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

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kevin Costner ... Himself
Whitney Houston ... Herself (archive footage)
Dionne Warwick ... Herself (archive footage)
Aretha Franklin ... Herself (archive footage)
Bobby Brown ... Himself
Merv Griffin ... Himself (archive footage)
Bobbi Kristina Brown ... Herself (archive footage)
Marvin Gaye ... Himself (archive footage)
Robyn Crawford Robyn Crawford ... Herself (archive footage)
Cissy Houston ... Herself
Nelson Mandela ... Himself (archive footage)
Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds ... Himself
Clive Davis ... Himself
L.A. Reid ... Himself
Debra Martin Chase ... Herself
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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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Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Whitney 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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Color

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1.37 : 1
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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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Soundtracks

I Am Changing
Performed by Whitney Houston
Written by Tom Eyen, Henry Krieger
Published by Universal/MCA Music Ltd
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The voice
27 July 2018 | by dakjetsSee all my reviews

I do not know where to begin to tell me about this documentary. Because it is so good in so many ways. This catchy, deep, revealing and thorough documentary about deceased Whitney Houston is really worth a kinobook. Last year, the film, Can I Be Me?, Came as a documentary about her. I liked it too, but nothing beats this! Most people know Whitney Houston, her fantasy career and cruel destiny. This documentary tells in depth why it went as it went. Unlike Can I Be Me? Has the director received her closest in speech and they speak openly. This gives the film both credibility and impact. The film also manages to put Houston's life and career in a time perspective, which means that one follows this artist through 30 years in the media image. Very interesting. Just go see it!


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