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Roxanne (1987)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 19 June 1987 (USA)
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The large-nosed C.D. Bales is in love with the beautiful Roxanne; 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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Comedy | Romance

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19 June 1987 (USA)  »

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Roksana  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,582,398 (USA) (21 June 1987)

Gross:

$40,050,884 (USA)
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According to website Wikipedia, "the names of all three main characters are based on their counterparts in the [source 'Cyrano de Bergerac'] play [by by Edmond Rostand]. C.D. Bales has the same initials as Cyrano de Bergerac, Roxanne's name is a slight alteration of Roxane, and Chris is a diminutive form of Christian". See more »

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(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 »

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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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Version of Cyrano de Bergerac (1946) See more »

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Close To You
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Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
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...or did you lose a bet with God?
28 January 2001 | by (Bellingham, WA) – See all my reviews

Mozart would have loved Roxanne. This perfect film rests on some of his greatest hits...as choreographed and performed by Steve Martin. There is nothing "Roxanne" lacks, from aliens dropping out of trees to "make love to older women", to a water ballet courtesy the local fire department.

The characters are beautiful: the brilliant misfit; the gorgeous "astrologer or astronomer, or something"; the bronzeable but- alas, dumb- hunk...all gather on the mountainside for our pleasure. Toss in a big rubber nose, a couple of the greatest lines from literature, stir with that Mozart stuff, and poof...a great valentine evening.


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