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
Roxanne dreamed of a handsome, intelligent, romantic man. C.D. Bales is two out of three... but looks aren't everything!
Did You Know?
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
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
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.
Roxanne tells Charlie that she has named the comet 'Comet Charlie' - after her dad. See more
Written by David Bartholomew
and Fats Domino See more