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The Purple Rose of Cairo


Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman View All


Woody Allen (Director) View All

Release: Mar. 1st, 1985
Runtime: 1 hour, 22 minutes
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.
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Citizen Rules
He plays duel roles, one role is the silent movie character who walks off the silver screen and into the real world.
The Gunslinger45
The Hollywood studios are even called in because now the fear is that other characters from other movies or the same character in other cities may try to escape from the movie.
She goes to see the movie of the title several times and then at one show, the main character in the movie (played by Jeff Daniels)speaks to Celia directly from the screen saying, "You must really love this movie, don't you?.