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The Color Purple (1985)

PG 12/18/1985 (US) Drama 2h 34m

It's about life. It's about love. It's about us.


An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing 'Mister' Albert Johnson, things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa.

  1. Steven Spielberg


  2. Alice Walker


  3. Menno Meyjes


Top Billed Cast

  1. Danny Glover

    Danny Glover

    Albert Johnson

  2. Whoopi Goldberg

    Whoopi Goldberg

    Celie Harris Johnson

  3. Margaret Avery

    Margaret Avery

    Shug Avery

  4. Oprah Winfrey

    Oprah Winfrey

    Sofia Johnson

  5. Willard E. Pugh

    Willard E. Pugh

    Harpo Johnson

  6. Akosua Busia

    Akosua Busia

    Nettie Harris

  7. Desreta Jackson

    Desreta Jackson

    Young Celie Harris

  8. Adolph Caesar

    Old Mister

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Full Cast & Crew

The Color Purple
The Color Purple

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $15,000,000.00

Revenue $146,292,009.00


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