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Insults to a Nose - Roxanne (4/8) Movie CLIP (1987) HD
Insults to a Nose - Roxanne (4/8) Movie CLIP (1987) HD
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"Roxanne" - A Dance Short Film
"Roxanne" - A Dance Short Film
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I Really Admire Your Shoes - Roxanne (1/8) Movie CLIP (1987) HD
I Really Admire Your Shoes - Roxanne (1/8) Movie CLIP (1987) HD
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Roxanne  -  Steve Martin.....MUSIC from the film
Roxanne - Steve Martin.....MUSIC from the film
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Roxanne.1987.Trailer.avi
Roxanne.1987.Trailer.avi
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Le tango de Roxanne
Le tango de Roxanne
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El Tango de Roxanne - del film "Moulin Rouge" (full version)
El Tango de Roxanne - del film "Moulin Rouge" (full version)
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Tango - Roxanne
Tango - Roxanne
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Roxanne - Official Trailer
Roxanne - Official Trailer
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Moulin Rouge Soundtrack-El Tango De Roxanne
Moulin Rouge Soundtrack-El Tango De Roxanne
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Rosamunde Pilcher Küste der Träume ganzer Film mit Roxanne Borski, Karo Guthke
Rosamunde Pilcher Küste der Träume ganzer Film mit Roxanne Borski, Karo Guthke
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Rosamunde Pilcher Küste der Träume ganzer Film mit Roxanne Borski, Karo Guthke
Rosamunde Pilcher Küste der Träume ganzer Film mit Roxanne Borski, Karo Guthke
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El Tango De Roxanne - Moulin Rouge - Ewan Mc Gregor, Nicole Kidman {Lyrics}
El Tango De Roxanne - Moulin Rouge - Ewan Mc Gregor, Nicole Kidman {Lyrics}
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Moulin Rouge El Tango de Roxanne.wmv
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Roxane
Roxane's Dance
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Naked in the Bush - Roxanne (2/8) Movie CLIP (1987) HD
Naked in the Bush - Roxanne (2/8) Movie CLIP (1987) HD
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Roxanne - Short Film  Written By James Wright  Shot By King Spencer
Roxanne - Short Film Written By James Wright Shot By King Spencer
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Roxanne (1987) - Equivoco
Roxanne (1987) - Equivoco
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Roxanne
Roxanne's Theme.....Steve Martin ....More MUSIC!!!
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The original Roxanne
The original Roxanne's Tango
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Moulin Rouge - El Tango de Roxanne (Soundtrack version)
Moulin Rouge - El Tango de Roxanne (Soundtrack version)
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"Roxanne" Outtakes
"Roxanne" Outtakes
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Red Roxanne Short Film
Red Roxanne Short Film
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1987 - Roxanne - Trailer - Deutsch - German - Steve Martin
1987 - Roxanne - Trailer - Deutsch - German - Steve Martin
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Rosamunde Pilcher Küste der Träume ganzer Film mit Roxanne Borski, Karo Guthke
Rosamunde Pilcher Küste der Träume ganzer Film mit Roxanne Borski, Karo Guthke
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Hypnotic Nose - Roxanne (5/8) Movie CLIP (1987) HD
Hypnotic Nose - Roxanne (5/8) Movie CLIP (1987) HD
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Roxanne Pallett Interview - New Films & Leaving Emmerdale
Roxanne Pallett Interview - New Films & Leaving Emmerdale
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Suckers on His Palms - Roxanne (8/8) Movie CLIP (1987) HD
Suckers on His Palms - Roxanne (8/8) Movie CLIP (1987) HD
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Hunting for Words - Roxanne (7/8) Movie CLIP (1987) HD
Hunting for Words - Roxanne (7/8) Movie CLIP (1987) HD
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Il tango di Roxanne, remake
Il tango di Roxanne, remake
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Zeus and Roxanne Starring Kathleen Quinlan movie review
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Roxanne- Moulin rouge
Roxanne- Moulin rouge
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Tango de Roxanne del film"MOULIN ROUGE".
Tango de Roxanne del film"MOULIN ROUGE".
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Zeus & Roxanne Full Movie
Zeus & Roxanne Full Movie
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12 roxanne film
12 roxanne film
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THE POLICE "Roxanne" CBGB Movie Clip
THE POLICE "Roxanne" CBGB Movie Clip
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Roxanne (Short Film)
Roxanne (Short Film)
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Jacque Fresco e Roxanne Meadows presentano il "Progetto Film" (SUB-ITA)
Jacque Fresco e Roxanne Meadows presentano il "Progetto Film" (SUB-ITA)
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Roxanne: Lois & Clark
Roxanne: Lois & Clark
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Roxanne Battle (Alrewas Film Festival)
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Devil's Tower (2014) Film Trailer -Roxanne Pallett
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El Tango de Roxanne (Lyrics)
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Moulin Rouge - El Tango De Roxanne - Lyrics on Screen
Moulin Rouge - El Tango De Roxanne - Lyrics on Screen
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Roxanne Shante On How She Became Involved With The Film Colors
Roxanne Shante On How She Became Involved With The Film Colors
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El tango de Roxanne from the moulin rouge
El tango de Roxanne from the moulin rouge
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Zeus & Roxanne : part 9/10
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Adult film star Roxanne Rae led an interesting personal life
Adult film star Roxanne Rae led an interesting personal life
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Roxanne Film Audience Feedback
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Roxanne
Roxanne1987.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Produced by Michael I. Rachmil
Daniel Melnick
Written by Steve Martin
Starring Steve Martin
Daryl Hannah
Rick Rossovich
Shelley Duvall
Music by Bruce Smeaton
Cinematography Ian Baker
Edited by John Scott
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • June 19, 1987 (1987-06-19)
Running time
107 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $40,050,884 (domestic)[1]

Roxanne is a 1987 American romantic comedy film directed by Fred Schepisi. It is a modern retelling of Edmond Rostand's 1897 verse play Cyrano de Bergerac, adapted by Steve Martin and starring Martin and Daryl Hannah.

Plot[edit]

C.D. "Charlie" Bales (Steve Martin), the fire chief of a small American ski town in Washington, is witty, acrobatic and skilled at many things, but he has a very large nose. He is attracted to newcomer Roxanne Kowalski (Daryl Hannah), an astronomer searching for a new comet, but she becomes infatuated with Chris (Rick Rossovich), a handsome but dim fireman who has just joined Bales's unit. As in the play, Bales is touchy about his most prominent feature, which he cannot have surgically altered because of a dangerous allergy to anesthetics.

When Chris bungles his budding relationship with Roxanne, he asks Bales for help. Somewhat reluctantly, Bales writes romantic love letters for Chris to pass off as his own. They prove irresistible, and Roxanne invites Chris to spend the night. Chris, however, eventually becomes uncomfortable trying to meet Roxanne's intellectual expectations of him. He eventually sends her a letter telling her that he has left town with another woman.

Bales's friend Dixie (Shelley Duvall) then reveals to Roxanne who actually wrote the letters. When Bales arrives at Roxanne's home in response to her call, she confronts him. Bales and Roxanne argue, she claiming that he was leading her on, while Bales says that she wants the perfect man who is both emotionally and physically beautiful. In the end, Bales and Roxanne forgive one another and Roxanne confesses her love for him. She says that flat-nosed people are too boring and bland, and that his nose gives him character.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Roxanne was filmed in the summer of 1986 in the town of Nelson, British Columbia. Steve Martin chose to use the local fire hall on Ward Street as a primary set.

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Roxanne received mostly positive reviews. It currently holds an 88% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with the consensus being: "Though its sweetness borders on sappiness, Roxanne is an unabashedly romantic comedy that remains one of Steve Martin's funniest".[2]

Roger Ebert hailed the film as a "gentle, whimsical comedy", giving it a 3 and half stars of four, also stating: "What makes "Roxanne" so wonderful is not this fairly straightforward comedy, however, but the way the movie creates a certain ineffable spirit".[3]

It is number 71# on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies".

Accolades[edit]

It has also won and has been nominated for a number of awards, including:[4]

References to the play[edit]

  • The historical Cyrano de Bergerac wrote of a journey to the Moon and to the Sun, and Roxanne alludes to this in a scene where C.D. jokes about UFOs and aliens. Additionally, that scene mirrors one in the play where Cyrano pretends to fall out of a tree to distract another wooer of Roxanne.
  • The names of all three main characters are based on their counterparts in the play. C.D. Bales has the same initials as Cyrano de Bergerac, Roxanne's name is a slight alteration of Roxane, and Chris is a diminutive form of Christian.
  • The "20 Nose Insults" speech in the film mirrors a similar speech in the play.
  • C.D.'s position in the firefighters is similar to Cyrano's leadership of the Gascon Cadets.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roxanne". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved October 4, 2010. 
  2. ^ Rotten Tomatoes
  3. ^ Roger Ebert review of Roxanne
  4. ^ IMDb Awards list

External links[edit]

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