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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 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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Official Sites:

Lifetime [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Whitney See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown expressed interest in portraying her mother in a biopic. When asked in an interview with "Entertainment Weekly" whether director Angela Bassett considered casting Brown she said: "No, I did not think about that. I did not think about casting her. And probably for a number of reasons, you know. One being that she's not an actress. I know she's acted here and there. I know she's been on their family's reality show, but she's not an actress and acting is a craft." 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

This Is How We Do It
Written by Montell Jordan, Slick Rick and Oji Pierce
Performed by Montell Jordan
Courtesy of The Bicycle Music Company
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The movie was too 1- sided...
23 October 2017 | by dawnedwards-97622See all my reviews

I know this is a late review, as i see that this movie aired a few years ago, I actually liked the movie as far as entertainment purposes. It does seem according to this bi-opic, Whitney was already heavy into drug use. Bobbie Brown was completely innocent of any wrong doing...smh Umm yeah right! Did Bobbie have anything to do with the production of this movie? He comes out smelling like a rose and looking like a dutiful husband. Whitney had an amazing talent that very few are ever close to being born with. Bobbie Brown however he came to be, was nowhere close to her range. I never did get the attraction as far as talent was concerned. I feel like he was a huge part of her demise. Bobbie rode her coattails to popularity and stardom. I was truly saddened by her downfall and her untimely death. Truly a sad ending indeed. Not to mention the death of her young daughter following right after hers. With that all said and done, I thought that the young, beautiful newcomer Yaya Decosta did a phenomenal job portraying larger than life Whitney, especially the onstage performances. She captured her pretty well. If she keeps it up, I am sure we will see a lot more of her in the future...


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