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Roxanne (1987)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: Dec 22, 1998
 R2: 8 Nov 2004

MPAA Rating
PG

Running Time
1 hour, 47 minutes

Country USA

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• Roxanne (1987)



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Genre: Romance, Comedy, Love, Role-switching, Buddies, Suspense, Love Triangle

Tagline: Roxanne dreamed of a handsome, intelligent, romantic man. C.D. Bales is two out of three... but looks aren't everything!

Plot: Roxanne (Darryl Hannah) a beautiful astronomer in search of a comet, and Chris a hunky but inarticulate fire expert who has been hired to train C.D.'s team of well-meaning firemen. C.D. immediately falls in love with Roxanne but he is sure that she won't notice anything about him except his extremely prominent facial feature and is quick to hide his passionate desires. However, Roxanne has captured the fancy of another, Chris. When C.D. learns of Chris's crush, he uses his gift for poetry to help the inexperienced courtier capture her affections. Wooed by the beauty of the words, Roxanne falls for Chris, not realizing that C.D. was the one really doing the talking. Of course, when put to the test, Chris does not live up to Roxanne's expectations and she quickly learns the identity of her real poetic suitor. Steve Martin is at his agile and uproarious best in this superior version of a classic story that revels in the oddity of life and the power of true love.

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 Directed by
Fred Schepisi
Fierce Creatures, I.Q., Six Degrees of Separation
 Written by
Steve Martin
Bowfinger, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, The Prince of Egypt
Edmond Rostand
Cyrano de Bergerac, Cyrano von Bergerac
 Cast
Steve Martin
Bowfinger, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, The Prince of Egypt
Daryl Hannah
Blade Runner, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Fred Willard
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, American Wedding
Damon Wayans
The Last Boy Scout, Look Who's Talking Too, Earth Girls Are Easy
Kevin Nealon
Anger Management, The Wedding Singer, Happy Gilmore
Rick Rossovich
The Terminator, Top Gun, Navy SEALS
Shelley Duvall
The Shining, Annie Hall, Time Bandits
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 Music By
Bruce Smeaton
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