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The Women of Brewster Place 

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Series (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 ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Oprah Winfrey ...  Mattie Michael 2 episodes, 1989
Mary Alice ...  Fannie Michael 2 episodes, 1989
Olivia Cole ...  Miss Sophie 2 episodes, 1989
Robin Givens ...  Kiswana / ... 2 episodes, 1989
Moses Gunn ...  Ben 2 episodes, 1989
Jackée Harry ...  Etta Mae Johnson 2 episodes, 1989
Paula Kelly ...  Theresa 2 episodes, 1989
Leon ...  Abshu 2 episodes, 1989
Lonette McKee ...  Lorraine 2 episodes, 1989
Barbara Montgomery ...  Miss Eva Turner 2 episodes, 1989
Phyllis Yvonne Stickney ...  Cora Lee 2 episodes, 1989
Lynn Whitfield ...  Ciel 2 episodes, 1989
Paul Winfield ...  Sam Michael 2 episodes, 1989
William Allen Young ...  Eugene 2 episodes, 1989
Cicely Tyson ...  Mrs. Browne 2 episodes, 1989
Bruce Beatty ...  Crony 2 episodes, 1989
Vivian Bonnell ...  Black Woman 2 episodes, 1989
William Frankfather ...  Judge 2 episodes, 1989
Montrose Hagins ...  Mourner 2 episodes, 1989
Jinaki Jinaki ...  Tenant #3 2 episodes, 1989
Clark Johnson ...  Butch Fuller 2 episodes, 1989
Homeselle Joy Homeselle Joy ...  Betina 2 episodes, 1989
Eugene Lee ...  Basil 2 episodes, 1989
Bebe Drake ...  Cleo 2 episodes, 1989
Molly McClure ...  White Woman 2 episodes, 1989
Glenn Plummer ...  C.C. Baker 2 episodes, 1989
Veronica Redd Veronica Redd ...  Tenant #2 2 episodes, 1989
Roxanne Reese Roxanne Reese ...  Alfreda 2 episodes, 1989
Adrian Ricard Adrian Ricard ...  Tenant #4 2 episodes, 1989
Ta-Tanisha Ta-Tanisha ...  Tenant #1 2 episodes, 1989
Douglas Turner Ward Douglas Turner Ward ...  Reverend Woods 2 episodes, 1989
Charles Weldon ...  Tenant #5 2 episodes, 1989
Samm-Art Williams Samm-Art Williams ...  Cecil Garvin 2 episodes, 1989
Vanessa Bell Armstrong Vanessa Bell Armstrong ...  Gospel Singer 2 episodes, 1989
Jonathan 'Fudge' Leonard Jonathan 'Fudge' Leonard ...  Brucie 2 episodes, 1989
Maya Leonard Maya Leonard ...  Diedre 2 episodes, 1989
Phill Lewis ...  Bottom 2 episodes, 1989
Ray Oliver Ray Oliver ...  Cab Driver 2 episodes, 1989
Eddie Palmer 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 Sheekeena Smith ...  Girl on Skates 2 episodes, 1989
Larenz Tate ...  Sammy 2 episodes, 1989
Geoffrey Thorne ...  Theseus 2 episodes, 1989
Paul Williams 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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Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Mulheres de Brewster Place See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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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

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

Mrs. Browne: You could afford much more if you hadn't dropped out of college.
Kiswana: 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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Followed by Brewster Place (1990) See more »

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Excellent movie. Jackee shines over Oprah!
25 May 1999 | by eric-144See 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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