The Color Purple
The Color Purple
Directed By Steven Spielberg
Screenplay By Menno Meyjes
Cast Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey
Produced By Steven Spielberg, Quincy Jones, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall
Film Editing By Michael Kahn
Cinematography By Allen Daviau
Music By Quincy Jones

Amblin Entertainment


United States



Release Date

December 18, 1985


154 Minutes

Rating PG-13
Distributed By

Warner Bros. Pictures

Budget $15,000,000
Gross $98,467,863



  • Whoopi Goldberg as Celie Harris Johnson
  • Danny Glover as Albert Johnson
  • Oprah Winfrey as Sofia
  • Margaret Avery as Shug Avery
  • Akosua Busia as Nettie Harris
  • Adolph Caesar as Old Mister
  • Willard Pugh as Harpo Johnson
  • Rae Dawn Chong as Squeak
  • Larry Fishburne as Swain
  • Dana Ivey as Miss Millie
  • Leon Rippy as Store Clerk
  • Bennet Guillory as Grady
  • James Tillis as Henry "Buster" Broadnax
  • Desreta Jackson as Young Celie Harris
  • Leonard Jackson as Alphonso "Pa" Harris
  • Howard Starr as Young Harpo Johnson
  • Lelo Masamba as Olivia Johnson



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