Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Which phrase is NOT one of the "20 something betters" that C.D. Bales improvises in the bar scene?||Steve Martin's "Roxanne"
"When he washes his face, he loses the bar of soap.". C.D.'s "20 something betters" is the riotously funny highlight of the movie. If you were in a first-run theater and saw the movie with a good-sized crowd, then you probably didn't hear half of the lines because everyone was laughing over the dialogue.
|In the opening fight sequence, what sporting goods object does C.D. Bales use to fence with the two coked-up jerks on the sidewalk?||Steve Martin's "Roxanne"
Tennis racquet. One of the actors on the sidewalk is Kevin Nealon, who worked with Steve Martin on multiple occasions during the 1980s and 1990s on television's "Saturday Night Live". Martin was merely the guest-host during this run while Nealon was a cast regular for nine seasons. By the way, in case you are not a child of the 70s, or perhaps for the purposes of winning a bar bet, Steve Martin was never a cast member of "Saturday Night Live."
Black Tie and White Shirt. The basic white button down short-sleeve shirt and narrow solid black tie comprises his Fire Department Chief uniform. C.D. Bales does wear other outfits, but this is the main wardrobe that Steve Martin supplied the character. Even on the movie's A-Sheet 27" X 41" theatre poster, Martin is wearing the black on white outfit while dipping his cap.
Grover. Grover is the reason that Roxanne goes outside and accidentally locks herself outside, prompting Roxanne to seek help from the local firehouse while she's walking around in the buff. Incidentally, Bessie is the name of the mayor's cow in the movie; Dixie is C.D.'s friend, and Charlie is C.D.'s first name in this version.
Daryl Hannah . One of Hannah's earliest starring roles was in the movie, "Splash," released in 1984.
Fred Schepisi. Mr. Schepisi has directed a widely diverse set of films. He has helmed everything from Tom Selleck in the romantic comedy, "Mr. Baseball," to Sean Connery in the spy suspense-thriller, "The Russia House". Steve Martin has worked with both Epheron and Oz but on other pictures.
t. Wayans plays the firefighter, Jerry. As a performer Damon Wayans has realized tremendous success in a variety of movies and television, such as "In Living Color" and "Major Payne".
Nelson, BC. Nelson's a picturesque community of about 10,000 residents located in southern British Columbia.
Columbia. Unless you happen to work for one of these Hollywood studios, or you recall movie studios like television's Remington Steele, this is probably the hardest question of the quiz.
1987. This was a summer release in 1987, the same year that he starred together with John Candy in the Thanksgiving movie, "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles."
Snowball. The firefighters can't even seem to do THIS right! Their efforts to climb the tree, using ladders and other fire fighting equipment, end in abject failure. C.D. arrives late on the scene, and saves the day with a small can of cat food.
|What's the name of the bar where the obnoxious lout makes fun of C.D.'s nose, and then challenges C.D. to come up with 20 "something betters" than his "where ya goin', big nose?" insult?||What Do You "Nose" About "Roxanne"?
279 Club. "279 Club" can clearly be seen on the darts scoreboard in the scene where C.D. comes up with his "20 something better" insults.
All Things Dead. Chuck's store, "All Things Dead," specializes in furs, furniture, and other novelty items made from the skins and bones of exotic African wild animals.
|Chris buys a publication from the local bookstore for Andy, one of the volunteer firefighters, because Andy is too embarrassed to buy it for himself. What does Chris buy for Andy?||What Do You "Nose" About "Roxanne"?
a copy of "Being and Nothingness" by Jean-Paul Sartre. Roxanne is in the bookstore and sees Chris buy a copy of "Being and Nothingness." Of course, she thinks Chris is buying it for himself, and therefore must be a bit of an intellectual. It adds to his attractiveness in her eyes.
He's allergic to anesthetics.. C.D. barges into Dr. Dave Schipisi's office, frustrated by the fact he can't seem to get Roxanne to show any interest in him. He pleads, "Cut it off, Dave. Give me 'the American Beauty.'" Dave replies, "I can't do that. Allergies to anesthetics are dangerous. You know that; you've been in comas before."
a town tradition of "hot-tubbing". "So, a hundred years ago, the town's settlers began a tradition of hot-tubbing?" Roxanne asks incredulously. Naturally, she brushes Chuck off.
|Chris desperately wants to meet Roxanne, but he can't bring himself to talk to her. He proposes an idea to C.D. to "break the ice" with Roxanne. What's his idea?||What Do You "Nose" About "Roxanne"?
Chris would write a letter to Roxanne.. Initially, Chris hits on the idea of writing a letter to Roxanne. He takes the letter to C.D. and asks for his help in improving it. The letter is so bad, though, that C.D. ends up writing it for him.
|The town's mayor is always looking for a gimmick to draw more tourists to the town. One day, he's seen walking down the main street with his latest idea in tow. What does the mayor have?||What Do You "Nose" About "Roxanne"?
the town's "promotional cow" on a lead. The mayor's idea is to teach the "promotional cow" to drink beer. Then the suds-guzzling bovine's picture would be taken and put on all of the townıs signs and other promotional literature.
|Although Chris has a reputation of "being a maestro with the women," he always has a nervous reaction when he tries to talk for the first time to a woman he likes. What is that reaction?||What Do You "Nose" About "Roxanne"?
He tries to run away, and he sometimes gets nauseous.. Chris tells C.D. that whenever he meets a woman he likes, he gets nervous and tries to run away. Sometimes he gets sick to his stomach. Usually, when he runs away, he manages to trip over his own two feet, knocking someone or something to the ground.
train the volunteer firemen in how to fight fires effectively. Chris is a professional fireman, called in by C.D. Bales to help train Nelson's hopelessly incompetent band of volunteer firefighters in how to fight fires.
Nelson. "Roxanne" was actually filmed in the town of Nelson, British Columbia, and the town's name was carried over to the movie. Nelson's volunteer fire department kindly gave its permission to use its fire station and fire fighting equipment in the making of the film.
|As our movie opens, C.D. must defend himself against a couple of obnoxious, intoxicated fellows who order him off the sidewalk, make fun of him, then attack him. With what weapon does C.D. defend himself?||What Do You "Nose" About "Roxanne"?
a tennis racquet. Late one afternoon, C.D. is walking from his house to return his friendıs borrowed tennis racquet. He's accosted by two inebriated visitors to the town. When he finishes defeating his drunken adversaries, he announces, "Game! Let's play again sometime!"
a college student studying astronomy. Roxanne Kowalski, a graduate student of astronomy, thinks she may have discovered a new comet. "If I have," she tells C.D., "I'll get to graduate, and name the comet as well."
|Steve Martin plays C.D. Bales, one of the most well-liked and respected citizens of the town that's the setting for "Roxanne". What is C.D.'s occupation?||What Do You "Nose" About "Roxanne"?
fire chief. C.D. is the chief of the town's volunteer fire department. "I have a dream," he tells his bumbling, incompetent volunteer firemen. "I would like the people of this community to feel that if there were a fire, calling the fire department would actually be a wise thing to do!"
Edmond Rostand. "Cyrano de Bergerac" was written by Edmond Rostand (1868-1918). It was his greatest work. Alexandre Dumas (pıre) (1802-1870) was most famous as the author of the historical novels "The Three Musketeers" and "The Count of Monte Cristo". He also wrote hundreds of plays during his literary career. Honore' de Balzac (1799-1850) was a French novelist whose masterpiece was a compilation of a series of novels and short stories entitled "The Human Comedy". Moliere (1622-1673) was one of France's greatest playwrights, whose comedic masterpieces included "The School for Husbands", "The School for Wives", and "The Doctor In Spite of Himself".