Based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple is a richly-textured, powerful film set in America's rural south. Whoopi Goldberg, winner of the Best Actress Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination, makes a triumphant screen debut as the radiant, indomitable Celie, the story's central character. Her impressive portrayal is complimented by a distinguished cast that includes Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Adolph Caesar, Rae Dawn Chong and Akosua Busia.
Ratings and Reviews
- Average 6.9/10
- Fresh 23
- Rotten 4
Critics Consensus: A sentimental tale that reveals great emotional truths in American history.
Powerful tale of survival with wrenching scenes of abuse.
Cast & Crew
- Warner Bros.
- © 1985 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
- English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
- French (Stereo), Portuguese (Subtitles)
- Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.