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Waiting to Exhale

novel by Terry McMillan

Waiting to Exhale

Released 1995 (27 years, 4 months ago)

Director Forest Whitaker
Duration 127 minutes
Genre romantic comedy, female buddy film and comedy-drama
Composer Babyface
Production company 20th Century Fox
Country of origin United States of America
Screenwriter Ronald Bass
Producer Terry McMillan and Ronald Bass

About Waiting to Exhale

Waiting to Exhale is a 1995 American romance film directed by Forest Whitaker (in his feature film directorial debut) and starring Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett. The film was adapted from the 1992 novel of the same name by Terry McMillan. Lela Rochon, Loretta Devine, Dennis Haysbert, Michael Beach, Gregory Hines, Donald Faison, and Mykelti Williamson rounded out the rest of the cast. The original music score was composed by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. The story centers on four female friends living in the Phoenix, Arizona area and their relationships with men and one another. All of them are "holding their breath" until the day they can feel comfortable in a committed relationship with a man.

The film is notable for having an all-African-American cast. The Los Angeles Times called it a "social phenomenon".

Cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


73 years, 8 months, 1 day


48 years, 6 months, 18 days

Born first

14 February 1946

Died first

9 August 2003

Born last

22 June 1974

Died last

11 February 2012

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