Chronicles the career of Tina Turner from the time she met musician-songwriter Ike Turner until the launch of her solo career in the early 1980's. Contains faithful reenactments of stage performances by Ike and Tina turner. Based on the autobiography of Tina Turner, ''I, Tina''.
Anna Mae always had a special voice. Soon after arriving in St. Louis to live with the mother who had walked out when she was small, the now teenage Anna soon attracts the attention of pop group leader Ike Turner. She becomes the band's singer, his wife, and mother to his children - not all hers. In love with Ike and determined not to leave in the way her mother had, she finds herself the target of increasing violence from her unstable husband who can't see who is making the band such a success
Angela Bassett ... Anna Mae Bullock / Tina Turner
Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly ... Young Anna Mae Bullock (as Rae'ven Kelly) Virginia Capers ... Choir Mistress
Laurence Fishburne ... Ike Turner, Sr.
Khandi Alexander ... Darlene