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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 the male gender.
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Writers
Terry McMillan (novel) (screenplay) | Ronald Bass (screenplay)
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Jaki Brown (as Jaki Brown-Karman)
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Budget
$ 16,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 14,126,927
Gross (USA)
$ 67,052,156
Gross (World)
$ 81,452,156
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Release date
Dec 22, 1995 (United States)

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Angela Bassett
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Loretta Devine
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Lela Rochon
Robin Stokes Robin Stokes   See fewer
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Gregory Hines
Marvin King Marvin King   See fewer
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Dennis Haysbert
Kenneth Dawkins Kenneth Dawkins   See fewer
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Michael Beach
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Wendell Pierce
Michael Davenport Michael Davenport   See fewer
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Donald Faison
Tarik Matthews Tarik Matthews   See fewer
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Jazz Raycole
Onika Harris Onika Harris   See fewer
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Brandon Hammond
John Harris, Jr. John Harris, Jr.   See fewer
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Kenya Moore
Denise Denise   See fewer
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Wren T. Brown
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Ken Love
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Graham Galloway
Fireman Fireman   See fewer
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Starletta DuPois
Savannah's Mother Savannah's Mother   See fewer
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Thomas R. Leander
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Cordell Conway
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Lee Wells Jr.
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Hope Brown
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Delaina Mitchell
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Luis Sharpe
Herbert Webster Herbert Webster   See fewer
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Joseph S. Myers
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Ezra Swerdlow
Wild Bill Wild Bill   See fewer
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Ellin La Var
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Patricia Anne Fox
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William Bolander
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David Matthews (uncredited) David Matthews (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wanda-Lee Evans
Jane Millhouse (uncredited) Jane Millhouse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Hedrick
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Donyell Hinton
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Bob Huff
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Kelly Preston
Kathleen (uncredited) Kathleen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jose Rosete
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Tim Sauer
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5.8 / 10 | 8,412 votes