This documentary provides an intimate look at the life and career of iconic American-born singer Tina Turner.
It explores her early life in Brownsville, Tennessee, her unexpected rise to fame in the 1960s, the upheavals in her personal and professional life, and her unexpected career resurgence and superstardom in the 1980s
Directed by Alan Parker
Prison Film, Escape Film, Adventure Drama, Biopic [feature] - Rated R - 120 Minutes - 1978
Oliver Stone won an Academy Award for his screenplay adaptation of the true story of an American stuck in a brutal Turkish prison after being busted smuggling hash. Randy Quaid and John Hurt deliver strong supporting performances, along with small roles from recognizable actors like Kevork Malikyan, best known as a protector of the Holy Grail in The Last Crusade, as an impassioned prosecutor and Mike Kellin, known to B-movie fans as the cigar-chomping camp director in Sleepaway Camp as the lead's father. The movie's refusal to use subtitles for all non-English dialogue works wonders for its immersive verisimilitude.