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Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B (2014)

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The story of music and video star Aaliyah, whose life ended tragically in a 2001 plane crash in the Bahamas.

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Bradley Walsh

Writer:

Michael Elliot (teleplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alexandra Shipp ... Aaliyah Haughton
Elise Neal ... Gladys Knight
Morgan Kelly ... Senior Label Exec
Lyriq Bent ... Barry Hankerson
Christopher Jacot ... Ryan Nichols
Clé Bennett ... R. Kelly
Rachael Crawford ... Diane Haughton
A.J. Saudin ... Rashad Haughton (Older)
Dewshane Williams ... Derek Lee
Anthony Grant ... Damon Dash
Richard Walters ... Show MC
Kamaia Fairburn ... Aaliyah (10-12) (as Kamaia Fairburn-Grant)
Elena Juatco ... Press Member
Andy McQueen ... Eric Ferrell
Sterling Jarvis Sterling Jarvis ... Michael Haughton
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The story of music and video star Aaliyah, whose life ended tragically in a 2001 plane crash in the Bahamas.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aaliyah: Destin Brisé See more »

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Aaliyah Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Zendaya was first attached to star as Aaliyah but ended up giving up on the project, according to her, due to the lack of production value, complications with the music rights, and it not being handled delicately considering the situation (Aaliyah's family disapproval of the making of the film). Alexandra Shipp was chosen to take on the role instead. See more »

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A very disappointing movie
16 November 2014 | by rvillegas775See all my reviews

Wendy Williams shoved this movie down our throats for weeks. It was awful! I didn't even finish watching it. Okay the girl that played her was pretty but that's about it. As for Elise who played Gladys Knight just confirmed she is a lousy actress. There were just so many things wrong with this movie. The guy that played R Kelly looked nothing like him. It was bad acting all around. Wendy Williams just shut up when you are endorsing a a project. Maybe you jinxed it. The character that played AAliyah did not seem confident in her role. It has to be chalked up to bad direction or just bad acting. It just didn't do Aaliyah justice.


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