The Color Purple

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The Color Purple (1985)

PG-13 154 min - Drama - 18 December 1985
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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. Based on the novel by Alice Walker.

Director:  Steven Spielberg

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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. Based on the novel by Alice Walker.


Collections: Steven Spielberg

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

Genres: Drama

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Language:  English
Release Date:  18 December 1985

Box Office

Budget:  $15,000,000
Revenue:  $146,292,009

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Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 34 min