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A Night at the Roxbury -- It seems like Steve (Ferrell) and Doug Butabi (Kattan) will never be cool enough to make the Roxbury club's guest list. That is, until they have a fender bender with their role model, club regular Richard Grieco (21 Jump Street ). Eager to avoid litigation, Grieco befriends the starstruck pair and escorts them into a glittery world they once only dreamed about. Score!


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Writers (WGA):
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2 October 1998 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Will Ferrell ... Steve Butabi

Chris Kattan ... Doug Butabi

Raquel Gardner ... Hat Girl

Viveca Paulin ... Porsche Girl

Paulette Braxton ... Porsche Girl
Michael M. Horton ... Security Guard

Richard Francese ... Security Guard

Jennifer Coolidge ... Hottie Cop

Michael Clarke Duncan ... Roxbury Bouncer (as Michael 'Big Mike' Duncan)

Richard Grieco ... Richard Grieco
Trish Ramish ... Roxbury Club Girl

Loni Anderson ... Barbara Butabi

Dan Hedaya ... Kamehl Butabi
Gina Mari ... Saturday Night Fever Girl

Roy Jenkins ... Flower Customer #1

Meredith Scott Lynn ... Credit Vixen
Kip King ... Flower Customer #2

Molly Shannon ... Emily Sanderson

Dwayne Hickman ... Fred Sanderson

Lochlyn Munro ... Craig
Mary Ann Kellogg ... Aerobics Instructor

Maree Cheatham ... Mabel Sanderson

Kristen Dalton ... Grieco's Lady

Colin Quinn ... Dooey

Gigi Rice ... Vivica

Elisa Donovan ... Cambi

Deborah Kellner ... Topless Woman

Robin Krieger ... Mrs. Manicotti
Betty A. Bridges ... Zadir Receptionist (as Betty Bridges-Nicasio)
Yoshio Be ... Japanese Man #1
Victor Kobayashi ... Japanese Man #2.

Twink Caplan ... Crying Flower Customer

Eva Mendes ... Bridesmaid (as Eva Mendez)

Mark McKinney ... Father Williams
Chad Bannon ... New Club Bouncer

Jim Wise ... New Club Waiter
Patrick Ferrell ... New Club Waiter
Dorian Spencer ... New Club Waiter
Tina Weisinger ... New Club Waitress
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christina Eliason ... Roxbury Club Hottie (uncredited)

Rachel Galvin ... Girl on Beach (uncredited)

Agata Gotova ... Waitress (uncredited)
Andrew Marks ... Clubgoer Who Slips Bouncer a $50 Bill (uncredited)

L. Christian Mixon ... Guy in Corvette (uncredited)

Chazz Palminteri ... Benny Zadir (uncredited)
Louis E. Rosas ... Goth (uncredited)

Mary Ann Schmidt ... Club Hottie (uncredited)

Valentin Siroon ... Roxbury Club Hottie (uncredited)

Directed by
John Fortenberry 
Amy Heckerling (uncredited)
Writing credits
Steve Koren (written by) and
Will Ferrell (written by) &
Chris Kattan (written by)

Produced by
Marie Cantin .... co-producer
Erin Fraser .... associate producer
Amy Heckerling .... producer
Steve Koren .... co-producer
Lorne Michaels .... producer
Robert K. Weiss .... executive producer
Original Music by
David Kitay 
Cinematography by
Francis Kenny 
Film Editing by
Jay Kamen 
Casting by
Jeff Greenberg 
Production Design by
Steven J. Jordan 
Art Direction by
Carl J. Stensel 
Set Decoration by
John Philpott 
John Philpotts 
Costume Design by
Mona May 
Makeup Department
Alan Friedman .... makeup supervisor
Joann Kozloff .... makeup artist
Lynn Rodgers .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Marie Cantin .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
J. Stephen Buck .... assistant director
Mark S. Constance .... second second assistant director
Adam Druxman .... additional second assistant director
Susan E. Fiore .... second assistant director
Jack Steinberg .... dga trainee
Art Department
Todd Ellis .... property master
Beth Emerson .... buyer
Joseph Genna .... leadman
Ralph Mock .... lead painter
Chuck Roseberry .... assistant property master
Alisha Rothman .... art department coordinator
Gerald Scaife .... construction auditor
Ken Scaife .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Anne Couk .... first assistant sound editor
Don Digirolamo .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeff Enden .... boom operator
Christopher Flick .... foley supervisor
Cameron Frankley .... supervising sound editor
Gary Gegan .... sound re-recording mixer
Avram D. Gold .... adr editor
Matthew Iadarola .... supervising re-recording mixer
Courtenay Marvin .... adr assistant
Ron Meredith .... assistant sound editor
Rudy Pi .... sound re-recording mixer
Victoria Rose Sampson .... adr editor
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Mike Szakmeister .... supervising dialogue editor
James M. Tanenbaum .... sound mixer
James Marchione .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Casey Cannon .... computer graphics producer: BFTRE
Mindy Minkow .... optical camera operator
Bob Brown .... stunts
Jeff Evans .... stunts (as Jeffrey R. Evans)
Kane Hodder .... stunts
Woody Itson .... stunts
Cinda-Lin James .... stunts (as Cinda James)
Khristian Lupo .... stunts (as Christian Lupo)
Manny Perry .... stunts
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (as Charlie Picerni Sr.)
Troy Robinson .... stunts
J.P. Romano .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunt coordinator
Michael Runyard .... stunts
James Ryan .... stunts
Ellen G. Statham .... stunts (as Ellen C. Statham)
Patrick J. Statham .... stunts (as Pat Statham)
William Washington .... stunts (as William 'Billy' Washington)
Keith Woulard .... stunts
Danny Wynands .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Danny Brazen .... grip
Glenn Cannon .... 24 frame video operator
Glenn Cannon .... video playback operator
Kelly Clear .... rigging gaffer
Loren Corl .... key grip
Andreas Crawford .... dolly grip
Chris Culliton .... assistant chief lighting technician
Matthew A. Del Ruth .... film loader
Dhamarata Dhiensuwana .... rigging key grip
Eli Golub .... assistant camera
Eli Golub .... crane technician: Technocrane
Stan Harrison .... video assist operator
Jamie Lagerhausen .... best boy grip
Greg Lopez .... lamp operator
Jerry L. Marshall .... grip
Michael Negrin .... director of photography: second unit
Pat O'Mara .... grip
Eric Parker .... assistant chief lighting technician
Ralph Scherer .... grip rigger
Pattie Stone .... light board operator (1998)
Miguel Sánchez .... rigging electrician
Anthony Van Dyk .... set lighting technician
Valeska Difrieri .... grip (uncredited)
Rusty Lowrey .... light operator: Vari*Lite (uncredited)
Vich Thiensuwana .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jennifer Bender .... extras casting
Cathy Reinking .... casting assistant
Ashley Stepp .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Terry Anderson .... set costumer
Isabela Braga .... key costumer
Felipe Sanchez .... costume illustrator
Editorial Department
Bill Baldwin .... assistant film editor
Bryan McMahan .... colorist: mastering
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... orchestrator
Tim Boyle .... score mixer
Art Ford .... music consultant
Alexander Janko .... orchestrator (as Xandy Janko)
David Kitay .... conductor
Elliot Lurie .... music supervisor
Richard McIlvery .... scoring stage manager
Terry Wilson .... music editor
Marc Miller .... music clearance (uncredited)
Transportation Department
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Other crew
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services
Matthew J. Birch .... production secretary
Candice D. Campos .... assistant production office coordinator
Gregory Dunigan .... office production assistant
Mike Fantasia .... location manager
Louis Farah .... construction medic
Jay Floyd .... clearance administrator
Chris Fuentes .... assistant location manager
Michael G. Kehoe .... craft service (as Michael Kehoe)
Mary Ann Kellogg .... choreographer
Eric Klosterman .... location manager
Christine Haas Korkosz .... production office coordinator (as Christine Haas)
Brian Mason .... office production assistant
Frank Molloy .... assistant craft service
Dan Perri .... title designer: main titles
David Piper .... location assistant
Michael Roccuzzo .... assistant accountant
Jim Selzer .... assistant location manager
Patrick R. Siembieda .... assistant accountant
Michael Spierer .... assistant to the executive producer
Jennifer Wellings .... extras coordinator
Jeanine Wilson .... first assistant accountant
Julian Del Valle .... balloon lights (uncredited)
Jack E. Herman .... extras set coordinator (uncredited)
Valentina .... dancer (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for sex related humor, language and some drug content
82 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The dance routine Doug and Steve perform with Cambi and Vivica at their first night at the Roxbury, is the same as the one Vinnie and Barney and two ladies perform in the club scene in My Blue Heaven (1990/I).See more »
Continuity: 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 »
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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Movie Connections:
Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)See more »


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118 out of 134 people found the following review useful.
secretly wonderful, 22 June 2004
Author: dr_foreman from Brooklyn, NY

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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