The Color Purple

The Color Purple (1985)

It's about life. It's about love. It's about us.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1985-12-18
  • User Rating: 7.8/10 from 1340 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 34min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Amblin Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
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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.

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