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Encyclopedia > What's Love Got to Do with It? (film)
What's Love Got to Do with It?

Directed by Brian Gibson
Produced by Doug Chapin
Roger Davies
Mario Iscovich
Pat Kehoe
Written by Tina Turner (book)
Kurt Loder (book)
Kate Lanier (screenplay)
Starring Angela Bassett
Laurence Fishburne
Khandi Alexander
Music by {{{music}}}
Cinematography {{{cinematography}}}
Editing by {{{editing}}}
Distributed by Touchstone Home Video
Released June 9, 1993 (USA)
Running time 118 minutes
Language English
Budget $15,000,000 (estimate)
Preceded by {{{preceded_by}}}
Followed by {{{followed_by}}}
IMDb profile

What's Love Got to Do with It? is a 1993 biographical film which tells the life story of Tina Turner. It stars Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne. The screenplay was adapted by Kate Lanier from the book I, Tina written by Tina Turner and Kurt Loder. This film is directed by Brian Gibson. The film paints a dark picture of her relationship with Tina Turner's mentor and husband, Ike Turner. Image File history File links WhatsLoveMoviePoster2. ... Brian Gibson (September 22, 1944 _ January 4, 2004) was a film director. ... Tina Turner on the cover of her 1991 compilation album Simply the Best Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 in Nutbush, now Brownsville, Tennessee) of African American and Navajo ancestry. ... Kurt Loder (born May 5, 1945 in New Jersey) is an American journalist, writer, and author. ... Angela Bassett Angela Bassett (born August 16, 1958 in New York City) is an African-American film actress. ... Fishburne as Morpheus in The Matrix Revolutions Laurence Fishburne (born July 30, 1961 in Augusta, Georgia, USA) is a notable African-American movie actor. ... Khandi Alexander, actress, publicity photograph Khandi Alexander (born September 4, 1957) is an American dancer and film and television actress. ... Touchstone Pictures is a film division of The Walt Disney Company. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII in Roman) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... This is a list of film-related events in 1993. ... Tina Turner on the cover of her 1991 compilation album Simply the Best Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 in Nutbush, now Brownsville, Tennessee) of African American and Navajo ancestry. ... Angela Bassett Angela Bassett (born August 16, 1958 in New York City) is an African-American film actress. ... Fishburne as Morpheus in The Matrix Revolutions Laurence Fishburne (born July 30, 1961 in Augusta, Georgia, USA) is a notable African-American movie actor. ... Kurt Loder (born May 5, 1945 in New Jersey) is an American journalist, writer, and author. ... Brian Gibson (September 22, 1944 _ January 4, 2004) was a film director. ... Ike Turner (born Izear Luster Turner Jr. ...

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Plot summary

What's Love Got to Do With It? is the filmed biography of R&B/pop singer Tina Turner (Angela Bassett), documenting her efforts to break away from her abusive husband Ike (Laurence Fishburne). After a few scenes detailing Tina's life as a young singer in Nutbush, Tennessee, she's discovered by Ike Turner, an already established songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. Ike takes Tina under his wing and makes her a star, but her fame makes him jealous and abusive, and she has to struggle to break free of his domination. Angela Bassett Angela Bassett (born August 16, 1958 in New York City) is an African-American film actress. ... Fishburne as Morpheus in The Matrix Revolutions Laurence Fishburne (born July 30, 1961 in Augusta, Georgia, USA) is a notable African-American movie actor. ... Nutbush, Tennessee Rural community in West Tennessee. ... Ike Turner (born Izear Luster Turner Jr. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Steve Howe playing lead guitar for Yes in 1977 A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ...


Awards

The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The NAACP Image Award is an award presented annually by the NAACP to honor the top African-Americans in film, television, music and literature. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Fishburne as Morpheus in The Matrix Revolutions Laurence Fishburne (born July 30, 1961 in Augusta, Georgia, USA) is a notable African-American movie actor. ... Janet Gaynor getting the first Best Actress Oscar from Douglas Fairbanks Sr. ... Angela Bassett Angela Bassett (born August 16, 1958 in New York City) is an African-American film actress. ...

Trivia

Halle Berry on the Dec 2002 cover of Vogue Halle Maria Berry (born August 14, 1966) is an Academy Award-winning actress and model. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American Pop, R&B, Soul and Gospel singer, songwriter, record producer, film producer and actress. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Fishburne as Morpheus in The Matrix Revolutions Laurence Fishburne (born July 30, 1961 in Augusta, Georgia, USA) is a notable African-American movie actor. ... Ike Turner (born Izear Luster Turner Jr. ... Angela Bassett Angela Bassett (born August 16, 1958 in New York City) is an African-American film actress. ...

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