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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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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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Taglines:

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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Details

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

Gross USA:

$23,712,993

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,712,993
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Kel Mitchell, Abe Vigoda was able to run and climb over fences on set despite his age at the time. See more »

Goofs

Dexter tells Ed to steal a can filled Triampathol. He instead touches two cans with his bare hands and mixes it into the grinder. As he is walking away from Mondo Burger, he explains to Dexter about the court and justice process. What he failed to realize is that when the cops took the two cans in as evidence, his fingerprints are on them. See more »

Quotes

Otis: [after tasting the special sauce] It makes me glad I'm not dead!
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Crazy Credits

The opening shot of the movie shows a cheeseburger being constructed via stop-motion. 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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We Be Havin' Fun (Friends)
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Welcome to Good Burger
19 June 2011 | by studioATSee all my reviews

Keenan and Kel were a big part of many peoples childhoods with their TV show and this great film that will long live in the memory of anyone who sees it. Sure it's not Oscar winning stuff but it is pure entertainment.

The two are talented in their own right but act as a perfect almost Laurel and Hardy double act as they find themselves having to defend their small burger bar against a big chain corporation. While the plot is predictable the performances aren't and there are some truly laugh out loud moments.

Although Keenan and Kel hold the movie together there are some nice guest appearances with Linda Cardellini being the stand out.

Overall a really good family movie that leaves us only wanting to see more the dynamic duo.


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