What's Love Got to Do with It? (1993)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Marriage Drama, Showbiz Drama  |   Release Date - Jun 25, 1993 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 118 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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What's Love Got to Do With It? is the filmed biography of R&B/pop singer Tina Turner (Angela Bassett), documenting her efforts to break away from her abusive husband Ike (Laurence Fishburne). After a few scenes detailing Tina's life as a young singer in Nutbush, TN, she's discovered by Ike Turner, an already established songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. Ike takes Tina under his wing and makes her a star, but her fame makes him jealous and abusive, and she has to struggle to break free of his domination.

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abuse, divorce, domestic-violence, fame, marital-problems, musician, rock-star, singer

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High Production Values