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

Jackie's Back
DVD cover
Written byMark Alton Brown
Dee LaDuke
Directed byRobert Townsend
StarringJenifer Lewis
Tim Curry
Whoopi Goldberg
Loretta Devine
Theme music composerMarc Shaiman
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Gideon Amir
CinematographyCharles Mills
Editor(s)John L. Price
Running time120 minutes
Original networkLifetime
Original releaseJune 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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