The Color Purple

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This film follows the life of Celie, a young black girl growing up in the early 1900's. The first time we see Celie, she is 14 - and pregnant - by her father. We stay with her for the next 30 years of her tough life...

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Menno Meyjes (screenplay), Alice Walker (novel)
Production: N/A
Genre: drama
Year: 1985
MetaScore: 78/100
ImdbRating: 7.8
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 07 Feb 1986
Awards: Nominated for 11 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 12 nominations.


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Albert - Danny Glover
Celie Johnson - Whoopi Goldberg
Shug Avery - Margaret Avery
Harpo Johnson - Willard E. Pugh
Nettie Harris - Akosua Busia
Young Celie Harris - Desreta Jackson
Old Mister Johnson - Adolph Caesar
Miss Millie - Dana Ivey
Pa Harris - Leonard Jackson
Preacher - John Patton Jr.
Reverend Samuel - Carl Anderson
Corrine - Susan Beaubian
Buster - James Tillis
Swain (as Larry Fishburne) - Laurence Fishburne
Olivia - Lelo Masamba
Young Harpo - Howard Starr
Young Olivia - Daphaine Oliver
Young Adam - Jadili Johnson
Daisy - Donna Buie
Store Clerk - Leon Rippy
Mailman (as John R. Hart) - John Ratch Hart
Road Gang Leader - David Thomas
Loretta - Carrie Murray
Church Sister - Juliet Poe
Church Sister - Katie Simon
Church Sister - Ethel Taylor
Child #1 - Maurice Moore
Child #2 - Lechanda Latharp
Jook Joint Patron - Drew Bundini Brown
Jook Joint Patron (as Arnold Turner) - Arnold F. Turner
Jook Joint Patron (as Jeris Lee Poindexter) - Jeris Poindexter
Jook Joint Patron (as James Hawthorne) - Hawthorne James
Jook Joint Musician (as Saunders Sonny Terry) - Sonny Terry
Jook Joint Musician - Greg Phillinganes
Jook Joint Musician - Roy Gaines
African Musician - Paulinho Da Costa
African Musician - Nana Yaw Asiedu
African Musician - Clarence Avant
African Musician - Bayo Martin
African Musician - Ndugu Chancler
African Musician - Jeffrey Kwashi
African Musician - Pete Munzhi
African Musician - Aniijia Rae Schockley
Church Choir Soloist - Maria Howell
Church-goer - Gayle King
Little Girl - Alex Martin
Self - Junk Joint - Joni Palmer
African Chief - Madison T. Shockley Sr.