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The Bobby DeBarge Story (2019)

The movie explores the tumultuous life of Bobby DeBarge, the former lead singer of 70's R&B/Funk Band Switch, also the eldest sibling of the world-famous pop group DeBarge. Despite his ... See full summary »

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Russ Parr
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Credited cast:
Romeo Ballantine ... Jermaine Jackson
Big Boi ... Berry Gordy
Matt Borlenghi ... Bernd
Maiya Boyd Maiya Boyd ... Carol 'Peaches' DeBarge
Kristopherr Brown Jr. Kristopherr Brown Jr. ... DEA Agent
Marie Burke ... Bunny DeBarge
Miko DeFoor ... Don Cornelius
Jette Duncan Jette Duncan ... Young James DeBarge
Estabon Estabon ... Randy DeBarge
Roshon Fegan ... Bobby DeBarge
Tyra Ferrell ... Etterlene DeBarge
Blue Kimble ... Tommy DeBarge
Brittney Level Brittney Level ... Background Vocalist (voice)
Ivana J. Lewis ... Bunny Age 13
Echefulam Madubuike ... Eddie Fluellen
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The movie explores the tumultuous life of Bobby DeBarge, the former lead singer of 70's R&B/Funk Band Switch, also the eldest sibling of the world-famous pop group DeBarge. Despite his success in music, the iconic falsetto found his life in peril as he struggled with fame and fortune while coping with the memories of his dysfunctional childhood. Written by Christian Kodia

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Bobby DeBarge

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Trivia

Roshon Fegan was Known as Playing Ty Blue in a Disney Channel Series Called: "Shake it Up" from 2010-2013. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Great Day Washington: Episode dated 19 June 2019 (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Be The One (Studio Version)
Written by Bruno Rose
Performed by Bruno Rose
Produced by Dante Wyatt
Courtesy of BRose Petals Publishing
[Sung by Bruno Rose in the studio at Motown for Berry Gordy]
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All Over The Place
1 July 2019 | by teaguem2005See all my reviews

This telling of the story of Bobby DeBarge was literally all over the place. Even when I hit rewind on a couple of scenes I was left saying, "wait, did I miss...". The sequencing was absolutely awful. If you didn't know the story of Bobby Debarge you still wouldn't clearly understand based off of this movie. In their defense, I think they tried to squeeze too much information into the tiny time slot that then got further reduced by numerous commercials. I would like to see it retold in the same way the New Edition story was told over a series of days. This movie did not provide a clear overall picture of the family. Why not do a DeBarge story in its entirety; a mini-series?

I'm going to skip over whoever is responsible for the wigs in this movie because that would be an entire paragraph on its own.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

29 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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