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Roxanne -- Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah star in the enchanting 80s classic update of "Cyrano de Bergerac"

Steve Martin delivers a magnificent performance as an engaging small town fire chief who has only one tiny flaw - his astonishingly long nose. Although he considers it no laughing matter, the hilarity never stops as C.D. Bales (Martin) contends with his bumbling crew of firemen, and his secret love for gorgeous astronomy student Roxanne (Daryl Hannah).

Unfortunately, she is attracted to fireman Chris (Rick Rossovich), who's tall on looks and short on conversation. And when C.D. agrees to coach the dumbstruck Chris in his pursuit of the fair maiden, this ticklish triangle dissolves into a hilarious series of rib-tickling romantic misadventures. Written by Martin as an update to Cyrano de Bergerac, and directed by Fred Schepisi, this remains an enchanting classic. Eureka Classics is proud to present a new Dual-Format edition for the first time in the UK.

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Edmond Rostand (play)
Steve Martin (screenplay)
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Release Date:
19 June 1987 (USA) See more »
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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!
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 »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Best romantic comedy ever... See more (82 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 Rachmil .... producer
 
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 .... re-recording mixer (as Don Di Girolamo)
Jay Engel .... adr editor
Gary S. Gerlich .... sound editorial staff (as Gary Gerlich)
Robert Glass .... re-recording mixer
Chris Glyn-Jones .... cableman (as Chris Glynn-Jones)
David M. Horton .... sound editorial staff (as David Horton)
Robert Knudson .... 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)
 
Location Management
George Horie .... location manager: Nelson
Matthew O'Connor .... location manager
 
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)
Cheri Jacobs .... assistant: Mr. Schepisi
Wendi Laski .... unit publicist
Bruce Meldrum .... technical advisor
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
 
Crew verified as complete


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Trivia:
While wearing the false nose, Steve Martin was often greeted with the phrase "Nice nose!" One day between scenes he had to use the lavatory in a bar, and on the way across the room he passed a group of bikers. Steeling himself for the usual greeting, he was delighted to hear one of the bikers instead ask "Why the long face?"See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When C.D. is sniffing out the fire at the end, he walks to the firehouse, arms down. From the front, his arms are up, from the back, arms down, front arms up, back arms downSee 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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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Best romantic comedy ever..., 20 May 2000
Author: (alegenhofer@hotmail.com) from London, England

This is the sweetest intelligent romantic comedy ever made. It is a brilliant reworking of the classic play on which it is based. Steve Martin has demonstrated in movie after movie his ability to make people laugh, and with Roxanne he has shown his ability to create comedy, in addition to spouting the creation of others. There is no downside to this movie. By far the greatest romantic comedy of the last 25 years. Potentially the greatest romantic comedy ever made.

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