• Roxanne (1987)


Release Date: 1987

DVD Release Date: June 4th, 2002

PG |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

In this modern take on Edmond Rostand's classic play "Cyrano de Bergerac," C. D. Bales (Steve Martin) is the witty, intelligent and brave fire chief of a small Pacific Northwest town who, due to the size of his enormous nose, declines to pursue the girl of his dreams, lovely Roxanne Kowalski (Daryl Hannah). Instead, when his shy underling Chris McConnell (Rick Rossovich) becomes smitten with Roxanne, Bales feeds the handsome young man the words of love to win her heart.

Cast: Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Rick Rossovich, Shelley Duvall, Michael J. Pollard, Fred Willard, John Kapelos, Damon Wayans

Director: Fred Schepisi

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Witty, Transformation, Small town, 1980s, Charming, Love, Love interest, Underdog, Love triangle

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    What makes Roxanne so wonderful is not this fairly straightforward comedy, however, but the way the movie creates a certain ineffable spirit. show more

  • 100
    The Associated Press

    Brilliant and hilarious. [29 July 1987]

  • 90
    Duane ByrgeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Light and likable, with hearts unabashedly all over its sleeves, Roxanne is a winning romantic comedy whose appeal should cross age barriers and backgrounds — giving it an across-the-board promise. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy