The Color Purple

The Color Purple (1985)

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.

  • Menno Meyjes
  • Alice Walker
  • Steven Spielberg
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  • Release Date: 1985-12-18
  • Language: English
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 154
  • Revenue: $146,292,000
  • Budget: $15,000,000

Whoopi Goldberg

Celie Harris Johnson

Leon Rippy

Store Clerk

Hawthorne James

Jook Joint Patron

Danny Glover

Albert Johnson

Margaret Avery

Shug Avery

Oprah Winfrey

Sofia Johnson

Willard E. Pugh

Harpo Johnson

Akosua Busia

Nettie Harris

Desreta Jackson

Young Celie Harris

Adolph Caesar

Old Mister

Dana Ivey

Miss Millie

Leonard Jackson

Alphonso "Pa" Harris

Drew Bundini Brown

Jook Joint Patron

Jeris Poindexter

Jook Joint Patron

Sonny Terry

Jook Joint Musician

Greg Phillinganes

Jook Joint Musician

Paulinho da Costa

African Musician

Clarence Avant

African Musician

Maria Howell

Church Choir Soloist (uncredited)

Gayle King

Church-goer (uncredited)
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