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.

  • Steven Spielberg

  • Menno Meyjes
  • Alice Walker

Release Date: 1985-12-18
Metacritic: 8.0/10
TMDb: 7.8/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 154
  • Budget: $15,000,000
  • Revenue: $146,292,009
Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldbe...
Celie Harris Johnson
Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fish...
Rae Dawn Chong
Rae Dawn Chon...
Danny Glover
Danny Glover
Albert Johnson
Margaret Avery
Margaret Aver...
Shug Avery
Akosua Busia
Akosua Busia
Nettie Harris
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
Sofia Johnson
Willard E. Pugh
Willard E. Pu...
Harpo Johnson
Desreta Jackson
Desreta Jacks...
Young Celie Harris
Dana Ivey
Dana Ivey
Miss Millie
Leonard Jackson
Leonard Jacks...
Alphonso "Pa" Harris
Susan Beaubian
Susan Beaubia...
Jeris Poindexter
Jeris Poindex...
Jook Joint Patron
Leon Rippy
Leon Rippy
Store Clerk
Drew Bundini Brown
Drew Bundini...
Jook Joint Patron
Hawthorne James
Hawthorne Jam...
Jook Joint Patron
Sonny Terry
Sonny Terry
Jook Joint Musician
Greg Phillinganes
Greg Philling...
Jook Joint Musician
Paulinho da Costa
Paulinho da C...
African Musician
Clarence Avant
Clarence Avan...
African Musician
Maria Howell
Maria Howell
Church Choir Soloist (uncredited)
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