The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

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.

Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 91% / Audience 88%

Rated PG,  1 hr 22 mins

GENRES
Comedy • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION
Woody Allen
CAST
Mia Farrow  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Danny Aiello  •  Irving Metzman

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Mia Farrow Cecilia
Jeff Daniels Tom Baxter / Gil Shepherd
Danny Aiello Monk
Irving Metzman Theater Manager
Stephanie Farrow Cecilia's Sister
Edward Herrmann Henry
John Wood Jason
Deborah Rush Rita
Van Johnson Larry
Zoe Caldwell The Countess
Milo O'Shea Father Donnelly
Dianne Wiest Emma