The Women of Brewster Place (1989)





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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.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Television
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On DVD: Jan 30, 2001

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as Mattie Michael

as Etta Mae Johnson

as Mrs. Browne

as Kiswana

as Lorraine

as Theresa

as Sam Michael

as Fannie Michael

as Miss Sophie

as Abshu
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Critic Reviews for The Women of Brewster Place

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Classic miniseries tackles weighty women's issues.

Full Review… | May 4, 2012
Common Sense Media

Engaging portrait of seven women in a ghetto tenement who are struggling to overcome the hardships of poverty and the disappointments of shattered dreams.

Full Review… | July 10, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for The Women of Brewster Place

I have seen this film on dvd, it is great,great. It shows a how a black
single mother endures through hard times
and becomes a fixture to help others,to help them deals with probelms in their lives.

Margaret Graham

Not for everyone, I suppose. But it's an excellent movie and deserves to be watched. Some great acting and some powerful scenes.

Glen Shrope

A must see for blacks! It shows how a community of blacks came together to finally make things better instead of continously tearing each other down

Jessica Washington

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