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Roxanne (1987)

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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.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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

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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!

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11 November 1987 (France)  »

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Roksana  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,582,398 (USA) (21 June 1987)

Gross:

$40,050,884 (USA)
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Trivia

The town's handsome, inarticulate swordsman becomes a tongue-tied firefighter in 'Roxanne'. The source original Cyrano de Bergerac's brave militant regiment has become his inept volunteer fire brigade. C.D. [Bales] fights fires and not battles and rescues treed cats and not ladies' honor. Steve Martin noted: "But the story is still there, the classic story of how this beautiful woman comes to understand whom she really loves". See more »

Goofs

When Roxanne is hiding outside the firehouse, and C.D. offers her a blanket, she says "No - I'm fine standing naked out here in the cold", she later says that she was being ironic. Except she wasn't, she was being sarcastic. See more »

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[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 »

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Version of Les aventures de Cyrano de Bergerac (1912) See more »

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Written In The Wind
Composed, Performed, and Produced by Joe Curiale
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Best romantic comedy ever...
20 May 2000 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

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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