A Night at the Roxbury

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A Night at the Roxbury is a 1998 comedy film based on a recurring skit on television's long-running Saturday Night Live called "The Roxbury Guys." Saturday Night Live regulars Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, Molly Shannon, and Colin Quinn star.

The film sees Kattan and Ferrell reprise their SNL characters, dense nightclubbing brothers Doug and Steve Butabi. In the original sketches, Doug and Steve were often joined by that night's guest, credited as 'barhop' (including turns by Jim Carrey, Tom Hanks, Martin Short, Alec Baldwin, Jack Nicholson, and Sylvester Stallone parodying his familiar Rocky Balboa role), but the barhop role was dropped during production of the film.

Other roles include Jennifer Coolidge as a police officer, Chazz Palminteri's uncredited role as gregarious night club impresario Mr. Benny Zadir, and Colin Quinn as his bodyguard. Ex-SNLer Mark McKinney has a cameo as a priest officiating a wedding.



Wearing rayon suits, Speedo trunks, hair gel and cologne, wealthy Yemenite-American brothers Steve (Will Ferrell) and Doug Butabi (Chris Kattan) enjoy frequenting 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 Roxbury, a fabled nightclub where they are continually denied entrance by a hulking bouncer (Michael Clarke Duncan).

By day, the brothers work at a fake-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 uses credit card transactions as an excuse to hit on a phone approval operator. They also have an annoying habit of overenthusiastically retelling to everyone they stand in line with their story of how they met Emilio Estevez while waiting in line to use a payphone. Also not amusing to anyone but themselves is a supposed joke in which they "trick" a questioner by answering, "No" before switching to their "real" answer, "Yes." Walking down to their father's store, to the beat of "Stayin Alive", they try to pick a girl (Gina Mari) walking toward them, only to get beaten up by her.

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