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The matriarch and anchor for the women of Brewster Place is Mattie Michael. Her unselfish devotion to a ne'er-do-well son forces her to abandon her home, and try to make a new life in Brewster Place's dark and overcrowded tenements.

Director:

Donna Deitch

Writers:

Gloria Naylor (novel), Karen Hall (teleplay)

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Oprah Winfrey ... Mattie Michael
Mary Alice ... Fannie Michael
Olivia Cole ... Miss Sophie
Robin Givens ... Kiswana / Melanie Browne
Moses Gunn ... Ben
Jackée Harry ... Etta Mae Johnson (as Jackée)
Paula Kelly ... Theresa
Leon ... Abshu
Lonette McKee ... Lorraine
Barbara Montgomery ... Miss Eva Turner
Phyllis Yvonne Stickney ... Cora Lee
Lynn Whitfield ... Ciel
Paul Winfield ... Sam Michael
William Allen Young ... Eugene
Cicely Tyson ... Mrs. Browne
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The matriarch and anchor for the women of Brewster Place is Mattie Michael. Her unselfish devotion to a ne'er-do-well son forces her to abandon her home, and try to make a new life in Brewster Place's dark and overcrowded tenements.

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Genres:

Drama

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19 March 1989 (USA) See more »

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