The Color Purple

The Color Purple

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.

TitleThe Color Purple
Release DateDecember 18th, 1985
GenreDrama
Runtime
DirectorSteven Spielberg
WritersAlice Walker, Menno Meyjes
Production CompaniesAmblin Entertainment, The Guber-Peters Company, Warner Bros. Pictures
Production CountryUnited States of America
Plot Keywordsprison, sibling relationship, africa, southern usa, rape, black people, jazz, violent father, violent husband, empowerment, adoption, jazz musician, letter, incest
Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
Celie Harris Johnson
Margaret Avery
Margaret Avery
Shug Avery
Danny Glover
Danny Glover
Albert Johnson
Akosua Busia
Akosua Busia
Nettie Harris
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
Sofia Johnson
Willard E. Pugh
Willard E. Pugh
Harpo Johnson
Desreta Jackson
Desreta Jackson
Young Celie Harris
Rae Dawn Chong
Rae Dawn Chong
Squeak
Adolph Caesar
Adolph Caesar
Old Mister
Dana Ivey
Dana Ivey
Miss Millie
Bíborszín
La couleur pourpre
A Cor Púrpura
A Cor Púrpura
Il Colore Viola
El color púrpura
紫色姊妹花
カラーパープル
De Kleur Paars
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