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Roxanne -- A big-nosed fire chief (Steve Martin) writes love notes to a gorgeous astronomy student (Daryl Hannah) for a tongue-tied friend, then falls for her himself.

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Director:
Writers:
Edmond Rostand (play)
Steve Martin (screenplay)
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Release Date:
19 June 1987 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Roxanne dreamed of a handsome, intelligent, romantic man. C.D. Bales is two out of three... but looks aren't everything!
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
For once you don't get to see the pretty couple with the perfect relationship. See more (75 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Steve Martin ... C. D. Bales

Daryl Hannah ... Roxanne

Rick Rossovich ... Chris

Shelley Duvall ... Dixie

John Kapelos ... Chuck

Fred Willard ... Mayor Deebs
Max Alexander ... Dean

Michael J. Pollard ... Andy
Steve Mittleman ... Ralston

Damon Wayans ... Jerry

Matt Lattanzi ... Trent
Shandra Beri ... Sandy
Blanche Rubin ... Sophie
Jane Campbell ... Dottie

Jean Sincere ... Nina
Claire Caplan ... Lydia
Thom Curley ... Jim
Ritch Shydner ... Drunk #1

Kevin Nealon ... Drunk #2

Brian George ... Cosmetic Surgeon
Maureen Murphy ... Cosmetics Clerk

Jeff Joseph ... Stationery Clerk
Make Glavas ... Peter Quinn
Merrilyn Gann ... Mrs. Quinn
Bernadette Sabath ... Berni

Caroline Barclay ... Girl in Street
Heidi Sorenson ... Trudy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hope North ... Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by
Fred Schepisi 
 
Writing credits
Edmond Rostand (play "Cyrano de Bergerac")

Steve Martin (screenplay)

Produced by
Steve Martin .... executive producer
Daniel Melnick .... producer
Michael I. Rachmil .... producer (as Michael Rachmil)
 
Original Music by
Bruce Smeaton 
 
Cinematography by
Ian Baker (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Scott 
 
Casting by
Pennie DuPont  (as Pennie Du Pont)
 
Production Design by
Jackson De Govia  (as Jack DeGovia)
 
Art Direction by
David Fischer 
 
Set Decoration by
Kimberley Richardson  (as Kimberly Richardson)
 
Makeup Department
Donna Bis .... hair stylist
Frank Griffin .... makeup artist: Mr. Martin
Ilona Herman .... makeup artist
Toni-Ann Walker .... hair stylist: Mr. Martin (as Toni Ann Walker)
Michael Westmore .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Warren Carr .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wendy Chesal .... third assistant director
David M. Cyr .... dgc trainee (as David Cyr)
Casey Grant .... second assistant director
Dianne Patrick .... dgc trainee
Michael E. Steele .... first assistant director (as Michael Steele)
Inga Volmer .... dgc trainee
 
Art Department
Bob Bottieri .... painter
Gary Brooks .... greensman
Geoff Hilliard .... foreman
Michael Nemirsky .... assistant art director
Grant Swain .... property master
David Willson .... construction coordinator
David Hopkins .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
B.J. Clayden .... boom operator (as B.J. Clayton)
Don Digirolamo .... sound re-recording mixer (as Don Di Girolamo)
Jay Engel .... adr editor
Gary S. Gerlich .... sound editorial staff (as Gary Gerlich)
Robert Glass .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Glyn-Jones .... cableman (as Chris Glynn-Jones)
David M. Horton .... sound editorial staff (as David Horton)
Robert Knudson .... sound re-recording mixer
Chester Slomka .... sound editorial staff (as Chet Slomka)
Frank E. Warner .... supervising sound editor (as Frank Warner)
Bill Wylie .... sound editorial staff
Rob Young .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
William H. Orr .... special effects coordinator (as Bill Orr)
 
Stunts
Joe Dunne .... stunt coordinator: U.S.
Robert Jauregui .... stuntman (as Bob Jauregui)
Ray Pichette .... stuntman (as Roy Pichette)
John Wardlow .... stunt coordinator: Canada (as V. John Wardlow)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John L. Brown .... dolly grip (as John Brown)
Barry Donlevy .... best boy
Les Erskine .... gaffer
Chris Harris .... second assistant camera
Tim Hogan .... key grip (as Tim Hogen)
Joseph Lederer .... still photographer (as Joe Lederer)
John McCallum .... first assistant camera (as Sandy McCallum)
Klaus Melchior .... video assist
Rod Parkhurst .... camera operator
Drew Davidson .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Vince Laxton .... generator operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Michelle Allen .... casting: Canada
Amy Grgich .... casting assistant: U.S.
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richard Bruno .... costume designer: U.S.
Tish Monaghan .... costume designer: Canada
 
Editorial Department
Jack Hilton .... assistant editor
Nigel Hollick .... assistant editor: Canada
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jim Henrikson .... music editor
Eugenie Teychenne .... assistant to the composer
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Dave Bowe .... transportation captain
Scott Irvine .... transportation coordinator
Bruce Scott .... driver: cast (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Patti Allen .... production coordinator
Myrna Cobb .... assistant production coordinator
Karen Day .... production accountant
Carie DeRuiter .... main title design: Graphic Eye, Inc. (as Carie De Ruiter)
George Horie .... location manager: Nelson
Cheri Jacobs .... assistant: Mr. Schepisi
Wendi Laski .... unit publicist
Bruce Meldrum .... technical advisor
Matthew O'Connor .... location manager
Tammy Oates .... production secretary
Paul Warner .... assistant: Mr. Schepisi
Christine Wilson .... script supervisor (as Christine Willson)
Jon Jashni .... Production Staff (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Don Zimmerman .... special thanks
 
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107 min
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Trivia:
One of the "20 Nose Jokes" that was in the theatrical release but removed for TV viewing was, "Finally a man who can satisfy two women at once."See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
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.
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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
For once you don't get to see the pretty couple with the perfect relationship., 8 August 2005
Author: Philip Van der Veken from Tessenderlo, Belgium

I never thought that Steve Martin would ever play a leading role in a romantic comedy, because his humor doesn't exactly fit in with the humor normally used in the genre. But when I had the chance to see this movie, I didn't hesitate. I like several of Steve Martin's movies and most of the time I have some good laughs with his comedies. Hoping that this movie wouldn't be an exception to that rule, I hoped for the best of it and I must say that it didn't disappoint me.

"Roxanne" is a modern remake of Cyrano De Bergerac and it shows. C.D. (Charlie) Bales is a fire chief in a small mountain town who has been 'blessed' with a gigantic nose that keeps drawing all attention towards it. When he meets Roxanne for the first time he immediately falls for her. She's an astronomer who is not only smart, but also beautiful, just what Charlie is looking for in a woman. But he is convinced that she will not like him because of his looks and when he hires Chris, a new fire-fighter who is good-looking, but who is very shallow and doesn't know how to react when it comes to women, the for Charlie worst thing imaginable happens. Chris has seen Roxanne in a bar and is interested in her, but because he's so bad with words, he asks his boss to help him win her for him. Charlie helps him with his problem, easily finding the right words because of what he feels for Roxanne himself and Roxanne falls in love with Chris. But only a couple of weeks later Chis runs off with one of her friends, a waitress who is 'pretty cute too' and she finds out the truth about C.D. and Chris...

I never expected it, but I really liked this movie. This isn't the typical romantic comedy that you probably have seen so many times before. The main reason for that is that it is a rather typical Steve Martin movie and therefor has an entirely different kind of humor. And I liked it. Especially the scene in the bar where he has to name 20 good insults about his nose is excellent. But that certainly isn't the only good scene in this movie. The entire movie is better than average. And despite the fact that I didn't think that Steve Martin would be able to play an important role in a romantic comedy, I must admit that he did a very good job with this role. C.D. is perhaps not the best looking guy, but he has portrayed him as a very likable person. Daryl Hannah too did a nice job playing Roxanne and Rick Rossovich was interesting as the incredibly shallow Chris.

Overall this is an interesting and funny movie that is a lot better than the average romantic comedy, thanks to the original approach of the story. For once we don't get to see a couple of perfect people, but a guy who normally isn't able to get a pretty girlfriend because of his looks. I really appreciated that in this movie and I give it a 7/10 for that.

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