The Women of Brewster Place (1989)
The made-for-television film The Women of Brewster Place chronicles the lives of seven Black women who live in an inner-city tenement where they try to overcome poverty, racism, bad relationships and violence. The film succeeds because of the detailed script, and excellent performances from the cast, highlighted by Oprah Winfrey's first dramatic television role. The film was later developed into a weekly television drama.
as Mattie Michael
as Mrs. Browne
as Cora Lee
as Sam Michael
as Fannie Michael
as Miss Sophie
as Rev. Wood
as Miss Eva
as Etta Mae Johnson
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Engaging portrait of seven women in a ghetto tenement who are struggling to overcome the hardships of poverty and the disappointments of shattered dreams.
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