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Roxanne [WS] [Blu-ray] [1987]

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  • Release Date: 05/05/2009
  • Rating: PG

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    Roxanne [WS] [Blu-ray] [1987]
    Roxanne [WS] [Blu-ray] [1987]
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    75% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 4)


    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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Steve Martin
      Steve Martin - Charlie C.D. Bales
    • Daryl Hannah
      Daryl Hannah - Roxanne Kowalski
    • Rick Rossovich
      Rick Rossovich - Chris McDonell
    • Shelley Duvall
      Shelley Duvall - Dixie
    • Michael J. Pollard
      Michael J. Pollard - Andy

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    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      this film deserves more than its current two stars


      admittedly a bit quirky, this obscure Steve Martin flick is a bit outlandish, sure, but not entirely incomprehensible. and it's a friggin' off-the-wall comedy people, we can't hold it to the theatrical standards of Titanic. Steve Martin is endearing, and my childhood would not have been what it was without regular watching of films like this.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of Steve Martin's Best Roles

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Roxanne is a great movie to watch on a date or just to relax next to a warm fire. It has comedy, some drama, more comedy, sympathy, and jaw dropping scenes that make you want to say "What? But, why?" before causing even more laughs. Roxanne is meant to be enjoyed and watched over and over again.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      A Critically Praised, Yet Lame Film


      I never quite understood what critics loved so much about this film, I thought it was ok. Unfortunately, this movie was originally released on dvd in both widescreen and full-screen, and now you can only get the full-screen version.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Favorite Steve Martin movie of all time.

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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This is an updated version of Cyrano De Bergerac and Steve Martin is a genius in this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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