PG-13 | | Drama
A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.
A minor, yet long-standing feud between Whoopie Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey began while The Color Purple was still being filmed. After Winfrey had improvised her now classic dinner table scene; Goldberg approached her and reportedly told her "she had now become an actor...". It is alleged that following the remark Winfrey rebuffed, "What do you know, this your first movie too!"
Now you want a dead son-in-law, Mrs. Celie? You just keep on advising him like you doing.
When Cele attends the funeral of the man she has discovered to be her step-father rather than her father, there is snow on the trees in the background; however, one can see that the trees' leaves are green under the snow which shows that they have been intentionally covered with snow and it was probably summer rather than winter during the time of shooting.
$1,710,333 (USA) (22 December 1985)