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The Women of Brewster Place (1989)

Based on the novel by Gloria Naylor, which deals with several strong-willed women who live in a rundown housing project on Brewster Place in an unidentified eastern city; across three ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Fannie Michael
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Miss Sophie
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Kiswana / Melanie Browne
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Ben
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Etta Mae Johnson
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Theresa
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Lorraine
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Miss Eva Turner
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Ciel
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Mrs. Browne
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Based on the novel by Gloria Naylor, which deals with several strong-willed women who live in a rundown housing project on Brewster Place in an unidentified eastern city; across three decades, they struggle against poverty, bigotry, and weak, troublesome men. Written by mts77

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Seven Women. Seven Lives Hanging in the Balance.

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19 March 1989 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Lynn Whitfield is 7 months older than Oprah Winfrey and 3 years older than Jackee although they are much older than her in the film. See more »

Goofs

The length of Theresa's cigarette when she tells Lorraine that she has decided not to go to the party at the night club. This happens at the same time that the block party is going on outside. See more »

Quotes

Fannie Michael: [having grabbed a shotgun after witnessing her husband beat Mattie] So help me Jesus, Sam! Hit my child again, and I'll meet you soul in hell!
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Followed by Brewster Place (1990) See more »

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Excellent
27 July 2003 | by (SF Bay Area, CA) – See all my reviews

Every time I see that this movie is on TV again, I get SUCKED IN every time and have to watch it to the end!

It does such a great job communicating about a culture that I know so little about. I feel like I was invited in-it is so painfully real.

The writing, the acting and the directing is so well done. It also feels like a play.

It's honest. 9/10


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