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A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

aka A Night at the Roxbury


Details: 82 mins · English, Japanese · PG-13 (USA)


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Okay, well, this is just a comedy classic. Whenever I hear "What is love?" I sing along "Baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me. No more." because of this movie. (And I also bob my head awkwardly.)
This is a great movie to watch with friends or even alone for a pick me up and a few laughs.
It is what it is. Love it.

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Small Steve Butabi
Small Doug Butabi
Small Polizistin
Small Türsteher in Roxbury
Small Brautjungfer
Small Richard Grieco
Small Barbara Butabi
Small Kamehl Butabi
Small Emily Sanderson
No_movie_poster Fred Sanderson
Small Craig
Small Benny Zadir
Small Dooey
Small Bridesmaid
Small Cambi
No_movie_poster Hat Girl


No_movie_poster Steve Koren Screenplay
No_movie_poster Francis Kenny Director of Photography
Small Will Ferrell Screenplay
No_movie_poster David Kitay Music
No_movie_poster Amy Heckerling Producer
No_movie_poster John Fortenberry Director
Small Chris Kattan Screenplay
No_movie_poster Jay Kamen Editor
No_movie_poster Amy Heckerling Director
No_movie_poster Lorne Michaels Production
No_movie_poster Jay Kamen Editing




Wealthy Yemeni-American brothers Steve (Will Ferrell) and Doug Butabi (Chris Kattan) enjoy frequenting Miami nightclubs, where they bob their heads in unison to dance music (specifically Haddaway's hit song "What Is Love") and fail miserably at picking up women. Their dream is to party at the famous L.A. nightclub The Roxbury, a fabled nightclub where they are continually denied entrance by a hulking bouncer (Michael Clarke Duncan). By day, the brothers work at an artificial plant store owned by their wealthy father, Kamehl Butabi (Dan Hedaya). They spend most of their time goofing off, daydreaming about opening a club as cool as the Roxbury together, and Doug using credit card transactions as an excuse to hit on a phone approval operator. The store shares a wall with a lighting emporium owned by Fred Sanderson (Dwayne Hickman). Mr. Butabi and Mr. Sanderson hope that Steve and Emily (Molly Shannon), Sanderson's daughter, will marry, uniting the families and the businesses to form the first plant-lamp emporium.

After a day at the beach the brothers decide that tonight is the night they will finally get into the Roxbury. Returning home, Doug gets into a heated argument with their father about going out clubbing instead of staying home. Their father has planned a dinner party with Emily and her parents. The angered Mr. Butabi then denies them access to their BMW car and their cell phones. They are given enormous cell phones by their mother (Loni Anderson) and allowed use of the fake-plant store's delivery van, they are quickly rejected by the doorman (Michael Clarke Duncan). After discovering they might bribe their way into the club, the brothers drive around looking for an ATM. They get into a fender-bender with Richard Grieco (playing himself) and to avoid a lawsuit, Grieco uses his fame to get them into the popular club. There they meet the owner of the Roxbury, Benny Zadir (Chazz Palminteri), who listens to their idea for a nightclub of their own. He likes them and sets up a meeting with them for the next day. The brothers also meet a pair of women at the Roxbury: Vivica (Gigi Rice) and Cambi (Elisa Donovan), who see them talking to Zadir and think that the brothers are rich.

On the way to the afterparty at Mr. Zadir's house, the brothers annoy his driver and bodyguard Dooey (Colin Quinn) by making him stop to buy fluffy whip and making jokes about sleeping with his parents. As revenge, the next day Dooey denies them entry into Zadir's office for their meeting. He tells the brothers that Zadir was drunk out of his mind last night and does not know who they are. In reality, Zadir really wants to see them, but does not have their contact information. The girls break up with the Butabi brothers after realizing they are not really wealthy. The brothers fight and Doug moves out of their shared bedroom and into the guest house. Meanwhile Steve is forced into an engagement with Emily. The wedding is held in the backyard of the Butabi residence, but is interrupted by Doug. Having gone on a fluffy-whip-fueled bender, he interrupts the wedding, reconciles with his brother, and the wedding is called off. Afterwards, Richard Grieco (a guest at the wedding) talks to Mr. Butabi to help him understand that Steve was not ready for marriage, and that Butabi is too hard on Doug.

The movie ends as the Butabi brothers happen upon a hot new club. The building is unique in that the exterior is constructed to resemble the interior of a nightclub, and the interior resembles a street — this was an idea pitched by Doug and Steve to Zadir earlier in the movie. Attempting to enter, they are surprised to find their names on the VIP list. In addition, Zadir reveals that to reward their idea, he has made them part-owners of the club. Their new-found success comes full circle when they meet two women in the club: Doug's phone representative from the credit card company (Meredith Scott Lynn) and a police officer (Jennifer Coolidge) whom Steve earlier flirted with while getting a ticket.

Release Dates:

Video : Portugal

Theatrical : 1998-10-01 : United States of America

Theatrical : 1998-10-02 : Canada

Theatrical : 1998-10-02 : United States of America

Theatrical : 1999-03-19 : United Kingdom

Theatrical : 1999-04-01 : Singapore

Theatrical : 1999-05-07 : Spain

Theatrical : 1999-05-13 : Australia

Theatrical : 1999-05-29 : Indonesia

Theatrical : 1999-07-08 : Germany

Theatrical : 1999-07-16 : Turkey

Theatrical : 1999-07-30 : Italy

Theatrical : 1999-07-30 : Norway

Theatrical : 1999-08-04 : France

Theatrical : 1999-08-19 : Malaysia

Theatrical : 1999-09-03 : Poland

Theatrical : 1999-09-23 : Hungary

Theatrical : 1999-10-21 : Argentina

Theatrical : 1999-11-12 : Brazil

Theatrical : 1999-11-19 : Sweden

Theatrical : 2000-01-07 : Denmark

Television : 2003-05-23 : Finland

DVD : 1999-04-20

DVD : 2007-08-28