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An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Whitney Houston ... Herself (archive footage)
Ellen White Ellen White ... Herself - Family Friend / Employee (as 'Aunt Bae')
Michael Houston Michael Houston ... Himself - Brother / Employee
Cissy Houston ... Herself - Mother
Aretha Franklin ... Herself (archive footage)
Gary Houston ... Himself - Brother / Backup Singer (as Gary Garland-Houston)
Donna Houston Donna Houston ... Herself - Former Sister-in-Law
Kenneth Gibson Kenneth Gibson ... Himself - First Black Mayor of Newark (archive footage) (as Ken Gibson)
Deforest B. Soaries Jr. Deforest B. Soaries Jr. ... Himself - Family Friend (as Reverend Deforest Soaries)
Drinkard Singers Drinkard Singers ... Themselves (archive footage)
Dionne Warwick ... Herself - Whitney's Cousin (archive footage)
Dee Dee Warwick Dee Dee Warwick ... Herself - Whitney's Cousin (archive footage)
Keith Kelly Keith Kelly ... Himself - Family Friend / Employee
John Houston III John Houston III ... Himself - Half-Brother
Patricia Houston ... Herself - Sister-in-Law / Manager 2000-2012 (as Pat Houston)
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An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston.

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All the music. All the stories. All the answers. See more »


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Release Date:

5 July 2018 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,274,051, 8 July 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,026,351, 20 September 2018
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It was screened out of competition at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Whitney Houston: There were times when I would look up to God and I'd go, "Why is this happening to me?" And then these dreams... I'd have these dreams about being on a bridge and the bridge going back and forth and swaying. There's a big storm coming... I'm always running from this giant. I'm always running from this big man. I know I can make it. I know I can make it. I know I can make it. My mother always says, "Oh, you know, that's nothin' but the devil; he's just trying to get you. He just ...
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Features The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

My Name Is Not Susan
Performed by Whitney Houston
Written by Eric Foster White (as Eric White)
Published by Concord Music Publishing
Courtesy of Nippy Inc.
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Ms. Houston
18 July 2018 | by degaswilsonSee all my reviews

I am one of the lucky few, who got to meet this amazing women.

I met him one cold day back in the early part of her career.

She was doing a video for her first album and I and a couple of my friends where filming for a show, if you remember, Spencer for Hire, we were filming a night club scene, whereas we were the dancers in the club. I and the other dancers were on a lunch break and we were in the cafeteria eating. All of sudden, this little thing walked in with all of these colors on and sat down to eat.

Evidentially, it was Whitney Houston here filming her video "I want to dance with somebody". You know with all of the hair and the color. Well, there were about 6 of us at the table and no one was brave enough to talk to her, with the exception of me, of course. I was always the loudest and bravest out of the group. Anyway, I went up to her table and said would she mind some company (since she was alone, eating), she said sure, and I motion to the rest of the crew to come over. She was shocked, but got over it pretty quick when she found out we were filming next door and for what show.

I tell you, that was the best lunch I ever had. We spent about an hour with her, just laughing and having the best time. Until we were called to the stage and had to say goodbye.

That young women was the same person I saw every time she walked out on stage. Beautiful, polished and humble.

I tell you what, the day she died.........I cried like I cried when I lost my mother......

The pain will always be there......But whenever I hear her voice on the radio, I smile and remember that little woman I saw that day in the cafeteria.

She was something else. And I will truly miss her.


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