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The Color Purple

PG-13| 2 hr. 32 min.

Plot Summary
An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg), 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 (Danny Glover), 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.

Cast: Whoopi Goldberg , Danny Glover , Margaret Avery , Oprah Winfrey , Willard Pugh , Adolph Caesar , Akosua Busia , Desreta Jackson

Director: Steven Spielberg

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

The Color Purple (1985)

Release Date: December 18th, 1985|2 hr. 32 min.

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Shelf Life: The Color Purple

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Todd Gilchrist on January 25, 2011

Whether you see it as exploitative or purely appropriate, home video distributors devote a significant percentage of their January and February output to films that celebrate or can be celebrated...

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