Whoopi Goldberg Filmography
The Color Purple (1985) - Starring as Celie Johnson
| This is Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about Celie Johnson, a sharecropper's daughter living in rural Georgia. The film opens in 1909 when Celie is a young girl, a victim of incest, pregnant with her father's child. Ugly and unloved, separated from her children and her sister, Celie's only option is marriage to an abusive, philandering husband (Danny Glover) who treats her little better than a slave. Her life changes forever when her husband brings his mistress, a beautiful blues singer named Shug (Margaret Avery), into the house. This film was also thedebut for Oprah Winfrey, who plays Celie's sister-in-law, Sofia.|
|Moonlighting (1986) (TV) - Starring as Camille Brand in "Camille"|
| When former fashion model Maddie Hayes (Cybill Shepherd) goes broke and finds that one of her few remaining assets is the Blue Moon Detective Agency. She partners with David Addison (Bruce Willis) to solve some quirky cases. |
In this episode, Camille Brand is a con-artist that unintentionally saves the life of a politician while evading arrest by a very determined, but crooked cop. Maddie and David are convinced that the highly untrustworthy Camille might be a valuable addition to the Blue Moon Detective Agency.
|Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986) - Starring as Terry Dolittle|
Terry works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day she gets a strange message from an unknown source. The message is coded. After decoding the message, Terry becomes embroiled in an espionage ring. People are killed, and Terry is chased. Throughout she remains in contact with this unknown person, who needs Terry to help save his life.
|Ghost (1990) - Starring as Oda Mae Brown|
| Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) was murdered during a date with his girlfriend Molly (Demi Moore), but Sam's spirit remains on the Earth, unseen to normal people. After following his murderer, Sam realizes that his death was not an accident, and that Molly is in danger. Sam's ghost tries to warn her, but she doesn't know he is even there. Sam then meets a spiritualist, who can hear him, so he convince her to help him save Molly and make the criminals pay for what they did to him.|
- Oda Mae Brown is a spiritualist, who is so obviously a huckster but, she doesn't know that she can actually hear the dead, so when Sam speaks to her, she hears him.
|Soapdish (1991) - Starring as Rose Schwartz|
This is a fun-filled look at the off-camera, off-color lives of the cast and crew of a popular daytime drama called "The Sun Also Sets" as the hectic pace, outlandish situations and unbelievable characters involved in making a hit television show all come to life in hysterical fashion.
Tales from the Crypt (1991) (TV) - Starring as Peligre in "Dead Wait"
This horror anthology always started and ended with the Crypt Keeper rattling off a ghoulish pun, and featured stories of murder, the super natural, gore and humor. Each show always had a twisted ending of sorts.
In this episode, a low life con man on a war filled tropical island sets out to retrieve a precious black pearl belonging to an ailing millionaire.
|The Player (1992) - Starring as Detective Susan Avery|
| Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) is a studio executive who is responsible for accepting or rejecting the pitches for potential feature films. With his career on the line and the impending possibility that he might be replaced by a rival upstart. Griffin now finds his life threatened by an anonymous screenwriter whose pitch he rejected long ago. Drawn into a web of blackmail and murder, Griffin must evade the police investigation that he caused. But he must also watch his back, because in Hollywood, there's always another person to take your place.|
|Sister Act (1992) - Starring as Deloris Van Cartier / Sister Mary Clarence|
| Reno lounge singer Deloris Van Carter witnesses her mobster boyfriend killing an employer. She is then hidden in a convent under a witness protection program. She soon makes friends with the nuns especially Sister Mary Robert, Sister Mary Lazuras and Sister Mary Patrick. After the Mother Superior catches Deloris going out to a bar in the night time followed by Mary Robert and Mary Patrick she orders her to join the church choir. Only to find her coaching the choir and turning them into swingin' singin' sisters. The choir proves to be a big success with the surrounding neighborhood, but will Deloris' boyfriend track her down.|
|Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) - Starring as Sergeant Billy York|
National Lampoon spoofs several box office hits including of course, the Lethal Weapon movies. Sgt. Jack Colt (Emilio Estevez) and Sgt. Wes Luger are teamed up to stop General Curtis Mortars (William Shatner) and Mr. Jigsaw (Tim Curry) from lacing Wilderness Girls cookies with cocaine.
|Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) - Starring as Deloris Van Cartier / Sister Mary Clarence|
| The sisters come back to Delores's show to get her back as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of students in their parochial school which is doomed for closure. One of the girls, who is the most talented of the bunch, is forbidden to sing by her mother, although the choir has made it to the state championship. A group of stereotypical incompetent monks tries to stop them.|
|The Little Rascals (1994) - Starring as Buckwheat's Mom|
| Spanky and the members of the He-Man Woman Haters Club find out that Alfalfa has been courting Darla. After a trial they sentence him to forget about her and other girls forever. Alfalfa is having trouble with his punishment, partularly since the new rich kid is moving in on his territory, and he works to win her back. Meanwhile Butch and Woim are trying to steal the gang's prized go-cart for the big derb coming up. The gang has monetary problems too, since they need to build a new clubhouse, but are having a hard time raising the money. |
|Neil Simon's: The Sunshine Boys (1995) (TV) - Starring as a Nurse|
| This is a remake of Neil Simon's 1972 Broadway play, that was filmed in 1995, but held on the shelf until it was finally shown on TV in 1997. It's about a film agent's efforts to recombine the once famous comedy pair of Lewis (Woody Allen) and Clark (Peter Falk). Willie Clark is a neurotic show biz partner who is a constant pain in the side of his former comedic teammate Al Lewis, and everyone else who surrounds him by doing what he thinks is funny despite any other direction.|