Roxanne

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Factual error: It is not possible to be "allergic to all known anaesthetics". Amongst the amide local anesthetics lidocaine, prilocaine, bupivicaine, mepivacaine and dibucaine are naturally occurring substances and if administered without a preservative they cannot trigger an allergic reaction. If Bales is allergic to them, he'd be allergic to the metabolic processes of his own body. They are all powerful local anaesthetics and could easily be used for a radical rhinoplasty such as that required by Bales.

More mistakes in Roxanne

Charlie: Ten more seconds and I'm leaving! Ten-
Roxanne: What did you say?
Charlie: I said ten more seconds and I'm leaving.
Roxanne: Oh.
Charlie: What did you think I said?
Roxanne: I thought you said earn more sessions by sleeving.
Charlie: What does that mean?
Roxanne: I don't know. That's why I came out.

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