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Respect (2021)


Music/Drama · 2h 25m · 8/14/2020

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Following the rise of Aretha Franklin's career from a child singing in her father's church's choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon's journey to find her voice.






Canada, United States

Production Company

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)



Where to Watch


Jennifer Hudson

Aretha Franklin

Forest Whitaker

C. L. Franklin

Marlon Wayans

Ted White

Tituss Burgess

James Cleveland

Audra McDonald


Marc Maron

Jerry Wexler

Heather Headley

Clara Ward

Kimberly Scott

Mama Franklin

Hailey Kilgore

Carolyn Franklin

Saycon Sengbloh

Erma Franklin

Leroy McClain

Cecil Franklin (as Leroy McClain)

Albert Jones

Ken Cunningham

Tate Donovan

John Hammond

Myk Watford

Rick Hall

Skye Dakota Turner

Young Aretha

Gilbert Glenn Brown

Martin Luther King Jr.

Mary J. Blige

Dinah Washington

Nevaeh Moore

Young Carolyn

Kennedy Chanel

Young Erma

Peyton Jackson

Young Cecil

Joe Knezevich

Tom Dowd

John Giorgio

Chips Moman

Shaun Schneider

Charlie Chalmers

Zach Strum

David Hood

Alec Barnes

Jimmy Johnson

Beau Scheier

Joe Arnold

David Simpson

Spooner Oldham

Joshua Mikel

Roger Hawkins

Henry Riggs

Tommy Cogbill

Brenda Nicole Moorer


Lodric D. Collins

Smokey (20 Years Old)

Paul Rolfes


Drew Matthews

Jack Frank

Jason Michael Webb

Alexander Hamilton

Vance Taylor

Art Tatum

Rachel Nicks


David Shae

Male Reporter

Inga Eiss


William J. Simmons

Clarence (5 Years Old)

Jerel Xavier Alston

Clarence (9 Years Old)

Chase Burgess

Edward (3 Years Old)

Christopher Daniel

Edward (7 Years Old)

Melissa Lowe


Christen Sharice

Earline (as Christen Roberts)

Eric Scott Ways

Vernon Johnson

Christopher Windom


Jacinte Blankenship

Party Guest

Myron Parker Wright

Party Guest

Charity Jordan

Party Guest

Tara Wescott

Party Guest

Joe Gransden

Trumpet Player

Maurice Johnson

Grieving Father

Tangela Large

Grieving Mother

Brandon Gilpin

Teenager (as Brandon 'Showtime Brando' Gilpin)

Brian Bascle

Mayor Cavanagh

Jelani Alladin


Aba Arthur

Miss Gold

Tyner Rushing

Gloria Fisher

Hannah Lowther


Ethan Xavier Williams

Ted Jr. (8 Years Old)

Lelund Thompson

Jackson (as Lelund Durond Thompson)

Kelvin Hair

Sam Cooke (as Kelvin Hair II)

Rege Lewis

Young Black Man

Victor Wallace

Young Black Man

Marliss Amiea

Black Singer

Lydia Eku

Handsome Black Woman

Derrick James

King Curtis

Liesl Tommy


Iran Kuykendall

Police Officer

M. Jearl Vinot

Sydney Pollack

Malaki Sample

Ted Jr. (2 Years Old)

Jose Rivera

Spanish Reporter

Denis J. Collins Jr.

Cambodian Reporter


Ted White's Prostitute (uncredited)

Marcia Adams

New York Fan (uncredited)

Chloe Asbell

Reporter (uncredited)

Demetrius B. Banks

Church Choir Singer (singing voice) (uncredited)

Shane Berengue

Reporter (uncredited)

Gloria Bishop

Concert Goer (uncredited)

Kent Booker

Elegant Guest (uncredited)

Jamaal Burcher

Ted's Doorman (uncredited)

London Carlisle

Cute Guy (uncredited)

Shawn Ray Cartel

Church Guest (uncredited)

Carla Carvalho

Harlem House Party Guest (uncredited)

Zach Catanzareti

Concert Fan (uncredited)

Tony F. Charles

Ralph Abernathy (uncredited)

Fyodor Cherniavsky

Conductor (uncredited)

Nathan W. Collins

Security Guard / Ball Attendee (uncredited)

Ikennia Cross

Choir Director (uncredited)

Laura Darrell

Party Girl (uncredited)

Justine Edwards

Elegant Party Guest (uncredited)

Nichaela 'Noire' Eugene

Choir Singer (uncredited)

Linda D Gaines

VIP Concert Fan (uncredited)

Reese Giles

Concert Atendee (uncredited)

James Hammond

Ahmet Ertegun Founder Atlantic Records (uncredited)

Kevin Howell

Photographer (uncredited)

Shiquita James

Sharecropper (uncredited)

Jermaine Jordan

Sharecropper (uncredited)

Jay D. Kacho

A&R Exec (uncredited)

Travis L. King Jr.

Drummer (uncredited)

Bob Leszczak

Outdoor Art Salesman (uncredited)

Beorht Lewinski

Cute Guy (uncredited)

Jill Martin

Upscale Party Guest (uncredited)

Doris McCarthy

Park Goer (uncredited)

Alexandra McGuire

Jazz Club Patron (uncredited)

Lawrence Mclendon

Audience Member (uncredited)

Bryan Metoyer

Concertgoer (uncredited)

Christina D. Miller

Concert Attendee / Church Member / Awards Concert Attendee / VIP (uncredited)

Thelma R. Mitchell

Ella Fitzgerald (uncredited)

Mason Pike

Violin Player (uncredited)

Ricardo Quinones

House Party Guest (uncredited)

Rahiem Riley

Formal Guest (uncredited)

Leandra Ryan

Alice (uncredited)

Damani Sease

Cute Guy (uncredited)

Carla Shinall

Fan (uncredited)

Kevin Slone

Detroit Hotel Lobby Guest (uncredited)

D.J. Stavropoulos

Record Executive / French Fan / New York Fan (uncredited)

Eric Daniel Stumpp

Reporter (uncredited)

Marcallus T. Sunday II

Party Guest / Concert Attendee / Church Member (uncredited)

Corey Jason Thomas

New Bethal Deacon (uncredited)

Luisa Turner

Ted's Prostitute (uncredited)

Victoria Paige Watkins

Teen #2 (uncredited)

Berry Williams Jr.

Church Member (uncredited)

Alzie Williams

Concert Fan (uncredited)

Audrey Williams

Choir Member (uncredited)

Chris Williams

Tyrell / Bellhop (uncredited)

Michelle L. Williams

Party Guest / Church Member / Concert Attendee (uncredited)

Olaolu Winfunke

Hans (uncredited)

Rob Wood

Aretha's Saxophonist (uncredited)

Perry Zulu Jr.

Count Basie (uncredited)

Liesl Tommy


Callie Khouri


Tracey Scott Wilson

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