Respect (2021)
PG-13
145 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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.
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Tracey Scott Wilson (screenplay by) (story by) | Callie Khouri (story by)
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Release date
Aug 13, 2021 (United States)

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128 cast members
Name Known for
Jennifer Hudson
Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin   See fewer
Forest Whitaker
C. L. Franklin C. L. Franklin   See fewer
Marlon Wayans
Ted White Ted White   See fewer
Tituss Burgess
James Cleveland James Cleveland   See fewer
Audra McDonald
Barbara Barbara   See fewer
Marc Maron
Jerry Wexler Jerry Wexler   See fewer
Heather Headley
Clara Ward Clara Ward   See fewer
Kimberly Scott
Mama Franklin Mama Franklin   See fewer
Hailey Kilgore
Carolyn Franklin Carolyn Franklin   See fewer
Saycon Sengbloh
Erma Franklin Erma Franklin   See fewer
LeRoy McClain
Cecil Franklin (as Leroy McClain) Cecil Franklin (as Leroy McClain)   See fewer
Albert Jones
Ken Cunningham Ken Cunningham   See fewer
Tate Donovan
John Hammond John Hammond   See fewer
Myk Watford
Rick Hall Rick Hall   See fewer
Skye Dakota Turner
Young Aretha Young Aretha   See fewer
Gilbert Glenn Brown
Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr.   See fewer
Mary J. Blige
Dinah Washington Dinah Washington   See fewer
Nevaeh Moore
Young Carolyn Young Carolyn   See fewer
Kennedy Chanel
Young Erma Young Erma   See fewer
Peyton Jackson
Young Cecil Young Cecil   See fewer
Joe Knezevich
Tom Dowd Tom Dowd   See fewer
John Giorgio
Chips Moman Chips Moman   See fewer
Shaun Schneider
Charlie Chalmers Charlie Chalmers   See fewer
Zach Strum
David Hood David Hood   See fewer
Alec Barnes
Jimmy Johnson Jimmy Johnson   See fewer
Beau Scheier
Joe Arnold Joe Arnold   See fewer
David Simpson
Spooner Oldham Spooner Oldham   See fewer
Joshua Mikel
Roger Hawkins Roger Hawkins   See fewer
Henry Riggs
Tommy Cogbill Tommy Cogbill   See fewer
Lodric D. Collins
Smokey (20 Years Old) Smokey (20 Years Old)   See fewer
Paul Rolfes
Manager Manager   See fewer
Drew Matthews
Jack Frank Jack Frank   See fewer
Jason Michael Webb
Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton   See fewer
Vance Taylor
Art Tatum Art Tatum   See fewer
Rachel Nicks
Vanessa Vanessa   See fewer
David Shae
Male Reporter Male Reporter   See fewer
Inga Eiss
Interpreter Interpreter   See fewer
William J. Simmons
Clarence (5 Years Old) Clarence (5 Years Old)   See fewer
Jerel Xavier Alston
Clarence (9 Years Old) Clarence (9 Years Old)   See fewer
Chase Burgess
Edward (3 Years Old) Edward (3 Years Old)   See fewer
Christopher Daniel
Edward (7 Years Old) Edward (7 Years Old)   See fewer
Melissa Lowe
Secretary Secretary   See fewer
Christen Sharice
Earline (as Christen Roberts) Earline (as Christen Roberts)   See fewer
Eric Scott Ways
Vernon Johnson Vernon Johnson   See fewer
Jacinte Blankenship
Party Guest Party Guest   See fewer
Myron Parker Wright
Party Guest Party Guest   See fewer
Charity Jordan
Party Guest Party Guest   See fewer
Tara Wescott
Party Guest Party Guest   See fewer
Joe Gransden
Trumpet Player Trumpet Player   See fewer
Maurice Johnson
Grieving Father Grieving Father   See fewer
Tangela Large
Grieving Mother Grieving Mother   See fewer
Brandon Gilpin
Teenager (as Brandon 'Showtime Brando' Gilpin) Teenager (as Brandon 'Showtime Brando' Gilpin)   See fewer
Brian Bascle
Mayor Cavanagh Mayor Cavanagh   See fewer
Aba Arthur
Miss Gold Miss Gold   See fewer
Tyner Rushing
Gloria Fisher Gloria Fisher   See fewer
Ethan Xavier Williams
Ted Jr. (8 Years Old) Ted Jr. (8 Years Old)   See fewer
Lelund Thompson
Jackson (as Lelund Durond Thompson) Jackson (as Lelund Durond Thompson)   See fewer
Kelvin Hair
Sam Cooke (as Kelvin Hair II) Sam Cooke (as Kelvin Hair II)   See fewer
Rege Lewis
Young Black Man Young Black Man   See fewer
Victor Wallace
Young Black Man Young Black Man   See fewer
Marliss Amiea
Black Singer Black Singer   See fewer
Lydia Eku
Handsome Black Woman Handsome Black Woman   See fewer
Derrick James
King Curtis King Curtis   See fewer
Iran Kuykendall
Police Officer Police Officer   See fewer
M. Jearl Vinot
Sydney Pollack Sydney Pollack   See fewer
Malaki Sample
Ted Jr. (2 Years Old) Ted Jr. (2 Years Old)   See fewer
Jose Rivera
Spanish Reporter Spanish Reporter   See fewer
Denis J. Collins Jr.
Cambodian Reporter Cambodian Reporter   See fewer
Abri
Ted White's Prostitute (uncredited) Ted White's Prostitute (uncredited)   See fewer
Marcia Adams
New York Fan (uncredited) New York Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Chloe Asbell
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Demetrius B. Banks
Church Choir Singer (singing voice) (uncredited) Church Choir Singer (singing voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Shane Berengue
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Gloria Bishop
Concert Goer (uncredited) Concert Goer (uncredited)   See fewer
Kent Booker
Elegant Guest (uncredited) Elegant Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Jamaal Burcher
Ted's Doorman (uncredited) Ted's Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
London Carlisle
Cute Guy (uncredited) Cute Guy (uncredited)   See fewer
Shawn Ray Cartel
Church Guest (uncredited) Church Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Carla Carvalho
Harlem House Party Guest (uncredited) Harlem House Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Zach Catanzareti
Concert Fan (uncredited) Concert Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Tony F. Charles
Ralph Abernathy (uncredited) Ralph Abernathy (uncredited)   See fewer
Fyodor Cherniavsky
Conductor (uncredited) Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
Nathan W. Collins
Security Guard / Ball Attendee (uncredited) Security Guard / Ball Attendee (uncredited)   See fewer
Ikennia Cross
Choir Director (uncredited) Choir Director (uncredited)   See fewer
Laura Darrell
Party Girl (uncredited) Party Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Justine Edwards
Elegant Party Guest (uncredited) Elegant Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Nichaela 'Noire' Eugene
Choir Singer (uncredited) Choir Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
Linda D Gaines
VIP Concert Fan (uncredited) VIP Concert Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Reese Giles
Concert Atendee (uncredited) Concert Atendee (uncredited)   See fewer
James Hammond
Ahmet Ertegun Founder Atlantic Records (uncredited) Ahmet Ertegun Founder Atlantic Records (uncredited)   See fewer
Shiquita James
Sharecropper (uncredited) Sharecropper (uncredited)   See fewer
Jay D. Kacho
A&R Exec (uncredited) A&R Exec (uncredited)   See fewer
Travis L. King Jr.
Drummer (uncredited) Drummer (uncredited)   See fewer
Bob Leszczak
Outdoor Art Salesman (uncredited) Outdoor Art Salesman (uncredited)   See fewer
Beorht Lewinski
Cute Guy (uncredited) Cute Guy (uncredited)   See fewer
Jill Martin
Upscale Party Guest (uncredited) Upscale Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Doris McCarthy
Park Goer (uncredited) Park Goer (uncredited)   See fewer
Alexandra McGuire
Jazz Club Patron (uncredited) Jazz Club Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
Lawrence Mclendon
Audience Member (uncredited) Audience Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Bryan Metoyer
Concertgoer (uncredited) Concertgoer (uncredited)   See fewer
Christina D. Miller
Concert Attendee / Church Member / Awards Concert Attendee / VIP (uncredited) Concert Attendee / Church Member / Awards Concert Attendee / VIP (uncredited)   See fewer
Thelma R. Mitchell
Ella Fitzgerald (uncredited) Ella Fitzgerald (uncredited)   See fewer
Mason Pike
Violin Player (uncredited) Violin Player (uncredited)   See fewer
Ricardo Quinones
House Party Guest (uncredited) House Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Rahiem Riley
Formal Guest (uncredited) Formal Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Leandra Ryan
Alice (uncredited) Alice (uncredited)   See fewer
Damani Sease
Cute Guy (uncredited) Cute Guy (uncredited)   See fewer
Carla Shinall
Fan (uncredited) Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
D.J. Stavropoulos
Record Executive / French Fan / New York Fan (uncredited) Record Executive / French Fan / New York Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Eric Daniel Stumpp
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Marcallus T. Sunday II
Party Guest / Concert Attendee / Church Member (uncredited) Party Guest / Concert Attendee / Church Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Corey Jason Thomas
New Bethal Deacon (uncredited) New Bethal Deacon (uncredited)   See fewer
Luisa Turner
Ted's Prostitute (uncredited) Ted's Prostitute (uncredited)   See fewer
Chris Ward
Photographer (uncredited) Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
Victoria Paige Watkins
Teen #2 (uncredited) Teen #2 (uncredited)   See fewer
Berry Williams Jr.
Church Member (uncredited) Church Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Alzie Williams
Concert Fan (uncredited) Concert Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Audrey Williams
Choir Member (uncredited) Choir Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Chris Williams
Tyrell / Bellhop (uncredited) Tyrell / Bellhop (uncredited)   See fewer
Michelle L. Williams
Party Guest / Church Member / Concert Attendee (uncredited) Party Guest / Church Member / Concert Attendee (uncredited)   See fewer
Olaolu Winfunke
Hans (uncredited) Hans (uncredited)   See fewer
Rob Wood
Aretha's Saxophonist (uncredited) Aretha's Saxophonist (uncredited)   See fewer
Perry Zulu Jr.
Count Basie (uncredited) Count Basie (uncredited)   See fewer
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