Director: Salim Akil Cast: Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke

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A talented young woman is torn between her dreams and her family in this musical. Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) has been blessed with a beautiful voice and a gift for songwriting, but she's afraid to perform her songs in public, in part because her mother Emma (Whitney Houston), a former entertainer whose career brought her nothing but heartache, refuses to allow her daughters to sing outside of church. But Sparkle persuades her older sibling Sister (Carmen Ejogo) to sing one of her tunes at a talent show, and the reaction proves that Sister has star quality and Sparkle can write potential hits. An ambitious would-be manager, Stix (Derek Luke), persuades Sparkle and Sister to form a singing group with their sibling Dolores (Tika Sumpter), but while the act clicks wit audiences, the sisters have to contend with their angry mother, Sister gets caught up in a destructive relationship with a short-tempered comedian (Mike Epps), and Sparkle finds herself falling in love with Stix. Based on the 1976 musical of the same name, Sparkle proved to be the last major project for Whitney Houston, who died while the film was in post-production; it was also the first feature film for American Idol champion Sparks.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/30/2012
UPC: 0043396408104
Original Release: 2012
Rating: PG-13
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:56:00
Sales rank: 8,525

Special Features

Director's commentary; A tribute to Whitney Houston; A dream come true: bnringing the story to the big screen

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jordin Sparks Sparkle
Whitney Houston Emma
Derek Luke Stix
Mike Epps Satin
Carmen Ejogo Sister
Tika Sumpter Dolores
Omari Hardwick Levi
Ceelo Greene 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 Owens Buddy
Sarah Hensen 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 Robinson 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

Technical Credits
Salim Akil Director,Producer
Mara Brock Akil Producer,Screenwriter
Lucas Bielan Camera Operator
Tracy Byrd Casting
Ruth E. Carter Costumes/Costume Designer
Debra Martin Chase Producer
Gaylyn Fraiche Executive Producer
Gary Frutkoff Production Designer
Gary Myers Art Director
Whitney Houston Executive Producer
T.D. Jakes Producer
Avram "Butch" Kaplan Executive Producer
R. Kelly Songwriter
Justin Lang Set Decoration/Design
Anastas Michos Cinematographer
Jay Nierenberg Sound/Sound Designer
Salaam Remi Score Composer
Darin John Rivetti Asst. Director
Fatima Robinson Choreography
Howard Rosenman Executive Producer,Original Story
Joel Schumacher Original Story
Terilyn A. Shropshire Editor
Curtis Wallace Producer
Derrick Williams Co-producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sparkle
1. Scene 1
2. Scene 2
3. Scene 3
4. Scene 4
5. Scene 5
6. Scene 6
7. Scene 7
8. Scene 8
9. Scene 9
10. Scene 10
11. Scene 11
12. Scene 12
13. Scene 13
14. Scene 14
15. Scene 15
16. Scene 16

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Sparkle 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
Review title: Jordan sparks! This was a good DVD. The storyline gives viewers insight in to a "star's rise" to the big league of the music industry. With some graphic scenes of abuse, the glitz and glamour of the music scene, and the sometimes tough decisions one must make you will feel that this is a real-life story, not a fake and phony tale. The outfits are real revealing and "sparkly." Viewers see the allure of the "big life" that becoming a "star" offers along with some of the "draw backs" of the industry. *Great sound track. *Well-developed characters. An emotionally charged storyline that is sure to engage your mind.