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

Director:

Kevin Macdonald

Writer:

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

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Cast

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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The voice. The music. The truth. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Just a Little Talk With Jesus
Performed by Whitney Houston and the New Hope Baptist Church Choir
Written by Cleavant Derricks Sr.
Copyright (c) 1937 The Derricks Legacy (BMI) adm. at Capitol CMG Publishing
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Courtesy of Hudson West Productions Inc.
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I get so emotional baby.
1 July 2018 | by iforgotmypantsSee all my reviews

I was lucky enough to see this as part of preview screening at the Brixton Ritzy, bookended by incredible performances from the London Community Gospel Choir. It was emotionally exhausting, a whole range from euphoria at her stratospheric rise to distress at Whitney's destructive fall and personal tragedy. The film is an education in the music industry, media reaction and family drama. Stark and shocking in places with well chosen news footage framing her life in the context of the world she lived in at the time.


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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:

$1,265,572, 8 July 2018

Gross USA:

$3,026,351

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,605,123
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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