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Roxanne (1987)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 19 June 1987 (USA)
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The large-nosed C.D. Bales is in love with the beautiful Roxanne; she falls for his personality but another man's looks.

Director:

Fred Schepisi

Writers:

Edmond Rostand (play), Steve Martin (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Steve Mittleman ... Ralston
Damon Wayans ... Jerry
Matt Lattanzi ... Trent
Shandra Beri Shandra Beri ... Sandy
Blanche Rubin Blanche Rubin ... Sophie
Jane Campbell Jane Campbell ... Dottie
Jean Sincere ... Nina
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Storyline

In Nelson, the chief of the firemen C. D. Bales is a man with complex since he has a huge nose. When his friend Dixie rents her house to the gorgeous student of astronomy Roxanne, he falls in love with her but keeps his feelings as a secret. C.D. hires the handsome fireman Chris and Roxanne asks C.D. to help her to date him. However Chris is an average American with very limited culture and he asks C.D. to help him to get in her pants. C.D. writes letters disclosing his feelings for her and Roxanne is seduced by the man that writes such letters. What will happen when she meets Chris? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roksana See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,582,398, 21 June 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,050,884
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the nose insults that C.D. comes up with is "your nose was on time, but you were fifteen minutes late." Cyrano laments later in the play that his nose precedes him by fifteen minutes. See more »

Goofs

When looking through the telescope, a bright red nebula is visible in the field of view. In fact, nebula, when seen through even the biggest telescopes, appear as a gray smudge to the human eye. 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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Crazy Credits

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Soundtracks

Can This Be Love
Written by Jeffrey Baxter (as Jeff "Skunk" Baxter), Rick Boston, Janet Minto, and Pamela Barlow
Produced by Jeffrey Baxter (as Jeff "Skunk" Baxter)
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Funny, romantic, beautiful... who would have thought?
13 May 1999 | by cody-17See all my reviews

Steve Martin's genius as a comic actor has never been in doubt. But once in a while even a genius does something astounding. For Martin it is "Roxanne". Possibly THE funniest movie that I have ever seen, not to mention passionately romantic, it also does something that so few movies are able to do today... it stays intelligent despite the humor. In today's Hollywood so many comedies fall into the trap of deplorable slapstick and gratuitous cussing, "Roxanne" succeeds in entertaining us through colorful characters, enchanting surprises, and witty intelligent dialogue. Where have movies like this gone to? Where were they to begin with? A rare jewel in the sands of Hollywood, see this movie like your life depends on it (tip to the wise: take a date). Pay special attention to the character of Andy, he is a special treat throughout the film. Also look for a VERY young Damon Wayans. The treats abound.


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