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

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Kevin Macdonald
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kevin Costner ... Himself
Whitney Houston ... Herself (archive footage)
Aretha Franklin ... Herself (archive footage)
Bobby Brown ... Himself
Bobbi Kristina Brown ... Herself (archive footage)
Merv Griffin ... Himself (archive footage)
Dionne Warwick ... Herself (archive footage)
Nelson Mandela ... Himself (archive footage)
Marvin Gaye ... Himself (archive footage)
Cissy Houston ... Herself
Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds ... Himself
Robyn Crawford Robyn Crawford ... Herself (archive footage)
Debra Martin Chase ... Herself
Clive Davis ... Himself
Gary Houston ... Himself (as Gary Garland-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 »


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

Features Primetime Special Edition: Whitney Houston (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

I Love the Lord
Performed by Whitney Houston
Composed by Richard Smallwood (as Richard Lee Smallwood)
Audio from Tokyo May 14, 1997
Published by Copyright Administration Services Ltd obo Century Oak Publishing
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment
Under licence from Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
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Raw and Truthful for once
9 July 2018 | by crosbyp12003See all my reviews

No hold bars. I didn't want to see just concert footage. I can see that on you tube. There wasn't much I didn't know but the little tidbits and extra revelations made me feel compassion for Whitney. She went through a lot. People failed her and she failed herself. I believe she was a very good actor by that really good at covering up her true feelings. Hopefully this family will stop being in denial about the role they played.


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