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Roxanne [DVD] [1987]

Steve Martin , Daryl Hannah , Fred Schepisi    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Rick Rossovich, Shelley Duvall, John Kapelos
  • Directors: Fred Schepisi
  • Writers: Steve Martin, Edmond Rostand
  • Producers: Steve Martin, Daniel Melnick, Michael I. Rachmil
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Turkish
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Uca
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Jan 2000
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004L8JJ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,662 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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In 1987, almost 100 years after its first production, the romantic story of Cyrano de Bergerac found new life in a winsome film written by Steve Martin. Roxanne updates the tale with a smart 80s' spin, yet writer-star Martin stays close to the old-fashioned heart of the matter. He plays a small-town fireman named CD Bales, whose otherwise unremarkable existence is crowned by an amazingly long nose. He falls for the world's most beautiful astronomer (Daryl Hannah), but he is embarrassed by the size of his proboscis and prefers to stay on the sidelines. Like Cyrano, the shy CD instead helps a handsome friend (Rick Rossovich) woo the fair lady by providing flowery sentiments and soulful poetry. Not only does the story still work, but director Fred Schepisi captures a dreamy grace in his visual design for the film (some of which will be lost without the widescreen format). Set in Washington State, but filmed in the hilly ski resort of Nelson, British Columbia, the location seems like a fairy-tale town, nearly as unreal as Steve Martin's nose. --Robert Horton, Amazon.com

Product Description

In this comic update of the 'Cyrano de Bergerac' story, Steve Martin plays C.D. Bales, a sensitive, articulate fireman with an unusually long nose. He falls for newly-arrived beautiful astronomer Roxanne (Darryl Hannah) but, feeling himself unworthy of her love, resigns himself to securing her affections for Chris (Rick Rossovich), a shy, stupid but better-looking fellow fireman.


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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical 13 Mar 2001
Format:DVD
Being French, brought up with the verses from Cyrano de Bergerac, I wouldn't have expected to love this movie, but I did. It's clever, light-hearted, and amazingly warm -- it pokes fun at everything and makes fun of no-one, neither the handsome goof not the plump kid marooned on the roof. The pace is great -- wait for the firemen's sequence! -- and there are dozens of little touches that make you chuckle even at the tenth viewing. It's a great idea to make Roxanne an astronomer; it gives Daryl Hannah a touch of magical otherworldliness that's just right. And of course Steve Martin is splendid. A success from start to finish.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite possibly Steve Martin's finest hour 15 April 2001
Format:VHS Tape
I loved this film when it first came out and I still can't get over how good it is. Steve Martin's updating of Cyrano de Bergerac is one of the most touching, hilarious and satisfying movies around - as well as being a terrific feel-good flick. While there have been many fine romantic comedies made, this must rate as one of the best ever, if not THE best. Don't just take my word for it - see it for yourself! You won't be disappointed, I promise.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By RR Waller TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
This is the Steve Martin I came to appreciate in his early films - creative, funny, inspired and original. Gérard Depardieu's version came out in 1990 and, truer to the original concept, I loved it. Martin's 1987 version broke new ground, up-dated and transformed it into something quite new while retaining all the important elements.

Being Steve Martin is something he does better than anyone else and, when he is not trying to be Peter Sellers (Inspector Clouseau x 2) or Phil Silvers (Sgt Bilko), he is excellent. Without the straitjacket of another performer and performance to cloud his mind, he is fresh, vital and natural.

A very enjoyable, funny film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sensitively done adaption of the original... 14 Feb 2014
By AndyL
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I don't normally get Steve Martin's sense of humour (I guess he's a bit obvious for me) but this film is done very close to the original French Film (See that too) and is not too whacky. Its a well done romantic comedy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars must be one of the best comedy's of all time 3 Feb 2014
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
It included everything it was funny and entertaining. Steve martin was hilarious as was daril hanagh. It had a compelling story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Roxanne 26 Mar 2012
Format:DVD
This is a entertaining movie to relax with - good performances and an amusing, well written script. A clssic rom-com.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic film from my childhood 10 Feb 2012
By RC
Format:DVD
This is a great film that I remember fondly from my youth. My sister and I still try and remember the 20 nose jokes!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Steve Martin at his best? 12 July 2011
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I enjoyed this film on TV so much I got the DVD to watch it again... and again. He plays one of those characters that most people can identify with some aspect of his predicament in some way or other, especially during your younger years. Don't you just wish you could have handled it the way he did.

Funny, charming and endearing comedy, just right for winding down on a dark, damp winters Sunday afternoon.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
brilliant film, classic from Steve martin.
Published 20 days ago by The Dude
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Feel-Good
One of the most charming, witty, delightfully feel-good rom-coms ever made. No matter how gloomy or down you may be feeling, you will be smiling by the end! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Anne
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Sweet film.
Published 2 months ago by fudgiebudgie
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic. He is just so good in whatever character ...
Fantastic. He is just so good in whatever character he plays, the film is Great over & over again.
Published 2 months ago by Carol Mackenzie
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Classic film enjoyed by all the family
Published 2 months ago by Shaz
5.0 out of 5 stars Romantic Comedies Don't Come Much Better
ROXANNE, a 1987 film written by, and starring, the comic genius Steve Martin is yet another film from the fertile 1980's that more people should be happy to know. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Stephanie De Pue
5.0 out of 5 stars Really funny film
I bought this for my mum and she loved it, I actually liked it as well, very funny indeed.

Steve Martin is a great actor and he is at his best in this.
Published 14 months ago by A. Tyrer
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome still
After all these years I still love this film and it`s theme of an under dog getting the girl !! I could relate to this as when I was a teen I both was not a baldwin as I am now and... Read more
Published 17 months ago by davidinator
3.0 out of 5 stars the nose knows
Lee Eisenberg via IMDB's right when he says: It's more than just a silly comedy, it looks at the relationship between C.D. Read more
Published on 9 April 2012 by Lord Anon
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