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A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 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.


John Fortenberry



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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


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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Comedy | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

2 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Night at the Roxbury See more »

Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


A 2008 Super Bowl Pepsi commercial was a take-off on this movie. "What is Love" was playing in the background. At first, everyone was falling asleep. After drinking Pepsi, they started bobbing their heads to "What is Love", like Steve and Doug in the movie. At the end of the commercial, Chris Katten came out of a store and saw two people bobbing their heads. He yelled, "Stop it!" See more »


When Doug and Steve are parked at the Roxbury after getting in the wreck with Grieco, neither one of the cars is damaged, contrary to what the shot after the wreck showed. See more »


Doug Butabi: Broke the window again.
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Crazy Credits

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


Spoofed in Adult Movie (2001) See more »


Careless Whisper
by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley
Performed by Tamia
Courtesy of Qwest Records/Warner Bros, Records Inc.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A must-see
22 October 2002 | by Cornelius ChesterfieldSee all my reviews

This is one of those movies that you never bother to check out because you didn't hear good things about it, and then one day someone close rents it and you end up loving it. Note: I've never seen the SNL sketches, I never watch it because I think its terribly unfunny, so I didn't watch Roxbury with prejudice or bias.

What I love the most about it is that its a comedy for all ages. This is something that you can watch with your kids or family and not be grossed out and embarassed by all the dick and fart humour, or the cruel humour. While the characters are silly, and you do laugh AT them, you can't help but like them. They are loveable in their own stupid way, but that doesn't pigeon-hole the movie into predictable physical gags like Dumb and Dumber or what-have-you. The dialogue and characters is what actually carries the movie, and it does a great job for the most part. The Jerry McGuire spoof ending is absolutely hysterical and that alone is worth the price of the rent. But you also have the wonderful music, every single track that plays was a great hit in its day.

I'm a video rental store clerk and I put this movie on the main TVs once a night...it's in my very small circle of movies that contain good enough dialogue to be enjoyed at any given moment, alongside the likes of Big Lebowski and Pulp Fiction, though not quite at their level.

A mere 4.9/10 rating? I suppose it needed more pie-****ing and swearing to please the IMDB audience?

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