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Sparkle (2012)

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In the 1960s, three sisters form a girl group and soon become local sensations with major label interest, but fame becomes a challenge as the close-knit family begins to fall apart.

Director:

Salim Akil

Writers:

Mara Brock Akil (screenplay), Joel Schumacher (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jordin Sparks ... Sparkle
Whitney Houston ... Emma
Derek Luke ... Stix
Mike Epps ... Satin
Carmen Ejogo ... Sister
Tika Sumpter ... Dolores
Omari Hardwick ... Levi
CeeLo Green ... Black
Curtis Armstrong ... Larry
Terrence Jenkins ... Red (as Terrence J)
Tamela J. Mann ... Ms. Sara Waters (as Tamela Mann)
Michael Beach ... Rev. Bryce
Brely Evans ... Tune Ann (as Bre'ly Evans)
Linda Boston ... Sister Clora
Sidi Henderson ... Mr. Bell
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In the 1960s, three sisters form a girl group and soon become local sensations with major label interest, but fame becomes a challenge as the close-knit family begins to fall apart.

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Celebrate the legend.

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving domestic abuse and drug material, and for some violence, language and smoking | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sparkle See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,643,342, 19 August 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,397,469, 30 September 2012
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Raven-Symoné was considered for the role of Sparkle Williams. See more »

Goofs

The venue mentioned as The Fillmore was actually named the State Theater at the time the film takes place. It didn't change to it's current name The Fillmore until 2007. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: My Little Pony: Equestria Girls (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Hooked On Your Love
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Produced by Pop Wansel
Performed by Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter and Jordin Sparks
Jordin Sparks appears courtesy of 19 Recordings Limited/RCA Records
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Everyone SPARKLED!!!
18 August 2012 | by ceddie85See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this film!!! Jordin Sparks carried her own in the movie and when she sings "One Wing" is her ultimate shining moment in "Sparkle". Mike Epps as "Satin" is the best role of his career and kudos to the casting agent for giving him a chance w/ this role. I pray he receives a Oscar nomination.Carmen Ejogo as "Sister" was mesmerizing,radiant&stunning..A STAR IS BORN!!!! she also deserves a Oscar nomination..she was brilliant.Whitney Houston this woman can do no wrong.what an amazing woman!!.I LOVED her in this film,she played the role with such incredible poise & control..she was excellent!!! her scene singing "His Eyes Are On The Sparrow" was a tearjerker for sure everyone in the audience was crying and cheering at the same time.truly my favorite scene in the film!!!! I give this movie a solid A


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