Jackie's Back

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Jackie's Back
DVD cover
Directed by Robert Townsend
Produced by Gideon Amir
Written by Mark Alton Brown
Dee LaDuke
Starring Jenifer Lewis
Tim Curry
Whoopi Goldberg
Loretta Devine
Music by Marc Shaiman
Cinematography Charles Mills
Editing by John L. Price
Country United States
Language English
Original channel Lifetime
Release date June 14, 1999
Running time 120 minutes

Jackie's Back is a 1999 television film directed by Robert Townsend. It premiered on the Lifetime Television Network on June 14, 1999.


Presented as a mockumentary, Jackie's Back chronicles the life and career of Jackie Washington (Jenifer Lewis), a 1960s/1970s R&B diva. After several years of toiling in obscurity, Washington decides to organize her own comeback concert with filmmaker Edward Whatsett St. John (Tim Curry) filming the event. The film also features numerous cameo appearances by celebrities.



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