The Purple Rose of Cairo Movie Review 1985

Information and Film Reviews for The Purple Rose of Cairo the Movie

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A diner waitress, disillusioned by the Depression and a lackluster life, escapes into a film playing at the local movie house where a blond film hero, tiring of the monotony of his role, makes a break from the celluloid to join her in the real world. The ensuing love story allows director-writer Allen to show his knowledge of old movies and provide his fans with a change of pace. Farrow's film sister is also her real-life sister Stephanie, who went on to appear in Allen's "Zelig."

Distribution

Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 82 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Comedy, Parallel Universe, Waiters & Waitresses, At the Movies, Screen Teams: Allen & Farrow, New Jersey
Screenplay
Woody Allen
Cast
Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Dianne Wiest, Van Johnson, Zoe Caldwell, John Wood, Michael Tucker, Edward Herrmann, Milo O'Shea, Glenne Headly, Karen Akers, Deborah Rush
Cinematography
Gordon Willis
Director
Woody Allen
Music
Dick Hyman
Producer
Orion Pictures, Jack Rollins, Charles H. Joffe

Awards

British Acad. 1985: Film, Orig. Screenplay; Cesar 1986: Foreign Film; Golden Globes 1986: Screenplay; N.Y. Film Critics 1985: Screenplay.

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