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The purple rose of Cairo

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English, French or Spanish dialogue; optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.


Jeff Daniels, Mia Farrow, Danny Aiello.

Publication Information

Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, [2001]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (ca. 82 min.) : sd., col. with b&w segments ; 4 3/4 in.


MPAA rating: PG.


Lonely Depression-era waitress Cecilia is hopelessly addicted to Hollywood movies. Spellbound by her new favorite, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Cecilia is astonished when the leading man suddenly walks off the screen to meet her. Wooed by his charm, Cecilia finds herself falling for him--until she meets the real actor who plays him. Romanced by both a fictional character and a famous star, Cecilia struggles to locate the shifting line between fantasy and reality, only to discover that sometimes it's just a heartbeat away.


Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.

Special feature: original theatrical trailer.

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