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A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

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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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John Fortenberry

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... Steve Butabi
Chris Kattan ... Doug Butabi
Raquel Gardner ... Hot Girl
Viveca Paulin ... Porsche Girl
Paulette Braxton ... Porsche Girl
Michael M. Horton 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 Trish Ramish ... Roxbury Club Girl
Loni Anderson ... Barbara Butabi
Dan Hedaya ... Kamehl Butabi
Gina Mari Gina Mari ... Saturday Night Fever Girl
Roy Jenkins ... Flower Customer #1
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El triunfo de los nerds See more »

Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,604,791, 4 October 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,324,946, 3 January 1999
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Loni Anderson's final cinematic appearance (as of September 2018). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Steve: What's up? Wanna dance?
Vivica: Yes.
Steve: Alright, take it easy.
Doug Butabi: Steve, she said yes!
Steve: ...what?
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Crazy Credits

The very last thing on the screen says 'Try Power Bars' See more »

Connections

Referenced in Anthony and Son (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

What Is Love?
by John Eichendorff (as Dee Dee Halligan) and Junior Torello
Performed by Haddaway
Courtesy of BMG Ariola Muenchen GmbH/Arista Records, Inc.
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secretly wonderful
22 June 2004 | by dr_foremanSee 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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