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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 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)
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 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)
Molly McClure ...
 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)
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 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)
Paul Williams ...
 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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Trivia

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

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: [rocking in a chair and sewing] So, trusting you stay out of jail, what you intend to do now?
Etta Mae: I guess I could get a couple thousand for the car. That'll tide me over until my next... business opportunity comes along.
Mattie Michael: You and your business opportunities. Why don't you just settle down and get yourself a regular job?
Etta Mae: A job doing what? What kind of experience I got? Nothing that's gonna get me a regular job.
Mattie Michael: You don't know that.
Etta Mae: I do know it. And why're you on me?
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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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