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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.

Director:

Brian Robbins

Writers:

Dan Schneider (characters), Kevin Kopelow (characters) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

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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A comedy with everything on it. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Guerra do Hamburguer 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,687,907, 23 November 1997
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The theatrical trailer featured a scene that did not quite make it to the film. 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 »

Goofs

At the very end, when everyone is cheering for Ed, Heather is in the crowd. She is supposed to be at Demented Hills. See more »

Quotes

Otis: Can you get me to a hospital? I think I broke my ass.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The UK video release was cut by 14 seconds by the BBFC to remove a head-butting scene, despite the cinema release being uncut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: He's Too Sexy for His Fat (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Roxanne
by Sting
Produced by Michael Franti and Prince Charles Alexander
Performed by Spearhead
Spearhead performs courtesy of Capitol Records
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Welcome to the Good Burger!
29 December 2005 | by Filmcritic624See all my reviews

The cast of "All That" returns for good humor in the "Good Burger" a place similar to an old fashioned fast food restaurant. The comedy is terrific, the fun is non-stop, and though cliché, is a passer for kid and family comedy.

A movie for all ages, this movie is meant to enjoy, laugh, and pretty much a lazy movie for a rainy day, as that's what I'd save this movie for, a rainy day. USA aired it today, and since I know that the cast of "All That" is in it, I thought that it might be a bit of a chuckle burner, but in good fun, as Keenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell (probably one of the best young duos of that time) were terrific together, the pieces came together, and everything worked out, and it made it into good family fun together with some lazy day work to get off the bad day.

May I take your order?


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