Purple Rose of Cairo, The (1985)
Front Cover Actor
Mia Farrow Cecilia
Jeff Daniels Tom Baxter, Gil Shepherd
Danny Aiello Monk
Irving Metzman Theater Manager
Stephanie Farrow Cecilia's Sister
David Kieserman Diner Boss
Elaine Grollman Diner Patron
Victoria Zussin Diner Patron
Mark Hammond Diner Patron
Wade Barnes Diner Patron
Dianne Wiest Emma
Van Johnson Larry
Zoe Caldwell Countess
John Wood Jason
Milo O'Shea Father Donnelly
Deborah Rush Rita
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Fantasy; Romance
Director Woody Allen
Producer Robert Greenhut; Charles H. Joffe
Writer Woody Allen
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 1 hr 24 mins
Country USA
Color Color
One of the high points of Woody Allen's career. Cecilia (Mia Farrow), a depression-era waitress married to a brutish husband (Danny Aiello), finds her only escape at the movies, her current favorite being a light comedy about an explorer among socialites, called The Purple Rose of Cairo. She sees it so many times that the main character, Tom Baxter (Jeff Daniels), falls in love with her and steps off the screen to woo her. When news of this gets back to the movie studio, the producers send the actor who played Baxter (also Daniels) to convince Baxter to get back on the screen. The script is one of Allen's funniest, but underlying the whole story is a current of sadness that gives the movie's ending a surprising impact. Allen himself considers The Purple Rose of Cairo to be his personal favorite of his own films. A gem. --Bret Fetzer
Personal Details
My Rating
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Index 1379
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/29/04
Store Copy
Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 2
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 027616860477
Release Date 11/6/01
Subtitles Danish; Dutch; English for the hearing impaired; French; Italian; Norwegian; Spanish; Swedish; English
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen