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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:
Steve Martin's Most Enduring See more (67 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
Mauro Murphy ... Cosmetics Clerk (as Maureen Murphy)

Jeffrey 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)
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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)
 
Thanks
Don Zimmerman .... special thanks
 
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107 min
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Trivia:
When C.D. (Steve Martin) is consulting the plastic surgeon about getting a nose job he holds a picture of the nose he wants up beside his nose. The picture is of his real nose.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: C.D. reverses the sequence for getting water to the fire, specifically the hose diameters from the hydrant to the pump, and the pump to the fireSee 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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Soundtrack:
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31 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Steve Martin's Most Enduring, 25 November 2002
Author: Dr.Teeth from Edmonton, AB

Roxanne is probably going to go down as the pinnacle of Steve Martin's career as both an actor and a writer. Granted, he's made better movies (L.A. Story, The Man With Two Brains), but this is the one movie that seems to have grabbed the public's attention and keeps bringing them back. And that's because it's deceptively simple, the story of the underdog falling for the girl who has it all. It's peripherally based on Cyrano de Bergerac, but most people haven't read it (or even seen a movie adaptation), so much of the intricacies will be lost. But everyone can identify with the main character, C.D. Bales, and the story of his doomed love.

The movie is a romantic comedy, but that's too simplistic. It's full of incredible situational and verbal humor. Whether he's playing a slapstick routine trying to leave Roxanne's apartment or trying to think up the (more than) twenty insults that would be better than `Big Nose,' Martin's pen rarely falters. He can do drama, as evidenced by the scene on the roof with the overweight kid. And he writes compelling poetry: when C.D. speaks from his heart under Roxanne's window it threatens to turn hokey at any moment, but never does. The power of the movie is in the screenplay, and Martin's written a doozy.

Of course, it also doesn't hurt that C.D. is such a sympathetic character. Actually, sympathetic is probably the wrong word. He's such a strong and dynamic character that every man would want to be him and every woman would want to have him…if it weren't for that stupid nose of his. Think about it: he's athletic, charming, well-read, witty, and handsome. And that's what makes it even worse for the viewer: knowing all these wonderful things are stuck inside this man and people can't see past his nose, pun not intended. Martin totally inhabits C.D. Bales: he knows him so well that it's second nature. He looks like he's having a blast with it, too, which helps the audience quite a bit.

It's not all Steve Martin, though (although it seems like it at times). The supporting cast does well with their roles and goes far beyond what I would have thought possible. Example: Daryl Hannah, an actress with a hit-and-miss record that's mostly miss, is surprisingly convincing as an astronomy student who knows about sub-nuclear particles and comet trajectories. Or Michael J. Pollard, who takes a role that's pretty much a series of one-liners and makes me remember him above all the other firefighters by the pure glee that he takes with every line.

It's certainly not perfect, nor is it Martin's best offering, but that's beside the point. The point is that it's the kind of movie people really enjoy but can't put their finger on just why. Well, the movie is smart, and that's why people find it refreshing. It's not simply a cookie-cutter romance with the typical leading man and the regular lines: it's got a heart and humanity that most romantic comedies disregard as unnecessary. 8/10

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