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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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Abshu
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Lorraine
Barbara Montgomery ...
Miss Eva Turner
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Cora Lee
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Ciel
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Sam Michael
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Eugene
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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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As Mulheres de Brewster Place  »

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This is the second film Lynn Whitfield played William Allen Young's wife.The first movie was "Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI " 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

Theresa: [as Lorraine comes in with groceries] Remember my chocolate chip cookies?
Lorraine: Well, hello. Hello to you too. My day? My day was just fine.
[sets groceries on the counter]
Lorraine: Little Baxter boy brought his puppy to the show and tell, peed all over the floor then proceeded to chew the heel off my shoe. But yes, I managed to hobble to the store
[takes out a package of cookies]
Lorraine: to get you chocolate chip cookies.
Theresa: You know, you should have a talk with Mrs. Baxter. She ought to train that boy better than that.
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Followed by Brewster Place (1990) See more »

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Excellent movie. Jackee shines over Oprah!
25 May 1999 | by (ohio) – See all my reviews

Excellent drama about a group of women living in an apartment building. This explores all their lives and shows how everyone is struggling through something. jackee comes out the best! This movie is dramatic, hilarious and heartbreaking. Such lines as "You shoulda thoughta that before you started breeding em like roaches!" and Jackee's one liners during the tenants meeting had me laughing out loud. Highly recommended!!!!!!


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