Steven Spielberg's film of The Color Purple became one of the moviemaker's most remarkable successes. It won the National Board of Review's Best Picture Award, garnered 11 Academy Award nominatoins (including Best Picture) and earned Spielberg Best Director honors from the Director's Guild of America. The unforgettable characters of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize novel populate this lyrical cinematic adaptatoin. At the center is Celie (movie-debuting Whoopi Goldberg), whose search for fulfillment in a world closed to her becomes a triumph of cruelty overcome by love, of pain eclipsed by joy. Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Adolph Caesar, Rae Dawn Chong and Akonsua Busia also star in this enduring screen treasure.

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The Color Purple (1985)

PG-13

Drama · 2h 34m · 2/7/1986

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Steven Spielberg's film of The Color Purple became one of the moviemaker's most remarkable successes. It won the National Board of Review's Best Picture Award, garnered 11 Academy Award nominatoins (including Best Picture) and earned Spielberg Best Director honors from the Director's Guild of America. The unforgettable characters of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize novel populate this lyrical cinematic adaptatoin. At the center is Celie (movie-debuting Whoopi Goldberg), whose search for fulfillment in a world closed to her becomes a triumph of cruelty overcome by love, of pain eclipsed by joy. Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Adolph Caesar, Rae Dawn Chong and Akonsua Busia also star in this enduring screen treasure.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Amblin Entertainment, Guber-Peters Company, Warner Bros.

Budget

$15,000,000

Revenue

$93,589,701
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Cast
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Howard Starr

Young Harpo
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Phillip Strong

Mayor
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Laurence Fishburne

Swain (as Larry Fishburne)
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Peto Kinsaka

Adam
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Lelo Masamba

Olivia
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Margaret Freeman

Odessa
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Danny Glover

Albert
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John R. Hart

Mailman
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David Thomas

Road-Gang Leader
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Carrie Murray

Loretta
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Juliet Poe

Church Sister
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Katie Simon

Church Sister
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James Tillis

Buster
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Ethel Taylor

Church Sister
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Marcus Liles

Boo
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April Myres

Emma
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Maurice Moore

Child #1
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Lechanda Latharp

Child #2
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Leon Rippy

Store Clerk
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Drew Bundini Brown

Jook Joint Patron
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Jeris Poindexter

Jook Joint Patron (as Jeris Lee Poindexter)
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Hawthorne James

Jook Joint Patron (as James Hawthorne)
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Sonny Terry

Jook Joint Musician (as Saunders Sonny Terry)
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Greg Phillinganes

Jook Joint Musician
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Roy Gaines

Jook Joint Musician
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Marcus Covington

Boy
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Susan Beaubian

Corrine
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Carl Anderson

Reverend Samuel
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John Patton Jr.

Preacher
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Daphaine Oliver

Young Olivia
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Pete Munzhi

African Musician
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Aniijia Rae Schockley

African Musician
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Clarence Avant

African Musician
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Bayo Martin

African Musician
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Ndugu Chancler

African Musician
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Jeffrey Kwashi

African Musician
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Arnold F. Turner

Jook Joint Patron (as Arnold Turner)
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Donna Buie

Daisy
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Lillian Njoki Distefano

Young Tashi
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Jadili Johnson

Young Adam
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Whoopi Goldberg

Celie Johnson
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Margaret Avery

Shug Avery
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Oprah Winfrey

Sofia
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Willard E. Pugh

Harpo Johnson (as Willard Pugh)
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Akosua Busia

Nettie Harris
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Desreta Jackson

Young Celie Harris
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Adolph Caesar

Old Mister Johnson
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Rae Dawn Chong

Squeak
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Dana Ivey

Miss Millie
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Leonard Jackson

Pa Harris
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Bennet Guillory

Grady
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Paulinho Da Costa

African Musician
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Nana Yaw Asiedu

African Musician
Crew
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Steven Spielberg

Director
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Alice Walker

Writer
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Menno Meyjes

Writer
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