Sister, Sister is a 1982 American drama television movie written by Maya Angelou and starring Diahann Carroll, Rosalind Cash, and Irene Cara. The film tells the story of three sisters who come together to decide the fate of their family home after the death of their revered father. Originally filmed in 1979, the film was shelved for three years before debuting on June 7, 1982 on NBC. The film won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special. Irene Cara won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for her role in the film.