Small town fire chief C.D. Bales (Steve Martin) falls madly in love with the new girl in town, a gorgeous astronomer called Roxanne (Daryl Hannah). But there's an enormous problem - C.D. has an amazingly big nose, and is convinced that such a beauty could never love a man with such a gargantuan appendage. Roxanne proves him right when she falls for Chris, a hunky and good looking fireman. The mayhem continues when C.D. agrees to ghost-write Chris's love letters, in which he pours out his own secret feelings. In this charming modernisation of the Cyrano de Bergerac story, will C.D.'s nose (and Chris's body) come between him and true love?