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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

Taglines:

Roxanne dreamed of a handsome, intelligent, romantic man. C.D. Bales is two out of three... but looks aren't everything!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Was #10 on Gene Siskel 's list of the "Best Films of 1987." See more »

Goofs

As CD is sitting down to write a letter to Roxanne in his dressing-gown with a bird on his nose, about 1:21:26 into the film, the close-up shot shows the Cyrano De Bererac statuette facing towards him. In the subsequent wide-shot, it's facing away from him. 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

Comet Kowalski/Charlie flies through the night sky as the credits roll. See more »

Connections

Version of BBC Play of the Month: Cyrano de Bergerac (1968) See more »

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)
Performed by Pamela Barlow and Janet Minto
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Steve Martin's representation of Cyrano de Bergerac
12 October 2006 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

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.

7/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roxanne See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,582,398, 21 June 1987

Gross USA:

$40,050,884

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,050,884
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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