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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

In France, Jackie is known as "La Washington". 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 »

Connections

Spoofs Cleopatra Jones (1973) See more »

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What A Great Movie!
31 July 2005 | by chrisk81See all my reviews

I rented this movie with my best friend last year. We had no idea what to expect. This movie had us laughing so hard, we watched it three times in a row and then we had everyone we knew watching it.I'm excited to know its on DVD now and just ordered it. I don't know why everyones so harsh about the ending of the movie, I think its an alright ending.No matter what, this movie is awesome! Everyone should see this movie at least once. This movie should definitely become a cult classic. I cant wait to see this movie again, it has been quite a while. Anyone who hasn't seen this movie, you need to go out and rent it. Yield Yield Yield before you hit me with your love...LOL sorry I'm rambling, just have to have ten lines in at least to post a comment.


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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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