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The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

PG 1985-03-01 (US) FantasyComedyRomance 1h 22m
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She's finally met the man of her dreams. He's not real but you can't have everything.


Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mundane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising her spirits, where she watches dashing archaeologist Tom Baxter time and again.

  1. Woody Allen

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Mia Farrow

    Mia Farrow


  2. Jeff Daniels

    Jeff Daniels

    Tom Baxter / Gil Shepherd

  3. Danny Aiello

    Danny Aiello


  4. Irving Metzman

    Irving Metzman

    Theater Manager

  5. Stephanie Farrow

    Stephanie Farrow

    Cecilia's Sister

  6. Edward Herrmann

    Edward Herrmann


  7. John Wood

    John Wood


  8. Deborah Rush

    Deborah Rush


  9. Van Johnson

    Van Johnson


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The Purple Rose of Cairo
The Purple Rose of Cairo

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $15,000,000.00

Revenue $10,631,333.00


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