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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Chris
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Dixie
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Chuck
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Mayor Deebs
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Dean
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Andy
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Trent
Shandra Beri ...
Sandy
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Sophie
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Dottie
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Nina
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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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Roksana  »

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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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There is an establishing shot of a cat up a tree with the camera high up in the tree looking down. The cat is obviously fake and on the wide screen version we see a crew member's hand come in from the lower left to steady the fake cat. We know it's not the fireman's hand because he hasn't gone up the ladder yet. See more »

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

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Steve Martin's representation of Cyrano de Bergerac
12 October 2006 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I have to admit that this was a nice and sweet version of Martin's interpretation of Cyrano de Bergerac. It was nice to see a little comedy into the story. I know of the story, but have seen none of the movies. So, this is pretty much as close as I will get to the story even though my mom has the old version of Cyrano de Bergerac, it doesn't look that entertaining.

Steve plays Charlie, a kind and funny fireman with one little... well... actually huge thing on his face, a very long and big nose. But he ends up meeting Roxanne, a very beautiful woman who is a rocket scientist and just wants be romanced, she meets another man, Chris, very handsome, but doesn't exactly have a way with words. Charlie has a huge crush on Roxanne, but she's attracted to Chris, Chris also has a thing for Roxanne, so through the hardest times, Chralie helps Chris try to woe Roxanne with his words going through Chris's mouth.

It's a very sweet and romantic movie with some good little laughs here and there. I think this is an under rated Steve Martin movie that I think everyone could give a chance too. Because, let's face it, we all have that little imperfection that can always be seen as unique and beautiful in the eyes of other's.

7/10


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