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Tina: What's Love Got to Do with It

  • Documentary and factual
  • Drama
  • 1993
  • Brian Gibson
  • 112 mins
  • 18

Summary

Biographical drama starring Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne. Anna Mae Bullock shows a natural ability at an early age for both singing and dancing. She moves from Nutbush to St Louis where, one night at a club, she sees Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythm, whose act involves the participation of female members of the audience.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

As you would expect of a film based on the autobiography I, Tina and on which Tina Turner herself acted as on-set adviser, this is hardly the most objective showbiz biopic of all time. While Angela Bassett should be applauded for her beautifully observed portrait of the singing superstar, perhaps greater credit should be given to Laurence Fishburne for his warts-and-all performance as husband Ike, the man who, for all his faults, put Tina in the spotlight. Both stars deserved their Oscar nominations for virtually carrying a picture that looks and sounds great, but is a little oversimplified dramatically.

Credits

Cast

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Tina TurnerAngela Bassett
Ike TurnerLaurence Fishburne
JackieVanessa Bell Calloway
Zelma BullockJenifer Lewis
Alline BullockPhyllis Yvonne Stickney
DarleneKhandi Alexander
Young Anna MaeRae'ven Larrymore Kelly
Choir mistressVirginia Capers
Grandma GeorgianaCora Lee Day
ReggieSherman Augustus
SpiderTerrence Riggins

Crew

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DirectorBrian Gibson

Details

Released on
1993-09-17
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing and drug abuse.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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