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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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Edmond Rostand (play)
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Release Date:
19 June 1987 (USA) See more »
Roxanne dreamed of a handsome, intelligent, romantic man. C.D. Bales is two out of three... but looks aren't everything!
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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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Extremely effective updating of a timeless story See more (76 total) »


  (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)
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)
Don Zimmerman .... special thanks
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107 min
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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 »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Charlie asks how many insults about his own nose he's delivered in the bar someone yells, "14, Chief!" when in actuality it was 18 or 19. (One was deleted in the TV version, resulting in the different totals.)See more »
[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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27 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Extremely effective updating of a timeless story, 5 August 1999
Author: Steve Gruenwald (Steve G-2) from Illinois, USA

I do not routinely enjoy Steve Martin, but was extremely impressed with the sensitivity and deftness with which he played Cyrano de Bergerac in modern guise. There is nothing archaic or stilted about the script, yet it is surprisingly faithful to the character of the original play (which in turn is closely based on Cyrano's true history). Numerous scenes - including most of the best ones - are lifted almost intact from the Edmond Rostand play, but a viewer who is unfamiliar with that source probably will have no idea which scenes they are. The poetry, imaginative spark and romantic instincts of the original play are handled lovingly and with finesse. Daryl Hannah is just right as a thoroughly modern Roxanne, willingly surprised to find that there is still romance in the world. You do not have to be familiar with the source to enjoy this witty, satisfying, and very funny movie - but if you are, you will enjoy it all the more.

Note added 2015: When I first wrote the above in 1999, Steve Martin had not yet done most of his (in my view) best work; but I still go back to this as my very favorite of his performances.

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