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279 Ratings


Directed by Fred Schepisi
United States, 1987
Comedy, Romance


Based on the play “Cyrano de Bergerac”, large nosed C.D. Bales falls for the beautiful Roxanne while she falls for his personality but another man’s looks.

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Roxanne Directed by Fred Schepisi

Awards & Festivals

Writers Guild of America

1988 | Winner: Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Screen)

Golden Globes (USA)

1988 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

National Society of Film Critics Awards

1988 | Winner: Best Actor

What are people saying?

  • Bob's rating of the film Roxanne

    Pretty much routine storytelling that gets too silly at times, but it's saved from being disastrous thanks to the charm that is brought by the main cast. Rarely, it manages to be even sentimental without being corny - but mostly it requires too much of the suspension of disbelief to be accessible.

  • Z's rating of the film Roxanne

    An affectionate, warm tribute to the timeless bittersweet truths of "Cyrano de Bergerac." Steve Martin is magnificent as Renaissance fire chief C.D. Bales, a learned romantic with one fatal physical flaw. Darryl Hannah is luminous, intelligent and kind as the object of Bales' anonymous affections. The supporting cast is stacked with terrific, hilarious character actors. A delightful update made with love and class.

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