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  • Waiting to Exhale (1995)
  • R
    124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
R
124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Based on Terry McMillan's novel, this film follows four very different African-American women and their relationships with men.
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Director
Writers
Terry McMillan (novel) (screenplay) | Ron Bass (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Editor
Casting Director
Jaki Brown (as Jaki Brown-Karman)
Production Designer
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Release date
Dec 22, 1995 (United States)

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Cast

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47 cast members
Name Known for
Whitney Houston
Savannah Savannah   See fewer
Angela Bassett
Bernadine Bernadine   See fewer
Gregory Hines
Marvin Marvin   See fewer
Dennis Haysbert
Kenneth Kenneth   See fewer
Michael Beach
John, Sr. John, Sr.   See fewer
Leon
Russell Russell   See fewer
Wendell Pierce
Michael Michael   See fewer
Donald Faison
Tarik (as Donald Adeosun Faison) Tarik (as Donald Adeosun Faison)   See fewer
Brandon Hammond
John, Jr. John, Jr.   See fewer
Kenya Moore
Denise Denise   See fewer
Wren T. Brown
Minister Minister   See fewer
Theo
On Air D.J. On Air D.J.   See fewer
Ken Love
D.J. at the Hermosa D.J. at the Hermosa   See fewer
Graham Galloway
Fireman Fireman   See fewer
Starletta DuPois
Savannah's Mother Savannah's Mother   See fewer
Shari L. Carpenter
Savannah's Assistant Savannah's Assistant   See fewer
Thomas R. Leander
Interviewer Interviewer   See fewer
Cordell Conway
Group at Hermosa Table Group at Hermosa Table   See fewer
Lee Wells Jr.
Group at Hermosa Table Group at Hermosa Table   See fewer
Hope Brown
Group at Hermosa Table Group at Hermosa Table   See fewer
Delaina Hlavin
Tarik's Girl Friend (as Delaina Mitchell) Tarik's Girl Friend (as Delaina Mitchell)   See fewer
Luis Sharpe
Herbert Herbert   See fewer
Joseph S. Myers
Security Guard at John's Office Security Guard at John's Office   See fewer
Ezra Swerdlow
Wild Bill Wild Bill   See fewer
Ellin La Var
Hairdresser (as Ellin LaVar) Hairdresser (as Ellin LaVar)   See fewer
Patricia Anne Fox
Customer at Hair Salon Customer at Hair Salon   See fewer
Brenda Baldwin-Davis
Shopping Mall Extra (uncredited) Shopping Mall Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
William Bolander
Open Air Market Shopper / New Year's Eve Partier (uncredited) Open Air Market Shopper / New Year's Eve Partier (uncredited)   See fewer
L. Scott Caldwell
Bernadine's Lawyer (uncredited) Bernadine's Lawyer (uncredited)   See fewer
Kacee DeMasi
Musician (uncredited) Musician (uncredited)   See fewer
Giancarlo Esposito
David Matthews (uncredited) David Matthews (uncredited)   See fewer
Wanda-Lee Evans
Jane Millhouse (uncredited) Jane Millhouse (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom Hedrick
Neighbor (uncredited) Neighbor (uncredited)   See fewer
Donyell Hinton
Church Patron (uncredited) Church Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
Bob Huff
Open Air Market Shopper (uncredited) Open Air Market Shopper (uncredited)   See fewer
Angela Kenzslowe
Salon Client (uncredited) Salon Client (uncredited)   See fewer
Kelly Preston
Kathleen (uncredited) Kathleen (uncredited)   See fewer
Jose Rosete
New Year's Eve Partier (uncredited) New Year's Eve Partier (uncredited)   See fewer
Juliet Rose Serrato
Hospital Visitor (uncredited) Hospital Visitor (uncredited)   See fewer
Wesley Snipes
James Wheeler (uncredited) James Wheeler (uncredited)   See fewer
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