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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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Porsche Girl
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Roxbury Bouncer (as Michael 'Big Mike' Duncan)
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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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The CD that can be seen in the CD player above Doug's bed when Steve tries to wake him up is the U2 album "Pop". 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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Doug Butabi: [Doug reaches behind Cambi's neck and grabs the tag on her dress while they're sitting on the bed]
Cambi: What are you doing?
Doug Butabi: Checking your label. Just as I thought! Maaaade in heaven...
Cambi: [Irritated] Doug, I think you're past the opening lines.
Doug Butabi: [Swallows nervously] Hey, hey, hey! Is that a mirror in your pocket?
Cambi: What?
Cambi: 'Cause I can see myself in your pants!
Cambi: [Grabs Doug's collar and pulls him in close] Doug, if I told you you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?
Doug Butabi: [...]
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The very last thing on the screen says 'Try Power Bars' See more »


Soundtracks

Disco Inferno
by Leroy Green & Ron Kersey
Performed by Cyndi Lauper
Produced by Cyndi Lauper & Soul Solution
Cyndi Lauper performs courtesy of Epic Records
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secretly wonderful
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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