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The Color Purple

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An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg), 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 (Danny Glover), 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.

Release details

Rated: PG-13
Release date: Wednesday December 18 1985
Duration: 152 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Steven Spielberg
Screenwriter: Menno Meyjes
Cast: Willard Pugh
Margaret Avery
Oprah Winfrey
Rae Dawn Chong
Akosua Busia
Danny Glover
Laurence Fishburne
Whoopi Goldberg