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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Trivia

In the beginning of the movie, when Ed is hurrying to Good Burger and the customer is counting down from 5, you can see a fold-out chair on the roof. Like from the scene where they go to Ed's "secret" place. See more »

Goofs

When the dog is barking at Ed, he translates that there are 4 clowns stuck after their car broke down. When they show the clowns, there are actually 5. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Ed: Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger. Can I take your order?
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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 »

Connections

References Shaft (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

All I Want
by Troy Taylor and Charles Farrar
Performed by 702
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
Contains a sample from "It's Great To Be Here"
by Freddie Perren, Berry Gordy, Deke Richards, and Fonce Mizell (as Alphonso Mizell)
Performed by Jackson 5
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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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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