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The Purple Rose of Cairo

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

The Purple Rose of Cairo Main Cast

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Mia Farrow
Mia Farrow
plays Cecilia
Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels
plays Tom Baxter / Gil Shepherd
Danny Aiello
Danny Aiello
plays Monk
Irving Metzman
Irving Metzman
plays Theater Manager
Stephanie Farrow
Stephanie Farrow
plays Cecilia's Sister
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (crew or equipment visible): As Cecilia and Gil play and sing in the music store, the camera casts a shadow in the lower left that disappears as it pulls back to a wide angle shot.
  • After this film was previewed, word got back to Woody Allen that if he just changed his ending, he could have a big hit. Allen declined, saying that the ending is one of the reasons he made the film.
  • Michael Keaton was originally cast in the lead role, and footage was shot. Director Woody Allen decided it wasn't working, and replaced Keaton with Jeff Daniels.
  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): Although the film's fictional namesake has scenes filmed in the Copacabana club in New York, the club was not open until November 1940. This is not consistent with the actual film, which is set during the Great Depression.
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