Modern-day comedy version of "Cyrano de Bergerac". Martin, looking like Pinocchio after telling a lie, is very funny!
Steve Martin wrote this showcase scene for his Cyrano de Bergerac adaptation, in which his character C.D. meets ingenue and title character Daryl Hannah in Roxanne, 1987.
Screenwriter and star Steve Martin (as C.D.) does the nose-joke riff for a barroom bully and an audience including Shelley Duvall (as Dixie) and Daryl Hannah (title character) in the Cyrano update Roxanne, 1987.
Part of the opening credits, plus the first scene for nosey screenwriter-star Steve Martin, schooling drunks including SNL star Kevin Nealon, from the 1987 revision of Cyrano de Bergerac, Roxanne.
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Comic genius Steve Martin delivers an incredible performance as an engaging small town fire chief who has only one tiny flaw - no, make that one HUGE flaw - his astonishingly long nose. Although he considers it no laughing matter, the hilarity never stops as C.D. Bales (Martin) contends with jerky nose jokes, a bumbling crew of firemen, and his secret love for gorgeous astronomy student Roxanne (Daryl Hannah). Unfortunately, she is attracted to fireman Chris (Rick Rossovich), who's tall on looks and short on conversation. And when C.D. agrees to coach the dumbstruck Chris in his pursuit of the fair maiden, this ticklish triangle dissolves into a hilarious series of rib-tickling romantic misadventures. A contemporary love story of mistaken identity and unrequited love, "Roxanne" is an unforgettable comedy that Siskel & Ebert call a comic masterpiece.
The classic play Cyrano deBergerac gets an update! A witty but large-nosed fire chief agrees to help a simple fireman win a local beauty by writing love letters - they work, but she doesn't know the true author!
A big-nosed fire chief (Steve Martin) writes love notes to a gorgeous astronomy student (Daryl Hannah) for a tongue-tied friend, then falls for her himself.
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