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Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1986)

R | | Comedy | 31 January 1986 (USA)
Russell Proco has been expelled from several schools for lewd, crude and nude conduct. Busterburger University is his last chance for an education and pleasing his disappointed parents.


Mike Marvin


Donald Ross




Cast overview, first billed only:
Leigh McCloskey ... Russell Proco
Dick Butkus ... Drootin
Randi Brooks ... Mrs. Vunk
Chuck McCann ... Dr. Mole
Jack Blessing ... Nacio Herb Zipser
Charles Tyner ... Lyman Vunk
Debra Blee ... Mia Vunk
Sandy Hackett ... Fred Domino
John William Young John William Young ... Prestopopnick (as John Young)
Chip McAllister Chip McAllister ... Magneto Jones
Barbara Whinnery ... Sister Sara
Maria Richwine Maria Richwine ... Conchita
Karen Mayo-Chandler Karen Mayo-Chandler ... Dr. Gotbottom
Robert Hogan ... Russell's Father (as Bob Hogan)
Lillian Garrett ... Russell's Mother


Russell Proco has a grudge: every university he attends expels him for getting too friendly with the congenial coeds. And if he does not receive a college diploma soon, he will be removed from the massive trust fund promised by his parents. Russell's only hope is to stop going astray. And there's no better place for him than Busterburger University - where they provide an education on how to manage a Busterburger franchise. All Russell has to do to graduate and receive the diploma he hungers for, is to keep out of trouble. And keep away from the girls. And for this footloose, would-be grill king, that's no short order. Written by Anonymous

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Busterburger... ...it's funny enough to eat! See more »




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Leigh McCloskey and Chuck McCann also co-starred together in Cameron's Closet (1988). See more »


Obviously, the cops who aided and abetted the bikers who vandalized the Busterburger would face criminal charges themselves. The same cops even neglected to cite "Grill Sergeant" Drootin for driving a car that is neither roadworthy nor street-legal. See more »


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References Roots (1977) See more »


Produced and Arranged by John Baer
Lyrics by John Baer and Robbie Baer
Copyright © MCMLXXXV The Busterburger Limited Partnership
All Rights Reserved
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Butkus Shines
19 July 2000 | by jefferysmallSee all my reviews

If you are a fan of Dick Butkus, like me, then Hamburger the Motion Picture is A Must. See Butkus chase our hero through this madcap romp. If you've ever wanted to see two fun-loving college guys be tortured in a giant pickle chamber, then this film is for you. Cameo by Charro as well!! This motion picture was sadly overlooked for the Oscar of most hilarious movie staring former pro athletes...which is a real shame. Hamburger has it all, handsome characters, torture sauce, guys who sing like Lou Rawls...and Buster Burger!! Don't take my word for it...Jerry Lewis says "it's a smash!!!" Now if that doesn't convince you, nothing will.

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