The Color Purple

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  • PG-13
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1985
  • Running time: 154 min
Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey star in director Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple. From 1909 to 1949, Celie (Goldberg--Ghosts of Mississippi), a Southern... read more
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Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey star in director Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple. From 1909 to 1949, Celie (Goldberg--Ghosts of Mississippi), a Southern Black woman, gradually gains self-respect as she strives to educate herself and to find love--despite an abusive spouse and a society biased against her race and her sex.​

Original Release

12/18/1985

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Cast

Whoopi Goldberg Celie Johnson
Margaret Avery Shug Avery
Danny Glover Albert
Akosua Busia Nettie Harris
Oprah Winfrey Sofia
Willard E. Pugh Harpo Johnson (as Willard Pugh)
Desreta Jackson Young Celie Harris
Rae Dawn Chong Squeak
Adolph Caesar Old Mister Johnson
Dana Ivey Miss Millie
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Steven Spielberg

Writers

Menno Meyjes, Alice Walker

Cast

Whoopi Goldberg Celie Johnson
Margaret Avery Shug Avery
Danny Glover Albert
Akosua Busia Nettie Harris
Oprah Winfrey Sofia
Willard E. Pugh Harpo Johnson (as Willard Pugh)
Desreta Jackson Young Celie Harris
Rae Dawn Chong Squeak
Adolph Caesar Old Mister Johnson
Dana Ivey Miss Millie
Leonard Jackson Pa Harris
Bennet Guillory Grady
John Patton Jr. Preacher
Carl Anderson Reverend Samuel
Susan Beaubian Corrine
James Tillis Buster
Phillip Strong Mayor
Laurence Fishburne Swain (as Larry Fishburne)
Peto Kinsaka Adam
Lelo Masamba Olivia

Producers

Peter Guber Executive Producer
Jon Peters Executive Producer
Steven Spielberg Producer
Frank Marshall Producer
Kathleen Kennedy Producer
Quincy Jones Producer
Carole Isenberg Producer

Editors

Michael Kahn

1986 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1986 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1986 Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
1986 Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
1986 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Nominated
1986 Oscar Best Cinematography Nominated
1986 Oscar Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Nominated
1986 Oscar Best Costume Design Nominated
1986 Oscar Best Music, Original Song Nominated
1986 Oscar Best Music, Original Score Nominated
1986 Oscar Best Makeup Nominated
1986 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1986 Golden Globe Best Director - Motion Picture Nominated
1986 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Won
1986 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Nominated
1986 Golden Globe Best Original Score - Motion Picture Nominated
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