard Davis Jr. ... location manager (as Richard Davis)
Jay Gowey ... location representative: Harbor Star Stage
Jody Hummer ... location manager
Steven D. Levine ... assistant location manager (as Steve Levine)

Music Department

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Daniel Allan Carlin ... music supervisor
Jeff Carson ... music editor
Tony DeFranco ... song production coordinator
Jorge Del Barrio ... conductor (as George Del Barrio) / orchestrator (as George Del Barrio)
Peter M. Gordon ... flute
Dan Humann ... music scoring mixer
Charles Martin Inouye ... music editor
Daryl B. Kell ... assistant music editor (as Daryl Kell)
William Kidd ... conductor / orchestrator
Chris Lord-Alge ... music mixer: songs / music recordist: songs
Norman Ludwin ... musician (bass)
Joseph Magee ... music mixer: songs
Seth Riggs ... vocal coach
Allen Sides ... music scoring mixer
Michael Thompson ... musician: guitar solos
Fred Vogler ... music playback operator
Reggie Wilson ... orchestra contractor
Matt Walker ... music executive (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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William Hogue ... driver
Maylon Houston ... transportation coordinator (as Maylon 'Skook' Houston)
Ron Kelley ... transportation captain (as Ron Kelly)
Robert Neilson ... transportation coordinator
David Rosler ... transportation co-captain

Other crew

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Kent Belli ... second assistant accountant
Noel Bermudez ... production accountant
John Dennis ... assistant to producers
Jessica Drake ... dialect coach
Terry J. Erdmann ... unit publicist (as Terry Erdmann)
Michael Ferron ... assistant: Mr. Carlin
Dominic Fidelibus ... supervising copyist
Linda Folsom ... production coordinator
Jill Rene Gilbert ... assistant to executive producer (as Jill Gilbert)
Dawn Gilliam ... script supervisor
Bonnie Hamilton ... technical advisor
Jane Harrison ... first assistant accountant
Kenneth Iwamasa ... assistant: Mr. Chapin
Stephanie Koules ... assistant: Mr. Gibson
Kurt Loder ... consultant
Rick Marcena ... construction accountant
Vicki Matlin ... caterer
Peter Pav ... production assistant
Michael Peters ... choreographer
Angelo Rivers ... head wrangler
Eartha Robinson ... assistant choreographer
Deborah Ross ... title designer
Andrew T. Rothmund ... assistant: Ms. Bassett
Steven Tyler Sahlein ... post production manager
Eleva Singleton ... production assistant (as D. Eleva Singleton)
Kevin Beard ... production assistant (uncredited)
Jeff Coopwood ... adr voice (uncredited)
Deanna Esmaeel ... animal trainer (uncredited)
Barbara Gregson ... film researcher (uncredited)
Kathy Kurasch ... techincal advisor (uncredited)
Kevin Longden ... guitar coach: Mr. Fishburne (uncredited)
Gabriel Trupin ... dancer (uncredited)
Emeline Williams-Sahlein ... production coordinator (uncredited)

Thanks

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Rhonda Graam ... special thanks
Chuck Lanham ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Tina (France)
  • What's Love Got to Do with It? (Germany)
  • Tina (Spain)
  • kaj ima ljubezen s tem (Slovenia)
  • Tina (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 118 min
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Budget $15,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Laurence Fishburne turned down the role of Ike Turner five times. When he learned that Angela Bassett had won the role of Tina Turner, he changed his mind. See more »
Goofs In a scene dated 1968, Ike and Tina open for the Rolling Stones, doing "Proud Mary." The Stones didn't do any concerts in 1968; Ike and Tina opened for them in 1969. Creedence Clearwater Revival's original version was released in 1970. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Life with Mikey/Super Mario Bros./Guilty as Sin/What's Love Got to Do with It (1993). See more »
Soundtracks I Don't Wanna Fight See more »
Quotes Ike Turner, Sr.: Hey, Anna Mae, where you goin'? I need to get some sleep!
Tina Turner: Go straight to hell, Ike!
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