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

Director:

Kevin Macdonald

Writer:

Kevin Macdonald
1 win & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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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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The untold story. For the first time. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »
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Official Facebook | Official site | See more »

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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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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Connections

References The Cosby Show (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Whatchulookinat
Performed by Whitney Houston
Written by Whitney Houston, Jerry Muhammad, Andre Lewis, Tammie Harris
Published by Nippy Music Inc (ASCAP), The Royalty Network
All rights on behalf of Nippy Music Inc administered by Warner/Chappell North America Ltd
All rights on behalf of The Royalty Network administered by Bucks Music Group Limited
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment
Under licence from Sony Music Entertainment UK 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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