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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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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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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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Mike Tyson:  a street gang member (he's the one wearing the cap and sunglasses). See more »

Goofs

When Theresa is throwing the meatloaf ingredients at Miss Sophie's window, we see her hold up a jar of olives and its liquid. But when she throws it at the window and it shatters, there is no liquid shown. See more »

Quotes

Mattie Michael: [referring to Etta's Mae's flirtation with Reverend Woods] If you had batted your eyelashes any faster, we'd have had a dust storm up in there.
Etta Mae: You said you wanted me to meet some nice men. Well, I met one.
Mattie Michael: Etta, I meant a man who'd be serious about settling down with you. Why, you're going on like a schoolgirl. Can't you see what he's got in mind?
Etta Mae: [in a cold yet angry tone] The only thing I see is that you're telling me I'm not good enough for a man like that. Oh, no, not Etta Johnson. No ...
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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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