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The Color Purple

1985 Rated PG-13 2hr 33m

Whoopi Goldberg stars as Celie, a Southern woman whose correspondence with her sister in Africa helps her escape an abusive husband and a life of bitter circumstance. Steven Spielberg directs this Oscar-nominated adaptation of Alice Walker's novel.

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Movie Details

1986 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee
1986 Academy Award®
  • Best Costume Design nominee
  • Best Picture nominee
  • Best Supporting Actress nominee: Oprah Winfrey
  • Best Writing Adapted Screenplay nominee
  • Best Actress nominee: Whoopi Goldberg
  • Best Art Direction nominee
  • Best Makeup nominee
  • Best Music Song nominee
  • Best Cinematography nominee
  • Best Supporting Actress nominee: Margaret Avery
  • Best Music Score nominee
Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
Bonus material
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1


English, French, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailers; awards notes.