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Roxanne (1987)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 19 June 1987 (USA)
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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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Comedy | Romance

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19 June 1987 (USA)  »

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Roksana  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,582,398, 21 June 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,050,884
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Trivia

During the balcony scene, C.D. speaks to Roxanne of being like Chagall's floating "blue man": "I'm suspended weightless over you like the blue man in the Chagall, just hovering, hanging in a delirious kiss". This quote references artist Marc Chagall's recurring theme involving a hovering blue man in several of his artworks such as "La Mariée" (French for "The Bride"), "Aleko and Zemphira by Moonlight", "Aleko", "Amoureux au Bouquet", "Les Amoureux" (aka "Lovers and Flowers"), "Les Amoureux en Gris", "Lovers in Moonlight", "The Dream", "Lovers and Daisies", "Bouquet Des Fleurs", "Saint Jean Cap Ferrat", "Couple Au Dessus De St. Paul", "Die Verliebten", "Abduction of Chloe", "The Lovers", "L'Arbre De Vie", and "Gladiolas Les Glaieuls" to name a few. The film makes reference to the artist again when the Chagall painting titled "Above the Town" can be seen in CD's house over the fireplace, which features a man in green and a woman in blue flying above the town. See more »

Goofs

When looking through the telescope, a bright red nebula is visible in the field of view. In fact, nebula, when seen through even the biggest telescopes, appear as a gray smudge to the human eye. See more »

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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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Comet Kowalski/Charlie flies through the night sky as the credits roll. See more »

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Version of ABC Afterschool Specials: Cyrano (1974) See more »

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Close To You
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Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
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...or did you lose a bet with God?
28 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Mozart would have loved Roxanne. This perfect film rests on some of his greatest hits...as choreographed and performed by Steve Martin. There is nothing "Roxanne" lacks, from aliens dropping out of trees to "make love to older women", to a water ballet courtesy the local fire department.

The characters are beautiful: the brilliant misfit; the gorgeous "astrologer or astronomer, or something"; the bronzeable but- alas, dumb- hunk...all gather on the mountainside for our pleasure. Toss in a big rubber nose, a couple of the greatest lines from literature, stir with that Mozart stuff, and poof...a great valentine evening.


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