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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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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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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 »

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

Quotes

Mattie Michael: [Etta Mae flirtatiously accepts an invitation to dance] Woman, you better stay here and act your age.
Etta Mae: Ooh, I'm acting it. 35!
Mattie Michael: Hm! You've got regrets older than that.
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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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