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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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Release Date:

18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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Whitney Houston See more »

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Vienna, Austria See more »

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$341,402
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Stereo

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Color | Black and White (archive footage)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Much of the footage in this documentary stems from backstage film shot during Whitney Houston's 1999 tour by Nick Broomfield's co-director, Rudi Dolezal. All the interviews with Houston's friends and family date from that time as they all refused to co-operate with Broomfield. Dolezal had over 100 hours of footage to draw from. See more »

Quotes

Whitney Houston: I want people to remember me just being a real nice person.
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Connections

Referenced in The Andrew Klavan Show: Is MAGA Over? (2017) See more »

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Respectful, but nothing special.
29 May 2017 | by cre0420See all my reviews

Being a big fan I could not wait to watch this special. But it was anything but special. From the moment it starts it is a man talking about Whitney Houston's life and achievements with photos of her flashing in the background. If you have ever watched TV or picked up a magazine then you already know everything this show has to offer.


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