WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE, THE {PART 2 OF 2} (TV)

Summary

A two-part made-for-television movie based on the novel by Gloria Naylor in which seven strong-willed women living in a rundown housing project called Brewster Place find strength through their friendship over many decades. As Part Two begins, Kiswana tries to recruit more locals for the tenants association, including the stubborn Cora Lee. To help forge a bond between them, Kiswana invites Cora Lee and her six children to a hip-hop neighborhood version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." In the meantime, Ciel and her husband argue over his claim that he has a job offer in Maine, during which their unwatched baby daughter electrocutes herself. After the funeral, Ciel tries to kill herself. Though Mattie nurses her back to health, Ciel subsequently disappears. Mattie and Etta Mae attend a revival meeting, with Etta Mae falling for the reverend -- with predictably disastrous results. When closeted lesbians Lorraine and Theresa move into Brewster Place, Miss Sophie makes it her business to cause trouble for them. A block party for all of the Brewster Place residents causes tensions to finally erupt, resulting in an act of violence that leads to madness, murder, and Mattie's long-suppressed need to undertake some drastic actions. This program is closed-captioned. Includes commercials.

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: March 20, 1989 Monday 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:50:38
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:16327
  • GENRE: Drama
  • SUBJECT HEADING: African-American Collection - Drama; Drama; LGBT Collection; She Made It Collection (Oprah Winfrey)
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV, 1989
  • COMMERCIALS:
    • TV - Commercials - Alka-Seltzer Plus cold medicine
    • TV - Commercials - Armstrong home furnishings
    • TV - Commercials - Benylin cough syrup
    • TV - Commercials - Budget Gourmet frozen dinners
    • TV - Commercials - Cascade dish washer detergent
    • TV - Commercials - Clear Eyes drops
    • TV - Commercials - CoverGirl makeup
    • TV - Commercials - Crunch 'n Munch popcorn with toffee
    • TV - Commercials - Diet Pepsi soft-drink
    • TV - Commercials - Future floor polish
    • TV - Commercials - GEO Prizm automobiles
    • TV - Commercials - Glade air freshener
    • TV - Commercials - Hyundai Sonata automobiles
    • TV - Commercials - J.C. Penney department store
    • TV - Commercials - Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants
    • TV - Commercials - Listermint breath protection
    • TV - Commercials - McDonalds restaurants
    • TV - Commercials - Odor Eaters insoles
    • TV - Commercials - Rolaids antacid
    • TV - Commercials - Subaru automobiles
    • TV - Commercials - Tide with bleach detergent
    • TV - Commercials - Ultra Pampers Plus diapers
    • TV - Commercials - Velveeta cheese
    • TV - PSI - National Citizens Commission on Alcoholism (with Susan Sullivan)
    • TV - PSI - Peace Corps
    • TV - Promos - "Anything but Love"
    • TV - Promos - "B.L. Stryker"
    • TV - Promos - "China Beach"
    • TV - Promos - "Dynasty"
    • TV - Promos - "Loving"
    • TV - Promos - "Men"
    • TV - Promos - "Roseanne"
    • TV - Promos - "The Ten Commandments"
    • TV - Promos - "The Wonder Years"
    • TV - Promos - "Who's the Boss?"
    • TV - Promos - "World News Tonight"
    • TV - Promos - "thirtysomething"
    • TV - Promos - 61st Annual Academy Awards

CREDITS

  • Oprah Winfrey … Executive Producer
  • Carole Isenberg … Executive Producer
  • Karen Hall … Supervising Producer, Writer
  • Patricia K. Meyer … Producer
  • Reuben Cannon … Producer
  • Donna Deitch … Director
  • Gloria Naylor … Based on the novel by
  • David Shire … Music by
  • Vesta … Singer
  • Oprah Winfrey … Cast, Mattie Michael
  • Jackee (See also: Jackee Harry) … Cast, Etta Mae
  • Paula Kelly … Cast, Theresa
  • Lonette Mckee … Cast, Lorraine
  • Mary Alice … Cast, Fannie Michael
  • Olivia Cole … Cast, Miss Sophie
  • Robin Givens … Cast, Kiswana
  • Cicely Tyson … Cast, Mrs. Browne
  • Moses Gunn … Cast, Ben
  • Leon … Cast, Abshu
  • Eva Montgomery … Cast, Miss Eva
  • Phyllis Yvonne Stickeny … Cast, Cora Lee
  • Lynn Whitfield … Cast, Ciel
  • Sam Michael … Cast, Paul Winfield
  • William Allen Young … Cast, Eugene
  • Bruce Beatty … Cast, Crony
  • Vivian Bonnell … Cast, Black Woman
  • William Frankfather … Cast, Judge
  • Montrose Hagins … Cast, Mourner
  • Ta-Tanisha … Cast, Tenant #1
  • Veronica Redd … Cast, Tenant #2
  • Jinaki … Cast, Tenant #3
  • Adrian Ricard … Cast, Tenant #4
  • Charles Weldon … Cast, Tenant #5
  • Clark Johnson … Cast, Butch Fuller
  • Homeselle Joy … Cast, Betina
  • Eugene Lee … Cast, Basil
  • Bebe Drake-Massey … Cast, Cleo
  • Molly McClure … Cast, White Woman
  • Glenn Plummer … Cast, C.C. Baker
  • Roxanne Reese … Cast, Alfreda
  • Douglas Turner Ward … Cast, Reverend Woods
  • Samm Art Williams … Cast, Cecil Garvin
  • Jonathan "Fudge" Leonard … Cast, Brucie
  • Maya Leonard … Cast, Diedre
  • Phill Lewis … Cast, Bottom
  • Raymond Oliver … Cast, Cab Driver
  • Eddie Palmer … Cast, Basil, age 5
  • Bee-Be Smith … Cast, Hippolyta
  • Ebony Smith … Cast, Ciel, age 7
  • Sheeneeka Smith … Cast, Girl on Skates
  • Larenz Tate … Cast, Sammy
  • Geoffrey Thorne … Cast, Theseus
  • Paul Williams … Cast, Teenage Guy
  • James Vallo … Cast, Marine
  • Vanessa Bell Armstrong … Cast, Gospel Singer
  • Shari Belafonte … Cast