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Sister, Sister (1982)

TV Movie | 98 min | Drama, Family

Maya Angelou's story of the family stresses that occur when an older sister (Diahann Carroll) attempts to maintain a home, left by her revered father, in an ultra-moralistic way (regardless of the fact that she is secretly having an affair...See moreMaya Angelou's story of the family stresses that occur when an older sister (Diahann Carroll) attempts to maintain a home, left by her revered father, in an ultra-moralistic way (regardless of the fact that she is secretly having an affair with the married preacher). Nevertheless, her uptight need to maintain a sense of propriety of course goes against the wishes of her much younger sister (Irene Cara) who, as an accomplished ice skater, is striving for her own independence. And if this isn't enough, into it is suddenly thrust a third sister (Rosalind Cash), who is a single mother with a pre-teen son, who "comes home" with her boy after living for years in the ghettos of Detroit. And because she is the complete antithesis of her older sister in morals and deportment, she immediately sides with her younger sister against the strictures set down in the home. Written by BOB STEBBINS See less
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Jun 7, 1982 (United States)
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13 cast members
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Diahann Carroll
Carolyne Lovejoy Carolyne Lovejoy   See fewer
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Rosalind Cash
Freida Lovejoy Burton Freida Lovejoy Burton   See fewer
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Irene Cara
Sissy Lovejoy Sissy Lovejoy   See fewer
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Paul Winfield
Eddie Craven Eddie Craven   See fewer
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Dick Anthony Williams
Reverend Richard Henderson Reverend Richard Henderson   See fewer
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Robert Hooks
Harry Burton Harry Burton   See fewer
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E. Lamont Johnson
Tommy (as Lamont Johnson) Tommy (as Lamont Johnson)   See fewer
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Kristoff St. John
Danny Burton Danny Burton   See fewer
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Albert Popwell
The Drunk The Drunk   See fewer
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Frances E. Williams
Mother Bishop Mother Bishop   See fewer
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Alvin Childress
Mister Jacobs Mister Jacobs   See fewer
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Gloria Edwards
Mrs. Henderson Mrs. Henderson   See fewer
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8.2 / 10 | 130 votes