The Color Purple

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.

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Film Cast:

  • Albert Johnson: Danny Glover
  • Celie Harris Johnson: Whoopi Goldberg
  • Shug Avery: Margaret Avery
  • Sofia Johnson: Oprah Winfrey
  • Harpo Johnson: Willard E. Pugh
  • Nettie Harris: Akosua Busia
  • Young Celie Harris: Desreta Jackson
  • Old Mister: Adolph Caesar
  • Squeak: Rae Dawn Chong
  • Miss Millie: Dana Ivey
  • Alphonso “Pa” Harris: Leonard Jackson
  • Grady: Bennet Guillory
  • Preacher: John Patton Jr.
  • Reverend Samuel: Carl Anderson
  • Corrine: Susan Beaubian
  • Henry “Buster” Broadnax: James Tillis
  • Mayor: Phillip Strong
  • Swain: Laurence Fishburne
  • Adam: Peto Kinsaka
  • Olivia: Lelo Masamba
  • Odessa: Margaret Freeman
  • Young Harpo: Howard Starr
  • Young Olivia: Daphaine Oliver
  • Young Adam: Jadili Johnson
  • Young Tashi: Lillian Njoki Distefano
  • Daisy: Donna Buie
  • Store Clerk: Leon Rippy
  • Mailman: John R. Hart
  • Road Gang Leader: David Thomas
  • Loretta: Carrie Murphy
  • Church Sister: Juliet Poe
  • Church Sister: Katie Simon
  • Church Sister: Ethel Taylor
  • Boy: Marcus Covington
  • Boy: Marcus Liles
  • Emma: April Myers
  • Child #1: Maurice Moore
  • Child #2: Lechanda Latharp
  • Jook Joint Patron: Drew Bundini Brown
  • Jook Joint Patron: Arnold F. Turner
  • Jook Joint Patron: Jeris Poindexter
  • Jook Joint Patron: Hawthorne James
  • Jook Joint Musician: Sonny Terry
  • Jook Joint Musician: Greg Phillinganes
  • Jook Joint Musician: Roy Gaines
  • African Musician: Paulinho da Costa
  • African Musician: Nana Yaw Asiedu
  • African Musician: Clarence Avant
  • African Musician: Bayo Martin
  • African Musician: Ndugu Chandler
  • African Musician: Jeffrey Kwashi
  • African Musician: Pete Munzhi
  • African Musician: Aniijia Rae Schockley
  • Church Choir Soloist (uncredited): Maria Howell
  • Church-goer (uncredited): Gayle King

Film Crew:

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

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