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Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1986)

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


Mike Marvin


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leigh McCloskey ... Russell
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 ... 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 Parent (as Bob Hogan)
Lillian Garrett ... Russell's Parent


Russell has been expelled from several schools for lewd, crude and nude conduct. Busterburger University is his last chance at education and satisfying his disappointed parents. Written by Anonymous

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Russell's been kicked out of seven colleges. His last hope is Burger U. Now he's majoring in bull. See more »




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Release Date:

January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hamburger U. See more »

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Busterburger U is a spoof of McDonalds Hamburger University, an actual campus used to train management and franchise owners. 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 »


[an old lady pulls up to the Buster Burgers' drive thru intercom which is shaped like a giant pickle]
"Mr. Pickle" Intercom: Hi, welcome to Buster Burgers, what can I get ch'ya?
Old Lady: Um... one burger... uh, some fries... and a malte. Oh! And, uh, could you put cheese on that, please?
"Mr. Pickle" Intercom: Just say, "Buster Cheese, Bull Chips, and a Chocolate Buster Shake," madam.
Old Lady: Okay.
"Mr. Pickle" Intercom: [annoyed] So say it!
Old Lady: Shove off, pickle! I don't like talking to machines.
"Mr. Pickle" Intercom: Look, toots. Take that Falcon you're driving, chain it up, and shove it where the sun ...
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Hamburgers For America
Composed by Jack Turner
Sung by Bill Mueller
Copyright © MCMLXXXV The Busterburger Limited Partnership
All Rights Reserved
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The Best Movie Since "Hot Dog... The Movie"
4 April 2001 | by pkatcherSee all my reviews

Wherever they house the formula that was made to concoct this movie, they should lock it up and throw away the key.

It was that good!

To try to duplicate this cinematic magic would be an injustice, similar to the tragic stringing out of Police Academy action thrillers.

Jack Blessing was brilliant in his challenging role of Nacio Herb Zipser. His performance was surpassed perhaps only by John Young as Prestopopnick, who proved that mind can indeed overcome matter when it comes to the vices of junk food.

And who says there are no positive roles for women in Hollywood? Randi Brooks and Karen Mayo-Chandler, who played Mrs. Vunk and Dr. Gotbottom, respectively, proved action speaks louder than words when they showed off plenty of T&A.

It was sad to a movie like Platoon clean up as the Oscars, while Hamburger... The Motion Picture was shunned by a shamelessly and unapologetic vegetarian Tinseltown.

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