PG-13 | | Drama
A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.
The town scenes in the movie were filmed in Marshville, North Carolina. A key electrical pole could not be taken down in the middle of the street, so a tree was built to hide it.
You kids are so clean. You wanna come work for me, be my maid?
Sofia: Hell no.
When Celie holds Olivia immediately after giving birth, she is obviously holding a doll, as the hands are sticking straight up and not moving (although the baby is crying).
$1,710,333 (USA) (22 December 1985)