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Jackie's Back! (1999)

"Mockumentry" 60's diva Jackie Washington (her ancestors were George Washington's slaves). Jenifer Lewis is our leading lady with an incredible singing voice. Jackie is planning her ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jenifer Lewis ... Jackie Washington
Tim Curry ... Edward Whatsett St. John
T.V. Blake T.V. Blake ... Antandra Washington (Jackie's Daughter)
Tangie Ambrose ... Shaniqua Summers Wells (Jackie's Daughter)
Whoopi Goldberg ... Nurse Ethyl Washington Rue Owens (Jackie's Sister)
Robert Bailey Jr. ... Wilson Wells (Jackie's Grandson)
Loren Freeman Loren Freeman ... Kim (Jackie's Costume Designer)
Tom Arnold ... Marvin Pritz (Jackie's Former Manager)
Patti Austin ... Patti Austin (Gospel Singer at Peaches' Funeral)
Loretta Devine ... Snookie Tate (Jackie's Childhood Friend)
Julie Hagerty ... Pammy Dunbar (Host)
David Hyde Pierce ... Perry (The Deaf Rehearsal Pianist)
Kathy Najimy ... Lola Molina (Jackie's Stalker)
Isabel Sanford ... Miss Krumes (Jackie's Play Mama)
JoBeth Williams ... Jo Face (Jackie's Vocal Coach)
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Storyline

"Mockumentry" 60's diva Jackie Washington (her ancestors were George Washington's slaves). Jenifer Lewis is our leading lady with an incredible singing voice. Jackie is planning her comeback tour coinciding with Tim Curry as her interviewer. Famous faces are dishing the dirt on her, including Bette Midler, Whoopi Goldberg, David Hyde Pierce, and Chris Rock. Written by Cheryl Rose

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jackie's Back: Portrait of a Diva See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jackie's husbands: Milkman Summers (number one), "no comment" (number two), "gay" (number three), "annulled" (number four). See more »

Quotes

Snookie Tate: I heard you get a check every time they play one of your old songs on the radio. And with just one of them checks? WOOH. I could get me a new refrigerator. Y'know, one of them frost free.
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Alternate Versions

When the film premiered on Lifetime, it did not include Curry's overdub at the end about the new version of "Look at Me." This line has surfaced in recent TV airings and on the DVD release. See more »

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Spoofs Mommie Dearest (1981) See more »

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Amazing mockumentary - Jenifer Lewis and Whoopi Goldberg are the best !!!!!!!
10 December 2007 | by M-a-z-z-aSee all my reviews

Jackie's Back....first of all I had no idea what kind of movie this might be...and to be honest...I only bought it because of Whoopi Goldberg ;) But what I get so see was a great experience and my first mockumentary at all...it's amazing....and really gripping to watch...10 stars for this movie Jenifer Lewis did a great job and it's amazing how many stars take part...you really have to see it...

For those of you in Germany or any other European country who want to watch this movie...it's not that easy to get this movie...because it has only been published in the USA...I got it via internet and a famous internet action ;) It's worth its money !!!!!


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