• What's Love Got to Do With It (1993)

What's Love Got to Do With It

Release Date: June 9th, 1993

DVD Release Date: August 24th, 1999

R |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

Based on the life of the legendary soul singer, Tina Turner (Angela Bassett) -- born Anna Mae Bullock -- discovers her love of singing in her Tennessee church choir. She moves to St. Louis to pursue a career, and there she meets the charismatic Ike Turner (Laurence Fishburne), who rechristens her Tina and offers to help her succeed. As a musical team, Ike and Tina take the charts by storm. But as his physical abuse worsens, Tina has to make the tough decision to leave Ike and set out on her own.

Cast: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Jenifer Lewis, RaéVen Larrymore Kelly, Phyllis Yvonne Stickney, Khandi Alexander, Penny Johnson

Director: Brian Gibson

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures, Abril Vídeo

Keywords: 1980s, 1970s, Dark, Growing up, Underdog, Wife, 1960s, Inspiring, Escape, Emotional

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Awards

Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role