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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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Richard Grieco
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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) (2 October 1998)

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$30,324,946 (USA) (1 January 1999)
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Eva Mendes plays the maid of honor in the wedding scene where Will Farrell is about to be married. Will Farrell and Eva Mendes would later play a married couple in the film The Other Guys (2010). See more »

Goofs

When Steve is talking to his Dad in the kitchen, during dinner with the Sandersons, we see Mr. Butabi with a bottle of wine that he just uncorked. In the next shot, we see the cork in his hand, but we hear and see him pull it out again at the end of the scene. See more »

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Kamehl Butabi: Richard Grieco, you see right through me.
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The very last thing on the screen says 'Try Power Bars' See more »

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Features 21 Jump Street (1987) See more »

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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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