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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Oprah Winfrey
as Mattie Michael
as Etta Mae Johnson
Cicely Tyson
as Mrs. Browne
Robin Givens
as Kiswana
Paula Kelly
as Theresa
Lonette McKee
as Lorraine
Eugene Lee
as Basil
Paul Winfield
as Sam Michael
Mary Alice
as Fannie Michael
Olivia Cole
as Miss Sophie
as Abshu
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Critic Reviews for The Women of Brewster Place

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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
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
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
Jessica Washington

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