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Kiswana organizes a tenant's union to improve the lives of the dispirited Brewster Place residents. The newest residents, Lorraine and Theresa, arouse uneasiness among the other tenants of ... See full summary »

Director:

Donna Deitch

Writers:

Gloria Naylor (novel), Karen Hall (teleplay)

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Cast

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Oprah Winfrey ... Mattie Michael
Mary Alice ... Fannie Michael
Olivia Cole ... Miss Sophie
Robin Givens ... Kiswana / Melanie Browne
Moses Gunn ... Ben
Jackée Harry ... Etta Mae Johnson (as Jackée)
Paula Kelly ... Theresa
Leon ... Abshu
Lonette McKee ... Lorraine
Barbara Montgomery ... Miss Eva Turner
Phyllis Yvonne Stickney ... Cora Lee
Lynn Whitfield ... Ciel
Paul Winfield ... Sam Michael
William Allen Young ... Eugene
Cicely Tyson ... Mrs. Browne
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Kiswana organizes a tenant's union to improve the lives of the dispirited Brewster Place residents. The newest residents, Lorraine and Theresa, arouse uneasiness among the other tenants of Brewster Place who are slowly discovering the two are a lesbian couple.

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Genres:

Drama

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Release Date:

20 March 1989 (USA) See more »

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