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Whitney (2015)

A chronicle of Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.

Director:

Angela Bassett

Writer:

Shem Bitterman
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1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yaya DaCosta ... Whitney Houston
Arlen Escarpeta ... Bobby Brown
Yolonda Ross ... Robyn Crawford
Suzzanne Douglas ... Cissy Houston
Mark Rolston ... Clive Davis
Wesley Jonathan ... Babyface
Hampton Fluker ... Steve
Reign Morton Reign Morton ... Eddie Murphy
James A. Watson Jr. ... John Houston
Kevontay Jackson ... Gangbanger
Noree Victoria ... Sheryl
Nafessa Williams ... Kim
Billy 'Sly' Williams ... Pastor Marvin Winans
Saundra McClain ... Aunt Bae
Deborah Lacey ... Award Presentor
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A chronicle of Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Salim Akil was approached to direct, but scheduling project forbid him to do so. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, when Whitney and Bobby are shopping on Rodeo Drive, logos for Moncler and Tom Ford are visible in the background. Neither store would have been established enough to have a store on Rodeo Drive. See more »

Quotes

Whitney Houston: Time to be Whitney Houston.
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Connections

References Sparkle (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

The Greatest Love of All
Written by Linda Creed and Michael Masser
Performed by Deborah Cox
Produced by RedOne, Travon Potts and Wuff for RedOne Productions
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a self destructive mess with no real substance
30 August 2015 | by dustinhoptry-62947See all my reviews

Just more Hollywood glamorizing of drug attics and bad life styles, but Whitney is black so its "ok"......... you know because we don't get the struggle and what not. with that said Yaya Decosta is a good actress and a beautiful women I look forward to more of her films. the moral of this. Whitney was a good singer and a terrible person in real life. so if your into watching somebody make one bad decision after another drugs, bobby brown, etc then you will like this movie if you want something with substance pass on this. Whitney is the result of what happens when too many people worship and sacrifice there lives at the alter of fame. its high time people put this type of behavior behind them and stopped glorifying it. this movie is about wasted potential and the voice of an angel being snuffed out by drugs and bad choices.


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Official Sites:

Lifetime [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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