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Good Burger (1997)

PG | | Comedy | 25 July 1997 (USA)
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Two dim-witted teenagers are forced to save the fast food restaurant they work at from going out of business, despite a new-and-improved burger joint opening across the street that want to be the "Top Dog" in the fast food industry.

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Kurt Bozwell (as Jan Schwieterman)
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Spatch
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Storyline

Dexter Reed, a high-schooler is forced to get a summer job at a fast food restaurant called Good Burger after causing a car wreck by his school teacher Mr. Wheat. So Dexter must pay off his teacher's car by working very hard at Good Burger. Meanwhile things turned worse when Mondo Burger, a mammoth fast-food chain opens across the street, it looks like Good Burger is soon going to be history for good! Now it is up to Dexter and his new friend Ed the not-so bright cashier to save the day, as they develop a delicious special secret sauce that Ed created brings hundreds of new customers to their door and makes their new competition desperate to steal the recipe and all of their customers. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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A comedy with everything on it.

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Rated PG for language, some comic violence and mild sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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25 July 1997 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,058,333 (USA) (25 July 1997)

Gross:

$23,687,907 (USA) (21 November 1997)
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Trivia

To promote the film, there was the "Good Burger, Good Premiere, Good Sweepstakes". Four grand prize winners won tickets to the film's premiere, $1000, and they got to meet Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. 100 first prize winners won a fabric hat with dreadlocks resembling those of the main character Ed's, and 500 second place winners won a copy of the film's soundtrack that had a label saying it was "Licensed for Promotional Use. Not for sale." See more »

Goofs

When Ed is reading the contract Dexter gave him, the top right corner of the paper is clean. A little while later, the top right corner is messy from the sauce. When he hands it back to Dexter, it is clean again. See more »

Quotes

Angry Customer: Can I get two Good Burgers?
Ed: Sorry, dude, I gotta go get 'em. Customers aren't allowed in back.
Angry Customer: Just give me two Good Burgers!
Ed: Dude, I can't just *give* you two Good Burgers. you hafta pay for 'em.
Angry Customer: [shouts] All right, that's it! I've had it up to *here* with Good Burger!
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The crew and 2nd unit are headlined as "Good Crew" and "Good Second Unit". See more »

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Referenced in Smart Guy: The Dating Game (1997) See more »

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Celebration
by Ronald Bell, Claydes Smith, George Funky Brown (as George Brown), Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), J.T. Taylor (as James Taylor), Eumir Deodato, Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens), Earl Toon, and Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas)
Performed by Riverside Community College Jazz Band
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Cinematography in its finest hour
17 June 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

It is such a rare occasion that a film in this day and age can touch the viewer in only the way that a masterpiece like Good Burger can. When I sit back in my chair and reminisce about cinema at its best I think of Casablanca, Lawrence of Arabia, The Godfather, Citizen Cane, and Gone With the Wind. These films all speak to the viewer in a way that most other films can only dream of. They reach out to you touch you deep down in your heart... and in you soul. It's a feeling that transcends all the cultural norms and traditions of today, a feeling that is so much more lasting and fulfilling, one that is undeniable to even the most critical of movie-goers. Good Burger does this and so much more. Not since Weekend At Bernie's has a movie stirred up such strong emotions, such feelings, ones that speak to me on a level of truth that is hard to find in society today.

Brian Robbins ability to direct is nothing short of stunning. His wide angle slow panning techniques from the street to inside the Good Burger fast food facility puts most director's attempts to shame. This is cinematography at it's finest.

Steward Copeland delivers a gripping original musical score for Good Burger that rivals anything John Williams ever could hope to achieve. Steward Copeland's talent has to be heard to be believed and even then it's difficult to take it all in at once. His ability and foresight is truly a breathe of fresh air in an age where most scores have become old and stale.

And last but certainly not least, how can we forget the true stars of Good Burger, Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson? This talented acting duo bring to the film nothing but pure and unadulterated performances from a time long forgotten. Not since the early 1900's during plays on Vaudeville, has acting triumphed and reigned supreme over all else. Kenana and Kel bring something to the screen that even the likes of Deniro and Nickleson can only begin to aspire to. Their presence out shines all that approach the screen and this film is surely destined for greatness in not just Hollywood, but the very threads of American History as we know it.

So to you Kel and Kenan, I salute you. Bravo! May the goodest burger in your blossoming acting careers be yet to come. To everyone else, do yourself, and more importantly your country, a favor and go see Good Burger today.


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