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Sparkle (17-Aug-2012)

Director: Salim Akil

Writers: Mara Brock Akil; Joel Schumacher; Howard Rosenman

Music Composed by: Salaam Remi

Producers: Debra Martin Chase; T. D. Jakes; Curtis Wallace; Salim Akil; Mara Brock Ali

Keywords: Drama

Remake of the 1976 film of the same name follows three sisters as they form a musical act, achieve a measure of popularity, and subsequently struggle with the price of fame.

Tammy, Sparkle, and Delores Anderson, three African-American sisters living in late-1960s Detroit, form a musical group after assessing their respective musical talents and circumstances and deciding that they have little to lose by embarking on such an endeavor. When they soon become a popular act around town and start to attract the interest of major record labels, however, they realize that the concept of celebrity might not be everything they'd imagined it to be.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Curtis Armstrong
27-Nov-1953   Revenge of the Nerds
Michael Beach
30-Oct-1963   Doc Parker on Third Watch
30-May-1974   "Forget You"
Mike Epps
18-Nov-1970   Next Friday
Omari Hardwick
9-Jan-1974   Ty Curtis on Dark Blue
Whitney Houston
9-Aug-1963 11-Feb-2012 Diva and cautionary tale
Derek Luke
24-Apr-1974   Antwone Fisher
Tamela Mann
9-Jun-1966   Cora Simmons on Meet the Browns
Jordin Sparks
22-Dec-1989   Winner, 6th season American Idol


Jordin Sparks   ...   Sparkle
Whitney Houston   ...   Emma
Derek Luke   ...   Stix
Mike Epps   ...   Satin
Carmen Ejogo   ...   Sister
Tika Sumpter   ...   Dolores
Omari Hardwick   ...   Levi
Cee-Lo   ...   Black
Curtis Armstrong   ...   Larry
Terrence J   ...   Red
Tamela Mann   ...   Ms. Sara Waters
Michael Beach   ...   Rev. Bryce
Bre'ly Evans   ...   Tune Ann
Linda Boston   ...   Sister Clora
Sidi Henderson   ...   Mr. Bell
Erika Hoveland   ...   Larry's Secretary
Debra Port   ...   Receptionist
Kem L. Owens   ...   Buddy
Sarah Hansen   ...   Heckler
Doug Mingo   ...   Goofy Guy
Mark Rademacher   ...   Filmore Manager
David Regal   ...   Stage Manager
Cory Pritchett   ...   Ham
Howard Rosenman   ...   Landlord
Robert Forte Shannon   ...   Stix's Opponent
Margaret Scott   ...   Church Saint
Goapele Mohlabane   ...   Girl Group -- Lead Singer
Fatima Morris   ...   Girl Group -- Back Up Singer #1
Keely Morris   ...   Girl Group -- Back Up Singer #2
Brittany Perry-Russell   ...   Sparkle's Back Up Singer #1
Charmaine Jordan   ...   Sparkle's Back Up Singer #2
Dalibor Stolevski   ...   TV Host
Tiffany Alexander   ...   Prison Guard
Stephanie Moseley   ...   Rehearsal Dancer
Temecha Myers   ...   Rehearsal Dancer
Ruth E. Carter   ...   Sugar
Melora Rivera   ...   Hussy


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