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1 A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

Expanding their one-joke skit from television's Saturday Night Live, Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell are Doug and Steve Butabi, the wearers of the rayon suits and Speedo trunks who bob their heads in unison to dance music while unsuccessfully preying on women in clubs. What's funny in a three-minute piece doesn't always get funnier by expansion, but Kattan and Ferrell give it a go with fellow SNL member Molly Shannon as their ambitious neighbor. By day they work in their father's fake-plant store. By night they prowl the club scene after spraying on the cologne in their gauchely decorated bedroom. A fender-bender with Richard Grieco (playing himself) gets them into the popular club the Roxbury, but it's not all good news, as the brothers soon find themselves torn apart. Doug and Steve are pathetic but lovable, mostly due to the actors' talents for self-deprecating humor. All gifted comedians, Kattan, Ferrell, and Shannon obviously feel comfortable around each other, and their love triangle (which prompts send-ups of Say Anything and Jerry Maguire) is the funniest joke in this mostly lame comedy. Too bad, because it clocks in at about 80 minutes and could have run on television as a pretty good episode of SNL, which has been known to get a bit lame itself. -- Shannon Gee

Cast List

  • Chris Kattan - Doug Butabi
  • Will Ferrell - Steve Butabi
  • Molly Shannon - Emily Sanderson
  • Raquel Gardner - Hat Girl
  • Dan Hedaya - Kamehl Butabi
  • 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
  • Richard Grieco - Himself
  • Trish Ramish - Roxbury Club Girl
  • Loni Anderson - Barbara Butabi
  • Gina Mari - Saturday Night Fever Girl
  • Roy Jenkins - Flower Customer #1
  • Meredith Scott Lynn - Credit Vixen
  • Kip King - Flower Customer #2
  • 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
  • Yoshio Be - Japanese Man #1
  • Victor Kobayashi - Japanese Man #2.
  • Twink Caplan - Crying Flower Customer
  • Eva Mendes - Bridesmaid
  • 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
  • L. Christian Mixon - Guy in Corvette
  • Chazz Palminteri - Mr. Zadir (Roxbury owner)
  • Daniel Valenzuela - Store Clerk
  • Agata Gotova - Waitress


  • John Fortenberry