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Good Burger (1997)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  25 July 1997 (USA)
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Two dim-witted teenage boys, 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Schweiterman ...
Kurt Bozwell (as Jan Schwieterman)
Ginny Schreiber ...
Dancing Crazy
Richard Haje ...
Huge Scary Man
Angry Customer


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.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 July 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Buena hamburguesa  »

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Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£614,523 (UK) (13 March 1998)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The theatrical trailer featured a scene that didn't make the movie. It featured a Good Burger customer saying "just give me a good shake" and then Ed reaching over the counter to shake him. See more »


When Dexter makes his first burger at Mondo Burger, slices of tomato in front of the bun appear and disappear between shots. See more »


Otis: I caught those Mondo brats dumping shark poison in our sauce.
Dexter: Shark poison!
Ed: Why would they want to harm those innocent sharks?
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Crazy Credits

The crew and 2nd unit are headlined as "Good Crew" and "Good Second Unit". See more »


Spoofs Shaft (1971) See more »


From Shaft (1971)
Written & Performed by Isaac Hayes
Courtesy of Fantasy, Inc.
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One of my families favorite kid movies....
28 June 2004 | by (Louisville KY) – See all my reviews

It's a FUN movie! As college educated parents of a 12 year old and a 5 year old, this is one of our favorites and I registered with IMDb just to comment on this movie since everyone else seems to be slamming it. Loads of fun but not for anyone looking for "good theater". It's pure silliness for kids; with bad logic and improbable plot lines, and the kids are of course the heroes. So if you are just looking for some plain clean fun to watch with your kids, I suggest this one! And there's no dancing bears or singing furniture (but, there are flying, talking hamburgers...) So here's the scoop, if you want an educational show for your kids, go elsewhere. But if you want to sit down, eat popcorn and laugh, get this one.

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