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Jackie's Back! (1999)

"Mockumentry" 60's diva Jackie Washington (her ancestors were 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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Robert Townsend
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jenifer Lewis ... Jackie Washington
Tim Curry ... Edward Whatsett St. John
T.V. Blake T.V. Blake ... Antandra Washington (Jackie's Daughter)
Tangie Ambrose ... Shaniqua Summers Wells (Jackie's Daughter)
Whoopi Goldberg ... Nurse Ethyl Washington Rue Owens (Jackie's Sister)
Robert Bailey Jr. ... Wilson Wells (Jackie's Grandson)
Loren Freeman Loren Freeman ... Kim (Jackie's Costume Designer)
Tom Arnold ... Marvin Pritz (Jackie's Former Manager)
Patti Austin ... Patti Austin (Gospel Singer at Peaches' Funeral)
Loretta Devine ... Snookie Tate (Jackie's Childhood Friend)
Julie Hagerty ... Pammy Dunbar (Host)
David Hyde Pierce ... Perry (The Deaf Rehearsal Pianist)
Kathy Najimy ... Lola Molina (Jackie's Stalker)
Isabel Sanford ... Miss Krumes (Jackie's Play Mama)
JoBeth Williams ... Jo Face (Jackie's Vocal Coach)
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"Mockumentry" 60's diva Jackie Washington (her ancestors were 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, and Chris Rock. Written by Cheryl Rose

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jackie's Back: Portrait of a Diva See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jackie's great great great grandmother and grandfather were slaves belonging to George Washington. See more »

Quotes

Ethyl Washington Rue Owens: Bitter? I'm not bitter. If I was bitter, she'd be dead.
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References Cabaret (1972) See more »

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Don't "Yield"--"Go" to your local video store and rent this!
1 June 2005 | by rbrittonSee all my reviews

I just happened to rent this movie by mistake--but what a good mistake! My daughter was supposed to pick up "Hairshow" instead of "Jackie's Back" but they must have been right next to each other. I am a fan of mockumentary films because of the "spoof factor" and what could be more funny than the deadpan look on someone's face when they're being interviewed in "mock fashion". I was amazed to see the "cavalcade of stars" that were on the roster for this movie! Jennifer Lewis did a great job portraying Jackie Washington and Tim Curry was wonderful at the interviewer. I think the person who totally stole the show (besides Jennifer Lewis) was Whoopi Goldberg as her sister. She definitely played the part of being the scorned, upstaged, and overshadowed sister. I just cracked up when I saw the "afro pick" marks on Richard Lawson's ("The Milkman") head alluding to the fact that Jackie had stabbed him. The one hit song that she has "Yield Me With Your Love" was totally Motownish in nature and when David Hyde Pierce (Perry-the deaf piano player) got a hold of the music to play for her revival comeback it sounded like a "graduation march" which was hilarious! Anyone who is a fan of mockumentary films don't "Yield"-"Go" to your local video store and rent this! Kudos Robert Townsend, you've done it again!


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