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The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

PG
82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

In New Jersey in 1935, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world.
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$ 15,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 114,095
Gross (USA)
$ 10,631,333
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Release date
Apr 19, 1985 (United States)

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7.7 / 10 | 41,440 votes