Ratings

MetaCritic Rating 78%
TMDB Rating 7.8
IMDB Rating 7.8
RottenTomatoes Rating 85%

Financials

Revenue: $146,292,000

Budget: $15,000,000

Profit: + $131,292,000


Movie Details

Tag Line: It's about life. It's about love. It's about us.

Status: Released

Average Rating: 8

Release Date: Dec 18, 1985

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Run Time: 2h 34m

Original Language: English

Website: -

Production Countries: United States of America

Production Companies: Amblin Entertainment , Warner Bros. Pictures , The Guber-Peters Company


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Synopsis

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.


Main Cast

Danny Glover

Danny Glover

Albert Johnson

Age : 76 | Popularity : 59%

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

Celie Harris Johnson

Age : 66 | Popularity : 45%

Margaret Avery

Margaret Avery

Shug Avery

Age : 78 | Popularity : 6%

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Sofia Johnson

Age : 68 | Popularity : 7%

Willard E. Pugh

Willard E. Pugh

Harpo Johnson

Age : 63 | Popularity : 5%

Akosua Busia

Akosua Busia

Nettie Harris

Age : 55 | Popularity : 11%

Desreta Jackson

Desreta Jackson

Young Celie Harris

Age : N/A | Popularity : 7%

Adolph Caesar

Adolph Caesar

Old Mister

Age : 52 | Popularity : 3%


Crew

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

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