Roxanne

( 11 )

Overview

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...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (VHS)
  • All (2) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $7.99   
  • Used (1) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$7.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(85)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New

Ships from: Granite Falls, MN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

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.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
A perfect vehicle for Steve Martin, this modern adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac works mostly because Martin plays his part with a rare combination of sweetness and zaniness. The big nose looks ridiculous on Martin, but he is nonetheless convincing as the small-town fire chief who helps his shy underling (Rick Rossovich) woo Roxanne (deliciously played by Daryl Hannah). Martin, an increasingly accomplished comedy writer, penned his own adaptation of the Edmond Rostand chestnut, and it's a thoroughly likeable film. Under the direction of Australian Fred Schepisi, Roxanne exceeded expectations in all respects, and it launched Martin onto a more mature, well-rounded career that blended his unique comedy gifts with dramatic talent and an ability to play romantic leads.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/12/1999
  • UPC: 043396030596
  • Original Release: 1987
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve Martin Charlie C.D. Bales
Daryl Hannah Roxanne Kowalski
Rick Rossovich Chris McDonell
Shelley Duvall Dixie
Michael J. Pollard Andy
Damon Wayans Jerry
John Kapelos Chuck
Fred Willard Mayor Deebs
Max Alexander Dean
Make Glavas Peter Quinn
Steve Mittleman Ralston
Matt Lattanzi Trent
Shandra Beri Sandy, Barmaid
Blanche Rubin Sophie
Jane Campbell Dottie
Jean Sincere Nina
Claire Caplan Lydia
Thom Curley Jim
Ritch Shydner Drunk
Kevin Nealon Drunk
Brian George Dr. David Schepisi, Cosmetic Surgeon
Maureen Murphy Cosmetics Clerk
Jeffrey Joseph Stationery Clerk
Merrilyn Gann Mrs. Quinn
Bernadette Sabath Berni
Caroline Barclay Girl in Street
Heidi Sorenson Trudy
Technical Credits
Fred Schepisi Director
Ian Baker Cinematographer
Jeff "Skunk" Baxter Songwriter
Rick Boston Songwriter
Richard Bruno Costumes/Costume Designer
Warren Carr Production Manager
Terry Cox Songwriter
Joe Curiale Songwriter
Jackson de Govia Production Designer
Pennie Du Pont Casting
Joe Dunne Stunts
David Fischer Art Director
Jeff Kent Songwriter
Steve Martin Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Bruce Meldrum Consultant/advisor
Daniel Melnick Producer
Tish Monaghan Costumes/Costume Designer
Dan Navarro Songwriter
Bill Orr Special Effects
Paul Pesco Songwriter
Michael Rachmil Producer
Kimberley Richardson Set Decoration/Design
John Scott Editor
Bruce Smeaton Score Composer
Michael Steele Asst. Director
John Wardlow Stunts
Michael Westmore Makeup
Rob Young Sound/Sound Designer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 11 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(8)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 11 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Well-done, Mr. Martin!

    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?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Roxanne Rocks The World!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pretty Good!

    I saw this last year and I loved it!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    it was soo funny!

    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!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 11 Customer Reviews