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Story

Tina Turner, that dynamic diva of pop/soul/R&B from the '60s to the '90s, sings like a woman whose life story is every bit as rough and tough as her voice. And What's Love Got to Do With It, based on her autobiographical account (in I, Tina, written with Kurt Loder) of her years under the iron fist of her abusive husband and musical partner/Svengali Ike, is further proof of what we've always known about Tina: She's what you call a survivor. The movie is sort of the Disney version of Tina Turner's story--a glossy but thoroughly enjoyable, old-fashioned showbiz biopic with laughs, tears, great music, and outrageous (but faithful) period decor, costumes, makeup, and hairstyles. Our Heroine triumphs not only over the rigorous demands of her career in the music business, but finally manages to bust out of her troubled, violent marriage as well and become her own person. This is a movie that'll have you shouting at the top of your lungs: "You go, girl!" --Jim Emerson

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Jenifer LewisZelma Bullock
Angela BassettTina Turner
Phyllis Yvonne StickneyAlline Bullock
Sherman AugustusReggie
Chi McBrideFross
Laurence FishburneIke Turner
Vanessa Bell CallowayJackie
Khandi AlexanderDarlene
Barry Shabaka HenleyEl Paso Doctor
Rob LaBellePhil Spector
Richard T. JonesIke Turner Jr.

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Brian Gibson
  • Producer: Buena Vista
  • Length: 118 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJun 9, 1993
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
    AustraliaMA
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJan 14, 2003
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