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The Color Purple (1985)

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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. Based on the novel by Alice Walker.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Menno Meyjes

Release Date: 1985-12-18
Status: Released
Run time: 154 min / 2:34
Budget: $15,000,000
Revenue: $146,292,009
Production Companies : Amblin Entertainment, The Guber-Peters Company, Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Country: United States of America
Release Date: 1985-12-18
Status: Released
Run time: 154 min / 2:34
Budget: $15,000,000
Revenue: $146,292,009

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


Directing Steven Spielberg Director
Writing Alice Walker Novel
Writing Menno Meyjes Screenplay
Production Steven Spielberg Producer
Production Frank Marshall Producer
Production Kathleen Kennedy Producer
Production Quincy Jones Producer
Production Peter Guber Executive Producer
Production Carole Isenberg Producer
Production Jon Peters Executive Producer
Camera Allen Daviau Director of Photography
Editing Michael Kahn Editor
Art J. Michael Riva Production Design
Art Bo Welch Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Aggie Guerard Rodgers Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Richard Alonzo Makeup Artist
Sound Quincy Jones Original Music Composer
Art Linda DeScenna Set Decoration
Sound Alan L. Nineberg ADR Editor

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  • A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick Winner of the Pulitzer Prize * Winner of the National Book Award Published to unprecedented acclaim, The Color Purple established Alice Walker as a major voice in modern fiction. This is the story of two sisters—one a missionary in Africa and the other a child wife living in the South—who sustain their loyalty to and trust in each other across time ...

  • The Color Purple is a 1982 epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker which won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction. It was later adapted into a film and musical of the same name.. Taking place mostly in rural Georgia, the story focuses on the life of African-American women in the Southern United States in the 1930s, addressing numerous issues ...

  • The Color Purple is a classic. With over a million copies sold in the UK alone, it is hailed as one of the all-time 'greats' of literature, inspiring generations of readers. Set in the deep American South between the wars, it is the tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation ...

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  • 1 The Color Purple by Alice Walker Rationale by Patrick M. Clarke Grade Level and Audience In her award-winning novel The Color Purple, Alice Walker (1982) tells the story of Celie, a young black girl growing up in the reconstruction South of the United States.