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The Women of Brewster Place (1989)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  19 March 1989 (USA)
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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 ... 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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This is the second film Lynn Whitfield played William Allen Young's wife.The first movie was "Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI " See more »

Goofs

During the second tenant meeting, Olivia Cole is not wearing her age makeup. See more »

Quotes

Etta Mae: [re babies] All yours. Built-in heartache for the next twenty years!
Mattie Michael: [reprovingly] Etta...
Etta Mae: Now me, when I want ready-made trouble, I dig up a handsome man. No diapers to change, and I walk when I'm ready.
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A good interpretation of Naylor's novel...
14 December 2000 | by (Chapel Hill, NC) – See all my reviews

I read the novel in my college African-American literature class and loved it. When I saw the movie version, I was very happy with the way it was done. Jackee steals the movie with her presentation of Etta Mae. Oprah does a good job as well. This movie stayed really close to the plot of the story. If you want to read the book, but don't have the time, you could probably just watch this movie and pick up on everything that is crucial. A-


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