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Jackie's Back! (1999)

"Mockumentry" 60's diva Jackie Washington (Jenifer Lewis) (her ancestors were George Washington's slaves). Lewis is our leading lady with an incredible singing voice. Jackie is planning her... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Townsend
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4 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

"Mockumentry" 60's diva Jackie Washington (Jenifer Lewis) (her ancestors were George Washington's slaves). Lewis is our leading lady with an incredible singing voice. Jackie is planning her comeback tour coinciding with Edward Whatsett St. John (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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Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

TV-14
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Trivia

Jackie's husbands: Milkman Summers (number one), "no comment" (number two), "gay" (number three), and "annulled" (number four). See more »

Quotes

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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Alternate Versions

When the film premiered on Lifetime, it did not include Curry's overdub at the end about the new version of "Look at Me." This line has surfaced in recent TV airings and on the DVD release. See more »

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References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

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mockumentary at it's best

Jackie's Back should be remember for three things. 1/ Jenifer Lewis'scene stealing performances. She completely shines in this movie. 2/ The mockumentary style of the film. Think: Best in Show, A Mighty Wind. and 3/ The cameos. The cameos in this movie are of the best that i think i have seen. You've got Dolly Parton, Whoopi Goldberg, Liza Minnelli, Bette Midler, Chris Rock, Sean Hayes, Ricki Lake, Rosie O'Donnell, David Hyde Pierce, Melissa Etheridge to name a FEW!

Jackie's back must not be taken too seriously or as a piece of cinematic history. It is not Oscar worthy script, but it's damn hilarious. Sit back, relax and watch the celebrities bag the s@$! out of Jackie Washington.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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