Jackie's Back

Jackie's Back

Jackie's Back (stylized as 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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    director Robert Townsend
    genre comedy
    keywords cameo appearance diva film r&b tim curry wash
    publisher Lifetime Television
    theme mockumentary