What's Love Got to Do with It?Director: Brian Gibson, Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Vanessa Bell Calloway
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.
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- Walt Disney Video
Cast & Crew
|Stephen Altman||Production Designer|
|Ruth E. Carter||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Stanley Clarke||Score Composer|
|Richard L. Johnson||Art Director|
|Pat Kehoe||Co-producer,Production Designer|
|Stuart H. Pappe||Editor|
|Rick Simpson||Set Decoration/Design|
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I had just started to like tina turner when i saw this movie on TV, and devided to record it on TiVo, and watched it at the same time. I had no idea how strong this woman was to go through all the abuse of Ike. The performances throughout the movie were amazing as well and a great way to end it with Tina actually singing with the after story on the screen. Because of this movie i have great respect for on of the biggest divas ever
This movie is great. It shows the strength & determination of 1 woman. Tina Turner has a fantastic voice & stage presence. She needs no man for that. My hats off to her for her courage to leave & her courage to make her name her own! She is a icon to all women.
I loved this movie when it came out on video and I'll love it even more when I get the DVD. Angela Bassett and Lawrence Fishburn deserved higher recognition for this movie than what they received. Angela deserved an award because you believed she was Tina. Although many parts of the movie were rough, it's a great story and Tina is the best!
whenever i watch this movie i cry Tina Turner went threw a bad time in her life with Ike a very mean man who hurt her the movie is wonderful but it brings tears to my eyes how can a woman stay with a man that abuses her? she finally relives to move on in her life just by getting away from Ike Turner
Give me a break. This wasn't about healing of the mind or spirit. It was about money. Though I have to give Tina credit, as publicity stunts go the whole 'Ike' thing was genius. She should be proud. She really trashed him.