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Good Burger (1997)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 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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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. See more »

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Comedy | Family

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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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$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,058,333, 27 July 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,687,907, 23 November 1997
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Although the customers and employees are only ever seen eating the Good Burgers and Good Fries, the menu (which can be seen behind Ed several times) shows that Good Burger also serves Good Chunks, Good Chickwiches, Good Weenies, Good Tacos, Good Chili, and Good Pickles. Their Good Beverage selection includes Coca-Cola products, Good Shakes and Good Coffee. And their dessert menu consists of Good Cookies and Good Pies. See more »

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When the boys land in the laundry basket, Ed's wig is hanging on the edge of the basket. In the next shot, he is coming up from under the clothes, and his wig is back on. See more »

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Shaquille O'Neal: Little man, I ordered tomatoes on this Good Burger, and I don't see no tomatoes!
Ed: Well, hang on...
[pulls a couple of tomato slices out of his pocket, and slaps them on Shaq's burger]
Ed: There! Consider yourself tomatoed!
Shaquille O'Neal: You're not like other people are you?
Ed: Nope.
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The opening shot of the movie shows a cheeseburger being constructed via stop-motion. See more »

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

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From Shaft (1971)
Written and Performed by Isaac Hayes
Courtesy of Fantasy, Inc.
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Good Burger: 7/10
4 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Movies from TV shows almost always never work. It's even worse when a movie is based off of a skit from Saturday Night Live. So it's no wonder people were less than inviting when Good Burger came about, a movie based off of a skit from a kids version of SNL that airs on Nickelodeon. Seeing as I used to be a big fan of All That, I decided to give Good Burger another go-round, to see if its juvenile humor still stood up throughout the years. And it did.

Ed (Kel Mitchell) is a man of indeterminable age who works at a local dining establishment, Good Burger. He's basically a stoner that doesn't use drugs (at least in the movie). When a customer asks for a burger with nothing on it, he just gives him a bun. Ed'd rather play miniature golf then spend time "alone" with Roxanne (Carmen Electra). After crashing his mother's car, Dexter (Kenan Thompson) needs a job, so first he tries the new Mondo Burger, opening across the street from Good Burger. But then he gets a job with Good Burger, and Mondo Burger opens, which threatens to put Good Burger out of business. What are Ed and Dexter to do?

As Leonard Maltin puts it, "Like fast food itself, this film offers no real nourishment, but will appeal to kids just the same." Perhaps the first statement is true, but is there anything wrong with that? Sometimes a brainless, fun time at the movies is all one desires. And although it's based off of a kids show, anyone of any age can enjoy it. Even if its juvenile humor doesn't strike you as particularly hilarious, it's entertaining, and more importantly, its heart is in the right place. Most of the humor isn't mean-spirited, the main character of Ed is just too likeable to do anything mean. In fact, Ed makes the movie. With his wacky brand of living, he's a hilarious character, and a nice guy at that.

So don't let the light-hearted nature of this movie stop you from seeing it. You'll get some laughs out of it, like I did, but you'll find that it's a fun movie. I guarantee it.

My rating: 7/10

Rated PG for language, some comic violence and mild sex-related humor.


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