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Danny Glover Danny Glover
Albert
Whoopi Goldberg Whoopi Goldberg
Celie Johnson
Margaret Avery Margaret Avery
Shug Avery
Willard E. Pugh Willard E. Pugh
Harpo Johnson
Akosua Busia Akosua Busia
Nettie Harris
Desreta Jackson Desreta Jackson
Young Celie Harris
Adolph Caesar Adolph Caesar
Old Mister Johnson


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Alice Walker Alice Walker
(novel)
Menno Meyjes Menno Meyjes
(screenplay)


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Fantastic

11 years, 6 months ago at Apr 26 4:58
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Usually when it comes to novels being adapted to film I pick out all the faults and am thoroughly disappointed but in this case I think it was done beautifully. Even Whoopi Goldberg (who I don't usually like) played the part of Celie perfectly. Most of the detail was included too. The only problem was the length of it (I do have a short attention span though) but I believe that if they had of cut ... read more

did you say Spielberg?

10 years, 6 months ago at Apr 27 16:37
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A lot of people may not know that this was directed by Spielberg. I know I didn’t, when I watched it, so I was surprised.
However, I’m not surprised that he would pull off such a great direction with then relatively unknown actors like Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover and Whoopi Goldberg; their performances are impressively emotional.

This film proves that Spielberg doesn’t ... read more

An average movie

2 years ago at Sep 23 10:57
2 votes
To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this movie and I should give it a 2nd chance at some point. Recently, I saw ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ with my wife, I was seriously blown away by Viola Davis and while watching this TV-show, I was thinking that ‘The Color Purple’ could have been a really great movie if they have had an actress of this caliber to play the main characte... read more
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Description: Steven Spielberg's gentle film is a masterful adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a southern black girl's rise from tragedy to personal triumph through the course of her lifetime. The acting in the film is superb, including terrific performances by Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery, and Adolph Caesar. Steven Spielberg's masterful adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel stars Whoppi Goldberg, in her impressive screen debut, as Celie, a sharecropper's daughter living in rural Georgia. The film opens in 1909 when Celie is a young girl, a victim of incest, p ... (more)
Release date: 7 February 1986
UPC: 085391153429
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