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Roxanne (1987)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  19 June 1987 (USA)
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Based on the play "Cyrano de Bergerac", large nosed C.D. Bales falls for the beautiful Roxanne while she falls for his personality but another man's looks.

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A modernisation of Edmond Rostands "Cyrano De Bergerac". C.D. Bales is a fire chief, who just happens to have an enormous nose. He hires a new fire-fighter, Chris, who is handsome, and knows his hoses, but is useless when it comes to women. Roxanne is an astronomer who has just arrived in town. She catches the eye of Chris, and he asks C.D. to help him woo her. Little does Chris know that C.D. is mad about Roxanne, but hasn't found the right way to tell her - yet. Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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Roxanne dreamed of a handsome, intelligent, romantic man. C.D. Bales is two out of three... but looks aren't everything!

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$40,050,884 (USA)
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Trivia

When C.D. is challenged to think of 20 better jokes than "big nose", one of them, "you must love the little birdies that you give them this to perch on" is taken directly from the original scene in "Cyrano de Bergerac." See more »

Goofs

When Charlie asks how many insults about his own nose he's delivered in the bar someone yells, "14, Chief!" when in actuality it was 18 or 19. (One was deleted in the TV version, resulting in the different totals.) See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
C.D. Bales: Dixie! Hi, how you doing, girl? Yeah, I'm on my way. I'll be there in about five minutes. I'm bringing it! I've only had it a year and a half, I told you I'd return it. OK. So long. Talk to you later. All right. All right. Bye.
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Crazy Credits

Roxanne tells Charlie that she has named the comet 'Comet Charlie' - after her dad. See more »

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Produced by Jeff Kent and Paul Pesco
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A Cinematic Mongrel
16 February 2003 | by (Nelson) – See all my reviews

This movie is gorgeous. It has the look of La Dolce Vita -- only in color. Now, please, calm down: I'm not saying it's anywhere near as good as La Dolce Vita. I'm just saying that when I look at it, framing-wise, it's clear that Schepisi has done a good amount of homework. (Schepisi is an Italian name, no?)

So we have a more or less Italian take on a French story with an American comic by an Australian director. This probably should have resulted in a horribly expensive exercise in mediocrity. Instead, it's one of the most delightful films ever made. I've used it several times as an antidote to the evening news. Good Christmas gift.


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