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

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Kevin Macdonald

Writer:

Kevin Macdonald
1 win & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Many of the interviews filmed wound up in the cutting-room floor, like Jennifer Hudson's. The director felt that much of its content was banal and uninteresting. 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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Connections

Features The 28th Annual Grammy Awards (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't It Funky Now
Performed by James Brown
Written by James Brown
Published by Golo Publishing Company (BMI)
All rights administered by Warner/Chappell North America Ltd
Licensed courtesy of Polydor Records Inc
Under licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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A great tell all
10 July 2018 | by rausbySee all my reviews

This documentary chronicles the life with ups and downs of the most cherished raw singer in the history music. Whitney (2018), exposes viewers to life growing up, musical training, drug addition, and family history. Secrets, marriage struggles, being a mother in the industry, and family turmoil are all highlighted in this very raw documentary. It is Whitney Houston like we've never seen it before. If you thought you knew everything about the musical legend, this a must see.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 2018 (UK) See more »

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Whitney See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,265,572, 8 July 2018

Gross USA:

$3,026,351

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,605,123
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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