The Purple rose of Cairo

United States, 1985

Film
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Trapped in a dreary marriage, Cecilia escapes to the cinema and in particular to the romantic adventure “The purple rose of Cairo”. Then one night as she watches the film the hero, Tom Baxter, steps out of the screen and into her life. But where does that leave the other characters - indeed the whole film? The real-life actor who played Tom is in danger of his career being finished, the producers see only lawsuits coming their way. Pandemonium sets in as real life clashes with fantasy. A bitter-sweet comedy starring Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels and Danny Aiello. Best film 1985 British Academy Awards.

Credits

director

Woody Allen

producer

Robert Greenhut

Charles H. Joffe

Jack Rollins

Language

English

Duration

01:21:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37770

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Comedy

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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