RoxanneDirector: Fred Schepisi
This modernization of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac casts Steve Martin as C. D. Bates, the fearless, quick-witted fire chief of a Washington State resort town. Bates' most trusted fireman is the handsome but tongue-tied Chris McDonell (Rick Rossovich). Both men are in love with the beautiful Roxanne Kowalski (Darryl Hannah), but Bates, adorned with a huge nose that makes Bob Hope look like Nanette Fabray, is convinced that he's too homely to win Roxanne's heart. Thus, in the self-sacrificing tradition of Cyrano de Bergerac, Bates courts Roxanne vicariously by feeding his rival Chris the proper romantic words and phrases. The inherent pathos in Roxanne is offset by moments of slapstick, notably the scene wherein C. D. Bates vanquishes a pair of hooligans with a tennis racket. Steve Martin himself is credited with the screenplay for Roxanne, though he generously cites Edmond Rostand as his inspiration.
- Release Date:
- Original Release:
- Sony Pictures
- Region Code:
- [Full Frame]
Cast & Crew
|Steve Martin||Charlie C.D. Bales|
|Daryl Hannah||Roxanne Kowalski|
|Rick Rossovich||Chris McDonell|
|Michael J. Pollard||Andy|
|Fred Willard||Mayor Deebs|
|Make Glavas||Peter Quinn|
|Shandra Beri||Sandy, Barmaid|
|Brian George||Dr. David Schepisi, Cosmetic Surgeon|
|Maureen Murphy||Cosmetics Clerk|
|Jeffrey Joseph||Stationery Clerk|
|Merrilyn Gann||Mrs. Quinn|
|Caroline Barclay||Girl in Street|
|Jeff "Skunk" Baxter||Songwriter|
|Richard Bruno||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Warren Carr||Production Manager|
|Jackson de Govia||Production Designer|
|Pennie Du Pont||Casting|
|David Fischer||Art Director|
|Steve Martin||Executive Producer,Screenwriter|
|Tish Monaghan||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Bill Orr||Special Effects|
|Kimberley Richardson||Set Decoration/Design|
|Bruce Smeaton||Score Composer|
|Michael Steele||Asst. Director|
|Rob Young||Sound/Sound Designer|
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The tennis racquet scene was good, but so was C.D.'s squelch of a "flat-faced flat-head" of a bar-room bully -- did anyone else notice that C.D. came up with, not 20, but 25 "something better"s?
In traditional style of Steve Martin in his Prime we have Roxanne. This film is fantastic all the way through. It has it's ups and downs like all shows but in this case even the downs seem to always be aiming at taking you higher then the one before it! The movie is amazing and the fact of the material it is based off of is absolutely mind blowing. My hat tips to Martin for the wonderful translation of a scene beyond imagination in that of the bar scene with the darts. His insult humor is a perfect modern recreation of the original Cyrano.
i loved the movie. my favorite part was when the guy with the long nose took a newspaper out of a machene, he read it and screamed, then he put it back!
I saw this last year and I loved it!