The Color Purple (1985)

Color Purple
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 2hr 34mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Period
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Frank Eyton Song ("Body and Soul") 120859 8000068
Sour Song ("Body and Soul") 120859 8000067
Get Happy Band Song Performer ("Junk Bucket Blues") 120788 8000069
Louis Armstrong Song Performer ("My Heart") 120788 8000070
Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra Song Performer ("Hot Lips") 120788 8000071
Edward Heyman Song ("Body and Soul") 120859 8000066
Johnny Green Song ("Body and Soul") 120859 8000065
Henry Lange Song ("Hot Lips") 120859 8000061
Henry Busse Song ("Hot Lips") 120859 8000060
Lou Davis Song ("Hot Lips") 120859 8000062
Burundi Musiques traditionelles Song ("High Life"--from "Sounds of West Africa") ("Akazehe (Two Girls Yodel)") 120859 8000063
Caiphus Semenya Song ("Hata Ja Lima (African Road Building Song)" "Scarification Chant and Katutoku Corinne") 120859 8000064
Letta Mbulu Song Performer (""Scarification Chant and Katutoku Corinne") 120788 8000072
Coleman Hawkins and His Orchestra Song Performer ("Body and Soul") 120788 8000073
Monty Ruben Production Consultant (Kenya) 120897 12000002
Alice Walker Consultant project consultant 120784 12000001
George Sims Research n/a 458 12000003
Dave Clark Research n/a 458 12000004
William Ferris Research n/a 458 12000005
Joseph Nemec III Art Assistant Art Direction Assistant 120974 9000006
Tom McCown Set Dresser n/a 197 9000005
J. Michael Riva Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Linda DeScenna Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Bo Welch Art Director art direction 183 9000003
Virginia Randolph-Weaver Set Designer n/a 202 9000004
Lillian Armstrong Song ("My Heart") 120859 8000059
Tommy Dorsey Song ("Old Ship of Zion") 120859 8000058
Bill Summers Original Music n/a 120838 8000041
Fred Steiner Original Music n/a 120838 8000040
Christ Memorial Church of God in Christ Choir Performer n/a 120819 8000042
Quincy Jones Song songs("Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)" "Sister's Theme" "Proud Theme" "Makidada" "I Ain't Gonna Sing No Mo'" "Don't Make Me No Never Mind (Slow Drag)" "Maybe God Is Tryin' to Tell You Somethin'") 120859 8000043
Rod Temperton Song songs("Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)" "Sister's Theme" "Proud Theme" "Makidada") 120859 8000044
Nathan Scott Original Music n/a 120838 8000039
Joel Rosenbaum Original Music n/a 120838 8000038
Randy Kerber Original Music n/a 120838 8000034
Jerry Hey Original Music n/a 120838 8000033
Harvey Mason Original Music n/a 120838 8000035
Greig McRitchie Original Music n/a 120838 8000036
Sam Nestico Original Music n/a 120838 8000037
Lionel Richie Song ("Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)") 120859 8000045
Jeremy Lubbock Song ("Sister's Theme" "Proud Theme") 120859 8000046
Andrae Crouch Song ("Heaven Belongs to You" "Maybe God Is Tryin' to Tell You Somethin'") 120859 8000054
Roy Gaines Song ("Don't Make Me No Never Mind (Slow Drag)") 120859 8000053
Sandra Crouch Song ("Heaven Belongs to You") 120859 8000055
David Del Sesto Song ("Maybe God Is Tryin' to Tell You Somethin'") 120859 8000056
Bill Maxwell Song ("Maybe God Is Tryin' to Tell You Somethin'") 120859 8000057
James Ingram Song ("Don't Make Me No Never Mind (Slow Drag)") 120859 8000052
Rufus Perryman Song ("The Dirty Dozens") 120859 8000051
Menno Meyjes Song ("Makidada") 120859 8000047
Saunders Sonny Terry Song ("I Ain't Gonna Sing No Mo'") 120859 8000048
Porter Grainger Song ("Junk Bucket Blues") 120859 8000049
J Mayo Williams Song ("The Dirty Dozens") 120859 8000050
Marshal Royal Research n/a 458 12000006
Snooky Young Research n/a 458 12000007
Gregg Elam Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Claude Thompson Choreographer choreography 120803 17000001
Alex Brown Stunt Man n/a 121002 19000002
Phil Smith Wrangler n/a 121018 20000001
Donald F Spinney Animal Trainer n/a 120962 20000002
David A Whittaker Sound Editor n/a 229 14000022
Burt Weinstein Sound Editor n/a 229 14000021
Michael J Benavente Sound Editor n/a 229 14000017
Richard L Anderson Sound Editor sound editor supervisor 229 14000016
James Christopher Sound Editor n/a 229 14000018
Teresa Echton Sound Editor n/a 229 14000019
Sherman Waze Sound Editor n/a 229 14000020
Nigel Dundas Animal Services animal consultant(Kenya) 121036 20000003
Matt Sweeney Special Effects Supervisor n/a 545 23000001
Bonne Radford Production Associate production controller 120822 25000008
Robin Hollister Production Associate (Kenya) 120822 25000007
John C Johnson Jr. Production production illustrator 120824 25000009
Edward S Verreaux Production production illustrator 120824 25000010
Barbara Harley Other London contact(Kenya) 120795 26000001
Richard Pryor Jr. Production Associate n/a 120822 25000006
Dorothy Hungerford Production Associate n/a 120822 25000005
Steven Talmy Production Associate n/a 120822 25000001
Mark Marshall Production Associate n/a 120822 25000002
Rebecca Leventhal Production Associate n/a 120822 25000003
Jeffrey R Coates Production Associate n/a 120822 25000004
Willie D Burton Sound n/a 120816 14000015
Don Digirolamo Sound sound rerecording 120816 14000014
Michael Laudati Makeup n/a 353 13000007
Richard Alonzo Makeup n/a 353 13000006
Betty Jean Slater Set Costumer (women) 121008 13000008
Bill Tiegs Set Costumer (men) 121008 13000009
Joanna Johnston Wardrobe (Kenya) 120823 13000010
Steve LaPorte Makeup n/a 353 13000005
Ken Chase Makeup makeup design 353 13000004
Julie Adams Dialect Coach n/a 666 12000008
Aggie Guerard Rodgers Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck Costume Supervisor (women) 120895 13000002
Don Vargas Costume Supervisor (men) 120895 13000003
J R Westen ADR ADR recording 120912 14000001
Larry Singer ADR Editor ADR editor supervisor 220 14000002
Humberto Gatica Sound sound recording(pre-recorded music) 120816 14000010
Bruce Botnick Sound sound recording(music) 120816 14000009
Dean Drabin Sound sound recording(foley) 120816 14000011
Buzz Knudson Sound sound rerecording 120816 14000012
Robert W Glass Jr. Sound sound rerecording 120816 14000013
David Williams Foley Editor n/a 221 14000008
John W Singleton Foley Editor n/a 221 14000007
Alan Nineberg ADR Editor n/a 220 14000003
Sarah Monat Foley n/a 120961 14000004
Edward Steidele Foley n/a 120961 14000005
Solange Foley Editor foley editor supervisor 221 14000006
Dick Hazard Original Music n/a 120838 8000032
Jack Hayes Original Music n/a 120838 8000031
April Myers Actor Emma 1 1000037
Marcus Liles Actor Boo 1 1000036
Maurice Moore Actor 1st Child 1 1000038
Lechanda Latharp Actor 2nd Child 1 1000039
Saunders Sonny Terry Actor Jook Joint Musician 1 1000040
Marcus Covington Actor Boy 1 1000035
Ethel Taylor Actor Church Sister 1 1000034
Thamsana R Ngubeni Actor Caller--Africa 1 1000030
David Thomas Actor Road Gang Leader 1 1000029
Carrie Murray Actor Loretta 1 1000031
Juliet Poe Actor Church Sister 1 1000032
Katie Simon Actor Church Sister 1 1000033
Greg Phillinganes Actor Jook Joint Musician 1 1000041
Roy Gaines Actor Jook Joint Musician 1 1000042
Aniijia Rae Schockley Actor African Musician 1 1000050
Pete Munzhi Actor African Musician 1 1000049
Steven Spielberg Director n/a 2 2000001
Frank Marshall Director 2nd unit director 2 2000002
Steven Spielberg Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jeffrey Kwashi Actor African Musician 1 1000048
Ndugu Chancler Actor African Musician 1 1000047
Paulinho DaCosta Actor African Musician 1 1000043
Nana Yaw Asiedu Actor African Musician 1 1000044
Clarence Avant Actor African Musician 1 1000045
Bayo Martin Actor African Musician 1 1000046
John R Hart Actor Mailman 1 1000028
Leon Rippy Actor Store Clerk 1 1000027
Dana Ivey Actor Miss Millie 1 1000010
Rae Dawn Chong Actor Squeak 1 1000009
Leonard Jackson Actor Pa 1 1000011
Bennet Guillory Actor Grady 1 1000012
John Patton Jr. Actor Preacher 1 1000013
Adolph Caesar Actor Old Mr 1 1000008
Desreta Jackson Actor Young Celie 1 1000007
Margaret Avery Actor Shug Avery 1 1000003
Whoopi Goldberg Actor Celie 1 1000002
Oprah Winfrey Actor Sofia 1 1000004
Willard Pugh Actor Harpo 1 1000005
Akosua Busia Actor Nettie 1 1000006
Carl Anderson Actor Reverend Samuel 1 1000014
Susan Beaubian Actor Corrine 1 1000015
Daphaine Oliver Actor Young Olivia 1 1000023
Howard Starr Actor Young Harpo 1 1000022
Jadili Johnson Actor Young Adam 1 1000024
Lillian Njoki Distefano Actor Young Tashi 1 1000025
Donna Buie Actor Daisy 1 1000026
Margaret Freeman Actor Odessa 1 1000021
Lelo Masamba Actor Olivia 1 1000020
James Tillis Actor Buster 1 1000016
Philip Strong Actor Mayor 1 1000017
Laurence Fishburne Actor Swain 1 1000018
Peto Kinsaka Actor Adam 1 1000019
Kathleen Kennedy Producer n/a 3 3000002
Frank Marshall Producer n/a 3 3000003
Nathan Scott Music music adaptations 120781 8000014
Joel Rosenbaum Music music adaptations 120781 8000013
Fred Steiner Music music adaptation 120781 8000015
Bill Summers Music music adaptations 120781 8000016
Brian Banks Music music pre-production 120781 8000017
Sam Nestico Music music adaptations 120781 8000012
Greig McRitchie Music music adaptations 120781 8000011
Dick Hazard Music music adaptations 120781 8000007
Jack Hayes Music music adaptations 120781 8000006
Jerry Hey Music music adaptations 120781 8000008
Randy Kerber Music music adaptations 120781 8000009
Harvey Mason Music music adaptations 120781 8000010
Anthony Marinelli Music music pre-production 120781 8000018
Andrae Crouch Music Arranger n/a 121019 8000019
Tom Bahler Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000027
Tom Kramer Music Editor n/a 214 8000026
Chris Boardwell Original Music n/a 120838 8000028
Jorge Calandrelli Original Music n/a 120838 8000029
Jimmy Haskell Original Music n/a 120838 8000030
David Marshall Music Editor n/a 214 8000025
Jim Flamberg Music Editor music editor supervisor 214 8000024
Sandra Crouch Music Arranger n/a 121019 8000020
Andrae Crouch Music Conductor n/a 120818 8000021
Sandra Crouch Music Conductor n/a 120818 8000022
Else Blangsted Music Editor n/a 214 8000023
Jimmy Haskell Music music adaptation 120781 8000005
Jorge Calandrelli Music music adaptations 120781 8000004
Vincent Winter Production Supervisor (Kenya) 307 5000002
Gerald R Molen Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Pat Kehoe Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Richard Alexander Wells Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Arthur Repola Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000005
Alice Walker Source Material (from novel) ("The Color Purple") 120793 4000002
Menno Meyjes Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Quincy Jones Producer n/a 3 3000004
Jon Peters Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Peter Guber Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Carole Isenberg Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
Kokayi Ampah Location Manager n/a 193 5000006
Nigel Dundas Location Manager camp manager(Kenya) 193 5000007
Craig Bassett Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
Michael Kahn Editor n/a 172 7000001
Quincy Jones Music n/a 120781 8000001
Tata Vega Music vocals(Shug Avery) 120781 8000002
Chris Boardwell Music music adaptations 120781 8000003
Ken Burton Projectionist n/a 121104 6000005
Simon Trevor Camera Operator (Kenya) 239 6000004
Lata Ryan Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000008
Allen Daviau Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Norman Langley Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
William Eric Engler Camera Operator n/a 239 6000003
Danny Glover Actor Albert 1 1000001
Synopsis
Epic drama of an African-American woman's struggle to overcome poverty, adversity, and a marriage to brutal husband and eventually find her dignity in a period that spans over forty years from the turn-of-the-century.