The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)


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Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
1h 22min


Jeff Daniels
Tom Baxter / Gil Shepherd
Irving Metzman
Theater Manager
Stephanie Farrow
Cecilia's Sister
Zoe Caldwell
The Countess
Milo O’Shea
Father Donnelly
Paul Herman
Penny Pitcher
John Rothman
Mr. Hirsch's Lawyer


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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