Trivia: Steve Martin's nose make-up took 90 minutes to apply every day and two minutes to take off.

Trivia: Steve Martin had been a fan of the play "Cyrano de Bergerac," on which the film was loosely based, since he was 12 years old. Making a modern-day retelling of the play became a dream-project of his during the 1980's, eventually resulting in this film.


Trivia: For some strange reason, the film was originally given an R-rating by the MPAA despite the fact it contains very little violence or profanity. The studio appealed, and the MPAA thankfully gave the film a much more appropriate PG rating without requiring any editing.


Trivia: The surgeon's nameplate on his desk reads "Dr. Schepisi." This is a nod to the film's director. Fred Schepisi.


Trivia: Don't shut off the film once the credits start rolling. About a minute into the credits, there is some extra voice-over dialogue from C.D. and Roxanne as they discuss the name of the comet Roxanne discovered.


Trivia: This film is loosely inspired by a French play from the 1800's, "Cyrano de Bergerac." One of the many nods to the play is the fact that the lead character of this film ("C.D. Bales") has the same initials as the protagonist of the play.


Character mistake: When Charlie is making the come back against the guy in the bar, he only needed twenty but he actually gives 25. When Charlie asks how many so far a guy yells out 14, but he's actually at 19 at that point.

More mistakes in Roxanne

Charlie: I really admire your shoes.
Bystander: What?
Charlie: I really admire your shoes. But as much as I admire your shoes, I really wouldn't want to be IN your shoes at this particular moment in time.

More quotes from Roxanne

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