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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, TN, 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. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

  • Release date:June 9, 1993

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Angela Bassett Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1993 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Angela Bassett Best Actress 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Laurence Fishburne Best Actor 1993 Nominee

Cast

Angela Bassett
as Tina Turner
Laurence Fishburne
as Ike Turner
Vanessa Bell Calloway
as Jackie
Jenifer Lewis
as Zelma Bullock
Phyllis Stickney
as Alline Bullock
Khandi Alexander
as Darlene
Pamela Tyson
as Leanne
Reuben Cannon
Scott Irish
Sharon Kane
Robert Miranda
Barry O'Neill
Summer Rose
Tina Turner
Virginia Capers
as Choir Mistress
Oren Waters
as Choir Member
Cora Lee Day
as Grandma Georgiana
Sherman Augustus
as Reggie
Terrence Riggins
as Spider
Morris O'Connor
as Kings of Rhythm
Jennifer Leigh Warren
as Woman in Audience
Sonia Hensley
as Audience Female #2
Eartha Robinson
as Woman in Audience
Jacqueline Woolsey
as Boutique Clerk
Mayah McCoy
as Young Hairdresser
Barry "Shabaka" Henley
as El Paso Doctor
Michael Colyar
as Apollo Announcer
Rob La Belle
as Phil Spector
Michael Smith
as The Revue
Richard T. Jones
as Ike Turner Jr.
Shavar Ross
as Michael Turner
Damon Hines
as Ronnie Turner
Suli McCullough
as Craig Turner
Wynonna Smith
as 4th Ikette
Rosemary Jackson
as 5th Ikette
John Fink
as Anna's Lawyer
Rudolph Willrich
as Judge
O'Neal Compton
as Ramada Inn Manager
Michael Monks
as Hotel Porter
James Ralston
as Guitarist
Kenny Moore
as Piano Player
Owen Bush
as Old Man
Herb Muller
as Old Man #2
Sparkle
as Old Woman #1
David Fresco
as Old Man #3
Page Moseley
as Ritz Announcer
Lorna Scott
as Nurse
Robert Lesser
as Fairmount MC
Gregory Cook
as The Revue
Terrence Evans
as Bus Driver
Richard Stay
as Party Goer #1
Kate Lanier
as Stripper on Balcony
David Fresco
as Old Man #3
O'Neal Compton
as Ramada Inn Manager
Kate Lanier
as Stripper on Balcony
Herb Muller
as Old Man #2
Kenny Moore
as Piano Player
Rosemary Jackson
as 5th Ikette
Gregory Cook
as The Revue
Eartha Robinson
as Woman in Audience
Terrence Evans
as Bus Driver
Michael Monks
as Hotel Porter
Barry "Shabaka" Henley
as El Paso Doctor
Oren Waters
as Choir Member
Sonia Hensley
as Audience Female #2
Cora Lee Day
as Grandma Georgiana
John Fink
as Anna's Lawyer
Jacqueline Woolsey
as Boutique Clerk
Wynonna Smith
as 4th Ikette
Michael Colyar
as Apollo Announcer
Richard Stay
as Party Goer #1
Damon Hines
as Ronnie Turner
James Ralston
as Guitarist
Lorna Scott
as Nurse
Rob La Belle
as Phil Spector
Page Moseley
as Ritz Announcer
Shavar Ross
as Michael Turner
Sherman Augustus
as Reggie
Robert Lesser
as Fairmount MC
Suli McCullough
as Craig Turner
Morris O'Connor
as Kings of Rhythm
Richard T. Jones
as Ike Turner Jr.
Terrence Riggins
as Spider
Owen Bush
as Old Man
Michael Smith
as The Revue
Sparkle
as Old Woman #1
Rudolph Willrich
as Judge
Virginia Capers
as Choir Mistress
Jennifer Leigh Warren
as Woman in Audience
Mayah McCoy
as Young Hairdresser

Crew

Brian Gibson
Director
Mario Iscovich
Producer
Barry Krost
Producer
Doug Chapin
Producer
Tina Turner
Book Author
Kurt Loder
Book Author
Kate Lanier
Screenwriter
Jamie Anderson
Cinematographer
Stanley Clarke
Composer (Music Score)
David Rawlins
Editor
Stuart H. Pappe
Editor
Pat Kehoe
Production Designer
Stephen Altman
Production Designer
Richard L. Johnson
Art Director
Pat Kehoe
Co-producer
Rick Simpson
Set Designer
Ruth E. Carter
Costume Designer
Michael Peters
Choreography
Al Laverde
Key Grip
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