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Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 18 August 2017 (USA)
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Tells the story of Whitney Houston's extraordinary life and tragic death.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Whitney Houston ... Herself (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Anderson Tony Anderson ... Himself
Burt Bacharach ... Himself
Michael Baker Michael Baker ... Himself
Bobbi Kristina Brown ... Herself (archive footage)
Bobby Brown ... Himself (archive footage)
Tina Brown Tina Brown ... Herself
Robyn Crawford Robyn Crawford ... Herself (archive footage)
Doug Daniel Doug Daniel ... Himself
David Foster ... Himself
Sharlotte Gibson ... Herself
Toni Gregory Toni Gregory ... Herself
Frances Grill Frances Grill ... Herself
John Russell Houston Jr. John Russell Houston Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)
Cissy Houston ... Herself
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Storyline

By the time Whitney Elizabeth Houston was 15, she was singing background vocals for Chaka Khan, Lou Rawls, and Jermaine Jackson. In 1983 Whitney signed a worldwide recording contract with Clive Davis's Arista Records. However her success came with its fair share of drug use, love affairs, and scandals.

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An incredible and poignant life story.

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Documentary | Music

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UK | USA

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English | French

Release Date:

18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Whitney Houston See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria See more »

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Color | Black and White (archive footage)

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1.78 : 1
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Culled from over 80 hours of interviews with people that knew and worked with Whitney Houston. See more »

Quotes

Whitney Houston: I want people to remember me just being a real nice person.
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14 July 2018 | by view_and_reviewSee all my reviews

I actually watched the 2018 documentary simply titled Whitney just the other day and when I mentioned it to someone he thought I was talking about this documentary, so I decided to watch it.

This documentary is decidedly less depressing though it still brings you down. There's quite a bit of concert footage and a focus on Whitney's final successful tour which was in 1999. Of course this documentary, like this year's documentary, is mostly exploring what went wrong. We always want answers when a tragedy occurs and Whitney's death was tragic. Many hypotheses are given but there is no way to really know.


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