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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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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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Mike Tyson:  a street gang member (he's the one wearing the cap and sunglasses). 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: You could afford much more if you hadn't dropped out of college.
Mrs. Browne: I knew it, I knew you'd get around to that. You'll just never understand, will you?
Mrs. Browne: Understand what, baby?
Kiswana: That my place is here with my people.
Mrs. Browne: Melanie, what help could you possibly be to these people while you're living hand-to-mouth on a file clerk's check?
Kiswana: At least I'm here with day-to-day contact with my people, instead of being like you and Daddy and sitting over at Linden Hills with a terminal case of middle-class amnesia.
Mrs. Browne: ...
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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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