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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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$40,050,884 (USA)
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Trivia

The term "keeping your nose to the grindstone" refers to making flour. The miller constantly sniffed at the grindstone. If there was no smell the grain was feeding into the stones too fast and the flour would be coarse. If there was a burned smell the grain was feeding in too slowly resulting in ruined flour and possible damage to the stones. It has nothing to do with grinding off one's nose. 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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WRITTEN IN THE WIND
Composed, Performed and Produced by Joe Curiale
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Funny, romantic, beautiful... who would have thought?
13 May 1999 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

Steve Martin's genius as a comic actor has never been in doubt. But once in a while even a genius does something astounding. For Martin it is "Roxanne". Possibly THE funniest movie that I have ever seen, not to mention passionately romantic, it also does something that so few movies are able to do today... it stays intelligent despite the humor. In today's Hollywood so many comedies fall into the trap of deplorable slapstick and gratuitous cussing, "Roxanne" succeeds in entertaining us through colorful characters, enchanting surprises, and witty intelligent dialogue. Where have movies like this gone to? Where were they to begin with? A rare jewel in the sands of Hollywood, see this movie like your life depends on it (tip to the wise: take a date). Pay special attention to the character of Andy, he is a special treat throughout the film. Also look for a VERY young Damon Wayans. The treats abound.


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