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A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 2 October 1998 (USA)
Two dim-witted brothers dream of owning their own dance club or at least getting into the coolest and most exclusive club in town, The Roxbury.

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The Roxbury Guys, Steve and Doug Butabi, want to get into the best club in town, and also hope to open their own club. Vivica, a gold-digging supermodel, and her friend Cambi try to work the Roxbury Guys for their money, only to find out the pair is broke. Written by Sean Bradley <bradleys@itw.com>

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Rated PG-13 for sex related humor, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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2 October 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El triunfo de los nerds  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,604,791 (USA) (4 October 1998)

Gross:

$30,324,946 (USA) (3 January 1999)
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Trivia

Eva Mendes's first cinematic appearance. See more »

Goofs

Steve mentions that the TV show "Joanie Loves Chachi" started in 1980. It actually started in 1982. See more »

Quotes

Dooey: [Obviously angry] Those cans of fluffy whip were a real big hit at the party. Mr. Zadir had me out until two A.M. looking for more.
Steve: From dusk 'til dawn. You, sir, are a party animal!
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The very last thing on the screen says 'Try Power Bars' See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Other Guys (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Beautiful Life
by Jonas Berggren
Performed by Ace of Base
Courtesy of Mega Records/Arista Records, Inc.
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22 June 2004 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

I'm going out on a limb here. I've just bombed "Joe Dirt," and now I'm going to do an about-face on modern comedies and argue that "A Night at the Roxbury" is brilliant. Most critics didn't see a distinction between these two bombs, but I do.

Comedy oftentimes depends on suffering. Comic protagonists always take a beating, and we either laugh with them, or at them, or maybe we laugh not at all because we couldn't care less. The essential question is, are the protagonists of "A Night at the Roxbury" lovable losers or just totally annoying dweebs who deserve all the grief they get?

You know my answer already. I love the Butabi brothers. They have a strong fraternal bond, they're obsessed with Emilio Estevez, and they can't get any play. What's not to love?

Dan Hedaya is great as the brothers' disgruntled dad, and Chazz Palminteri does a hilarious cameo as an entrepreneur obsessed with ass-grabbing. Richard Grieco demonstrates a remarkable sense of humor about himself by allowing the Butabis to build him up as a big celebrity, when the joke is obviously that he's a total has-been. What a sport, eh?

Nice song, too. I like this stupid movie. Really, I do.


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