What’s Love Got To Do With It is a biographical movie from 1993, based on the life of Tina Turner. The film was directed by Brian Gibson and stars Angela Bassett as Tina Turner and Laurence Fishburne as Ike Turner. The screenplay was adapted by Kate Lanier from the best seller „I, Tina,“ written by Tina Turner and Kurt Loder. The story starts with an approximately six year old Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush Tennessee and ends with Tina’s first #1 hit single What’s Love Got To Do With It in 1984. The soundtrack album includes re-recorded versions of some old hits from Ike & Tina Turner as well as the theme song and hit single I Don't Wanna Fight. Both main actors were nominated for an Oscar in the categroy „Best Actor/Actress“ and Angela Basset won a Golden Globe Award in 1994 and an Image Award in 1995. For promotion, the documentary „From Tears to Triumph“ was released in 1993, featuring interviews with Tina, Roger Davies and a look behind the scenes with Angela Bassett & Laurence Fishburne. The movie was a worldwide commercial success and was released on home video the following year.
Produced by: Doug Chapin, Barry Krost Co-Producer: Pat Kehoe Original Scene by: Stanley Clarke Editor: Stuart Pappe Production Designer: Stephen Altman Director of Photography: Jamie Anderson Executive Producer: Roger Davies, Mario Iscovich Based upon „I, Tina“ by Tina Turner and Kurt Loder Screenplay by Kate Lanier Music by: Stanley Clarke Directed by Brian Gibson
Angela Bassett: Anna Mae Bullock / Tina Turner Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly: Anna Mae Bullock (young) Cora Lee Day: Grandma Georgiana Khandi Alexander: Darlene Laurence Fishburne: Ike Turner Jenifer Lewis: Zelma Bullock (Tina's mother) Phyllis Yvonne Stickney: Alline Bullock (Tina’s sister) Penny Johnson Jerald: Lorraine Turner Vanessa Bell Calloway: Jackie Rob LaBelle: Phil Spector James Reyne: Roger Davies Richard T. Jones: Ike Turner, Jr. Shavar Ross: Michael Turner Damon Hines: Ronnie Turner Suli McCullogh: Craig Turner
Experience for yourself the powerful true life story of Tina Tuner - rock’n roll's remarkable and talented superstar. Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) and Angela Bassett (How Stella Got Her Groove Back) deliver winning performances as Ike and Tina Turner - whose turbulent relationship eventually forces Tina to leave and face the fear, pay the price and find the courage to believe in herself. Don’t miss What’s Love Got T o Do With It - the amazing and uplifting story of one of the world's most exciting, high-energy entertainers!
USA: June, 1993
Europe: September, 1993
VHS, LaserDisc: 1994
Touchstone Pictures / Buena Vista Pictures