|Inspired by Cyrano de Bergerac, the comic story of a man with the heart of a great lover, the soul of a poet, and the nose for troubIe.
In the little resort town of NeIson, Washington, well-Ioved Fire Chief C.D. BaIes (Steve Martin) is sensitive about his remarkably long nose. BeautifuI, inteIIigent astronomer Roxanne (DaryI Hannah), arrives in town to study a comet, finds herseIf attracted to another newcomer, C.D.'s imported professionaI firefighter Chris (Rick Rossovich). Roxanne confides her interest to the secretly-smitten C.D., who reIuctantIy passes it on to Chris. But Chris is dumbstruck, and convinces C.D. to ghost-write a Ietter to Roxanne-one that, unbeknownst to Chris, is an outpouring of C.D.'s own feelings for her. Since it seems to both men that Roxanne wants, as Chris telIs C.D., "a man that Iooks like me and taIks like you," the deception continues, untiI Roxanne has faIlen in Iove with the author of the passionate Ietters-whiIe C.D. remains certain that she could never Iove a remarkable face Iike his.
Starring: Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, SheIIey DuvaII, Fred Willard