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Whitney (2015)

A chronicle of Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.

Director:

Angela Bassett

Writer:

Shem Bitterman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yaya DaCosta ... Whitney Houston
Arlen Escarpeta ... Bobby Brown
Yolonda Ross ... Robyn Crawford
Suzzanne Douglas ... Cissy Houston
Mark Rolston ... Clive Davis
Wesley Jonathan ... Babyface
Hampton Fluker ... Steve
Reign Morton Reign Morton ... Eddie Murphy
James A. Watson Jr. ... John Houston
Kevontay Jackson ... Gangbanger
Noree Victoria ... Sheryl
Nafessa Williams ... Kim
Billy 'Sly' Williams ... Pastor Marvin Winans
Saundra McClain ... Aunt Bae
Deborah Lacey ... Award Presentor
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A chronicle of Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Filming took 20 days to complete. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, when Whitney and Bobby are shopping on Rodeo Drive, logos for Moncler and Tom Ford are visible in the background. Neither store would have been established enough to have a store on Rodeo Drive. See more »

Quotes

Bobby Brown: [to Whitney] I love you too much.
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Connections

References Sparkle (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

The Greatest Love of All
Written by Linda Creed and Michael Masser
Performed by Deborah Cox
Produced by RedOne, Travon Potts and Wuff for RedOne Productions
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Terrible
19 January 2015 | by classichollywoodbeautiesSee all my reviews

I have a always been a fan of Lifetime's low budget biopics - they aren't meant to be great - but this movie about Whitney Houston was just awful. The actress playing Whitney gave a really bad performance - her crying scene after she had a miscarriage was laughable. The writers of this movie expect us to believe that Bobby Brown was some innocent victim who doesn't use cocaine and turns down groupies. Meanwhile Whitney is portrayed as an insecure party girl who goes crazy on drugs. They also chose to ignore the stories about Whitney's lesbian romance with her assistant Robin. Besides the bad writing and acting the real problem was there were way too many full length musical numbers. How can you make a movie about a legendary singer like Whitney Houston and then use someone another woman's voice.


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Official Sites:

Lifetime [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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