MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,042 this week

Roxanne (1987)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  19 June 1987 (USA)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 26,009 users  
Reviews: 67 user | 40 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 27 Apr 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 14 Jan 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 08 Jan 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
R
a list of 25 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Roxanne (1987)

Roxanne (1987) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Roxanne.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is in an accident.

Director: James L. Brooks
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.

Director: Cameron Crowe
Stars: John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An African prince goes to Queens, New York City to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.

Director: John Landis
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A recently-widowed man's son calls a radio talk show in an attempt to find his father a partner.

Director: Nora Ephron
Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.

Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, James Fleet
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Comedy-drama about a widowed US president and a lobbyist who fall in love. It's all aboveboard, but "politics is perception" and sparks fly anyway.

Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Take two rival TV reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one producer, female. Mix well and watch the sparks fly.

Director: James L. Brooks
Stars: William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter
About a Boy (2002)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Based on Nick Hornby's best-selling novel, About A Boy is the story of a cynical, immature young man who is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy

Directors: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Stars: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette
The Graduate (1967)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father's business partner and then finds himself falling in love with her daughter, Elaine.

Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.

Director: Terry Gilliam
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams, Adam Bryant
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

Director: George Lucas
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
C. D. Bales
...
...
Chris
...
Dixie
...
Chuck
...
Mayor Deebs
Max Alexander ...
Dean
...
Andy
Steve Mittleman ...
Ralston
...
...
Trent
Shandra Beri ...
Sandy
Blanche Rubin ...
Sophie
Jane Campbell ...
Dottie
...
Nina
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 June 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Roxanne  »

Box Office

Gross:

$40,050,884 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In a radio interview, Steve Martin said about his role in Roxanne that it was the first time he felt respected in a film role as opposed to being recognized for his celebrity as a one-time stand-up comedian. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1hr 3 mins) Crew are reflected in the door window-panels during the first letter writing session at CD's house. 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.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Comet Kowalski/Charlie flies through the night sky as the credits roll. See more »

Connections

Version of Cyrano de Bergerac (1909) See more »

Soundtracks

PARTY TONIGHT
Written by Jeffrey Baxter (as Jeff "Skunk" Baxter) and Rick Boston
Produced by Jeffrey Baxter (as Jeff "Skunk" Baxter)
Performed by Dan Navarro
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


21 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Inspired to visit jeffreywj-1
Earn more sessions by sleaving. What's your favorite line? teelions
Steve Martin the acrobat? cjkeeney
I cant believe how unlively this board is... s_miles_4
Best Steve Martin movie? Dogs_Play_Poker
Rick Rossovich remidoozer
Discuss Roxanne (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?