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

Director:

Kevin Macdonald

Writer:

Kevin Macdonald
1 win & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Whitney Houston ... Herself (archive footage)
Ellen White Ellen White ... Herself - Family Friend / Employee (as 'Aunt Bae')
Michael Houston Michael Houston ... Himself - Brother / Employee
Cissy Houston ... Herself - Mother
Aretha Franklin ... Herself (archive footage)
Gary Houston ... Himself - Brother / Backup Singer (as Gary Garland-Houston)
Donna Houston Donna Houston ... Herself - Former Sister-in-Law
Kenneth Gibson Kenneth Gibson ... Himself - First Black Mayor of Newark (archive footage) (as Ken Gibson)
Deforest B. Soaries Jr. Deforest B. Soaries Jr. ... Himself - Family Friend (as Reverend Deforest Soaries)
Drinkard Singers Drinkard Singers ... Themselves (archive footage)
Dionne Warwick ... Herself - Whitney's Cousin (archive footage)
Dee Dee Warwick Dee Dee Warwick ... Herself - Whitney's Cousin (archive footage)
Keith Kelly Keith Kelly ... Himself - Family Friend / Employee
John Houston III John Houston III ... Himself - Half-Brother
Patricia Houston ... Herself - Sister-in-Law / Manager 2000-2012 (as Pat Houston)
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An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston.

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Her story: intimate, unguarded, in her own words. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Official Facebook | Official site | See more »

Country:

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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Many of the interviews filmed wound up in the cutting-room floor, like Jennifer Hudson's. The director felt that much of its content was banal and uninteresting. 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 Sparkle (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Acappella)
Performed by Whitney Houston
Written by Shannon Rubicam, George Merrill
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd
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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