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A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

 -  Comedy  -  2 October 1998 (USA)
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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)  »

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El triunfo de los nerds  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£124,842 (UK) (19 March 1999)

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£124,842 (UK) (19 March 1999)
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In the scene after Doug and Steve are dumped, as they're driving on the highway, the song in the background was originally the somber "No Surprises" by Radiohead. This cut of the film was presented at the test screening in Westbury, New York about six months prior to the film's release. See more »

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When first on line at the Roxbury, Doug is holding a box of "goldfish" snacks which disappear and re-appear between shots See more »

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Doug Butabi: Idiot.
Craig: You know Doug, just because you and your brother are having problems, that's no reason to refer to my intellectual capacity in a diminutive manner.
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The very last thing on the screen says 'Try Power Bars' See more »

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References The Breakfast Club (1985) See more »

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Beautiful Life
Written by Jonas Berggren
Performed by Ace of Base
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One of the best.
5 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A Night at the Roxbury... I loved this movie incredibly the first time I saw it because it seemed to be the story of my relationship with my own sister embodied in a film. With such amazingly hilarious actors as Will Farrell and Chris Kattan, and also Molly Shannon, how could anyone pass up the opportunity to at least watch it once?

The whole idea of two regular, lazy, semi-lame guys trying to fulfill a small but radical dream while following the right paths in life is very appealing to me. But that's not to say it's not a film for adults... Indeed, there was some "profanity," but I'd say it was relatively minor and only added to the hilarity of it all. I think what really got me was the soundtrack for this film, in particular the recurring dance song "What Is Love?" by Haddaway. By the end of the movie, it becomes sort of an anthem. It's almost strange to find yourself watching these two younger men and their rich but meandering lifestyle and think "Man, I wish I could do that!"

Overall, I'd say this movie is guaranteed to make you laugh IF your comedy preferences are not too strict. And it's even better if you watch it with your friends, because it makes a lot of inside jokes! I'd suggest this movie to anyone looking for a good Will Farrell/Chris Kattan movie, especially if you have your own brother or sister to relate it to.


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