A dim-witted teenager and his new coworker try to save the old burger joint they work for from failing after the opening of a brand new burger restaurant across the street, which's planning to put them out of business.

Director:

Brian Robbins

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Dan Schneider (characters), Kevin Kopelow (characters) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kel Mitchell ... Ed
Kenan Thompson ... Dexter Reed
Sinbad ... Mr. Wheat
Abe Vigoda ... Otis
Shar Jackson ... Monique
Dan Schneider ... Mr. Baily
Jan Schweiterman ... Kurt Bozwell (as Jan Schwieterman)
Ron Lester ... Spatch
Josh Server ... Fizz
Ginny Schreiber Ginny Schreiber ... Deedee
Linda Cardellini ... Heather
Shaquille O'Neal ... Shaquille O'Neal
George Clinton ... Dancing Crazy
Richard Haje Richard Haje ... Huge Scary Man
Robert Wuhl ... Angry Customer
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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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One thinks he's all that. The other's not all there. See more »

Genres:

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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Sinbad's character "Mr. Wheat" is named after writer and producer Dan Schneider's high school math teacher, Gough Wheat, at White Station High School in Memphis, Tennessee. See more »

Goofs

When Dexter and Jake leave their school, as Jake opens Dexter's mom's car's front door, a crew member is reflected on the door. See more »

Quotes

Connie Muldoon: [as she gives her long order, her speed of talking increases] Hello. My name is Connie Muldoon. I'm hosting a family reunion and my oven has run amuck; I think it's the heat actuator. Anyhoo, I'd like to order, uh, three Good Meals, four Junior Good Meals, and 17-piece order of your Good Chunks and, okay, on two of the Junior Good Meals, I need to substitute the Good Cookies for Good Pies. Now, don't fret if that's extra; I'll pony up the overage. And, uh, oh! On the regular Good Meals, I need ...
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

When this movie originally aired on Nickelodeon, two actors from the original film were brought into brief recording sessions to both re-dub two lines that were deem inappropriate for a kids network. Abe Vigoda's line "I think I broke my ass" was changed to "I think I broke my tail", while George Clinton changes his "Ooh, this music sucks" to "Ooh, this music stinks". The original lines were revived when the movie aired on Nick@Nite in 2007. See more »

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Spoofs One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 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 i.like.midgetsSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Good Burger See more »

Filming Locations:

Redondo Beach, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,058,333, 27 July 1997

Gross USA:

$23,712,993

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,712,993
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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