In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.
As the American Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
This film follows the life of Celie, a young black girl growing up in the early 1900's. The first time we see Celie, she is 14 - and pregnant - by her father. We stay with her for the next 30 years of her tough life...Written by
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Steven Spielberg, Jon Peters, and Peter Guber have ties to director John Landis. Peters and Guber had executively produced An American Werewolf in London (1981) for Landis, when they were running PolyGram Pictures. Spielberg and Landis have worked together three times. Spielberg had given Landis a cameo in 1941 (1979). In return, Landis gave Spielberg a cameo in The Blues Brothers (1980). Landis and Spielberg co-directed and co-produced Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). See more »
When Sophia is in the field telling Celie "If you want a dead son in-law, Miss Celie, you keep on advising him like you're doing." Actually, Harpo is Celie's step-son, not her son in-law. See more »
Celie, you has my sympathy. Ain't many women allow they husband's ho to lay up in they house.
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OK when I was young, I wathced this film with my family and I thought that it was so boring. Then when I got older, I understood this film. It really is a powerful film. This film will bring tears to your eyes literally. The Color Purple is an incredible story about a woman named Celie who grows up living at the mistreatment of a man named "Mister". Whoppi Goldberg's performance is amazing. She should have won that Oscar. The rest of the cast is amazing. I cannot say enough about this movie. It really is a piece of African American History. This film is not just a "movie" it is a piece of beauty. This film will be cherished forever and ever. If you do not like this film, then you need a wake up call.
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