Jackie's Back

Jackie's Back!

DVD cover
Written by Mark Alton Brown
Dee LaDuke
Directed by Robert Townsend
Starring Jenifer Lewis
Tim Curry
Whoopi Goldberg
Loretta Devine
Theme music composer Marc Shaiman
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Gideon Amir
Cinematography Charles Mills
Editor(s) John L. Price
Running time 120 minutes
Original network Lifetime
Original release June 14, 1999

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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