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The Women of Brewster Place 

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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1989  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 Miss Eva Turner 2 episodes, 1989
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 Sam Michael 2 episodes, 1989
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 Black Woman 2 episodes, 1989
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Jinaki ...
 Tenant #3 2 episodes, 1989
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 Butch Fuller 2 episodes, 1989
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Molly McClure ...
 White Woman 2 episodes, 1989
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 C.C. Baker 2 episodes, 1989
Veronica Redd ...
Roxanne Reese ...
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 ...
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Ray Oliver ...
 Cab Driver 2 episodes, 1989
Eddie Palmer ...
 Little Basil (age 5) 2 episodes, 1989
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 Hippolyta 2 episodes, 1989
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 Little Ciel (age 7) 2 episodes, 1989
Sheekeena Smith ...
 Girl on Skates 2 episodes, 1989
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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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This is the second film Lynn Whitfield played William Allen Young's wife.The first movie was "Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI " 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: [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 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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