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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In Nelson, the chief of the firemen C. D. Bales is a man with complex since he has a huge nose. When his friend Dixie rents her house to the gorgeous student of astronomy Roxanne, he falls in love with her but keeps his feelings as a secret. C.D. hires the handsome fireman Chris and Roxanne asks C.D. to help her to date him. However Chris is an average American with very limited culture and he asks C.D. to help him to get in her pants. C.D. writes letters disclosing his feelings for her and Roxanne is seduced by the man that writes such letters. What will happen when she meets Chris? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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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19 June 1987 (USA)  »

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$40,050,884 (USA)
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The C.D. Bales character, played by Steve Martin, is the Fire Chief of Nelson in British Columbia, Canada. Bales, who, "from his youth, was ridiculed a lot because of his, uh, feature", said Martin who added, "he's very quick, very sophisticated as a writer, end pretty much in control of his life, except for his one handicap. He has been thinking up jokes about it his whole life, collecting them. After a life of ridicule, though, you become pretty defensive". See more »

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After rescuing the cat from the tree, the firefighters take the truck back to the firehouse with the ladder still up. C.D. runs after the truck and sees that they ran the ladder through the wall. The ladder is seen coming off the truck at a very low angle and straight back, but is sticking out the side of the firehouse at a very high angle. 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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Comet Kowalski/Charlie flies through the night sky as the credits roll. See more »

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Version of Cyrano de Bergerac (1909) See more »

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Can This Be Love
Written by Jeffrey Baxter (as Jeff "Skunk" Baxter), Rick Boston, Janet Minto and Pamela Barlow
Produced by Jeffrey Baxter (as Jeff "Skunk" Baxter)
Performed by Pamela Barlow and Janet Minto
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Best romantic comedy ever...
20 May 2000 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is the sweetest intelligent romantic comedy ever made. It is a brilliant reworking of the classic play on which it is based. Steve Martin has demonstrated in movie after movie his ability to make people laugh, and with Roxanne he has shown his ability to create comedy, in addition to spouting the creation of others. There is no downside to this movie. By far the greatest romantic comedy of the last 25 years. Potentially the greatest romantic comedy ever made.


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