The Purple Rose of Cairo

1985

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82 Min

The Purple Rose of Cairo

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Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mudane 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.

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Released:
Mar 1st, 1985
Budget:
$15,000,000.00
Revenue:
$10,631,333.00
Country:
USA

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The Purple Rose Of Cairo

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An unhappily married Depression-era waitress is swept off her feet by a matinee idol who steps right off the silver screen.

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- Though classified as a comedy-fantasy-romance by the IMDb, the picture is also part of a group of films known as "Depression Era Dramas".

- Woody Allen has said of this film: "It was the one which came closest to my original conception".

- Jeff Daniels opened a playhouse in his hometown of Chelsea, Michigan called "The Purple Rose."

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