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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)
Steve Martin (screenplay)
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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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Steve Martin's representation of Cyrano de Bergerac 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
Crew verified as complete

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107 min
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Did You Know?

The movie was made and released about three years prior to a straight French language version of the film's source classic tale Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) which starred Gérard Depardieu in the title role.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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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Steve Martin's representation of Cyrano de Bergerac, 12 October 2006
Author: Kristine ( from Chicago, Illinois

I have to admit that this was a nice and sweet version of Martin's interpretation of Cyrano de Bergerac. It was nice to see a little comedy into the story. I know of the story, but have seen none of the movies. So, this is pretty much as close as I will get to the story even though my mom has the old version of Cyrano de Bergerac, it doesn't look that entertaining.

Steve plays Charlie, a kind and funny fireman with one little... well... actually huge thing on his face, a very long and big nose. But he ends up meeting Roxanne, a very beautiful woman who is a rocket scientist and just wants be romanced, she meets another man, Chris, very handsome, but doesn't exactly have a way with words. Charlie has a huge crush on Roxanne, but she's attracted to Chris, Chris also has a thing for Roxanne, so through the hardest times, Chralie helps Chris try to woe Roxanne with his words going through Chris's mouth.

It's a very sweet and romantic movie with some good little laughs here and there. I think this is an under rated Steve Martin movie that I think everyone could give a chance too. Because, let's face it, we all have that little imperfection that can always be seen as unique and beautiful in the eyes of other's.


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