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.

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Classic miniseries tackles weighty women's issues.

May 4, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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

Jul 10, 2003 | Full Review…

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