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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Cast

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 Mattie Michael (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Fannie Michael (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Miss Sophie (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Kiswana / ... (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Ben (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Etta Mae Johnson (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Theresa (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Abshu (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Lorraine (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Miss Eva Turner (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Cora Lee (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Ciel (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Sam Michael (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Eugene (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Mrs. Browne (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Crony (2 episodes, 1989)
Vivian Bonnell ...
 Black Woman (2 episodes, 1989)
William Frankfather ...
 Judge (2 episodes, 1989)
Montrose Hagins ...
 Mourner (2 episodes, 1989)
Jinaki ...
 Tenant #3 (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Butch Fuller (2 episodes, 1989)
Homeselle Joy ...
 Betina (2 episodes, 1989)
Eugene Lee ...
 Basil (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Cleo (2 episodes, 1989)
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 White Woman (2 episodes, 1989)
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 C.C. Baker (2 episodes, 1989)
Veronica Redd ...
 Tenant #2 (2 episodes, 1989)
Roxanne Reese ...
 Alfreda (2 episodes, 1989)
Adrian Ricard ...
 Tenant #4 (2 episodes, 1989)
Ta-Tanisha ...
 Tenant #1 (2 episodes, 1989)
Douglas Turner Ward ...
 Reverend Woods (2 episodes, 1989)
Charles Weldon ...
 Tenant #5 (2 episodes, 1989)
Samm-Art Williams ...
 Cecil Garvin (2 episodes, 1989)
Vanessa Bell Armstrong ...
 Gospel Singer (2 episodes, 1989)
Jonathan 'Fudge' Leonard ...
 Brucie (2 episodes, 1989)
Maya Leonard ...
 Diedre (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Bottom (2 episodes, 1989)
Ray Oliver ...
 Cab Driver (2 episodes, 1989)
Eddie Palmer ...
 Little Basil (age 5) (2 episodes, 1989)
Bee-Be Smith ...
 Hippolyta (2 episodes, 1989)
Ebonie Smith ...
 Little Ciel (age 7) (2 episodes, 1989)
Sheekeena Smith ...
 Girl on Skates (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Sammy (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Theseus (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Teenage Guy (2 episodes, 1989)
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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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Lynn Whitfield is 7 months older than Oprah Winfrey and 3 years older than Jackee although they are much older than she is 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

Kiswana: [while examining one of Cora Lee's children, who has just injured himself] There's a big knot coming up on the side of his head; maybe we should take him...
Cora Lee: It'll go down.
[after seeing the expression on Kiswana's face]
Cora Lee: Look, if I ran to the hospital every time one of these kids bumps their heads or scrapes their knee, I'd spend the rest of my life in those emergency rooms.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Shia LaBeouf/Avril Lavigne (2007) 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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