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Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1986)

R | | Comedy | 31 January 1986 (USA)
Russell Procope has been expelled from multiple universities for his crude behavior, mainly for his Lothario ways. Buster Burger University is his only chance for education and pleasing his disappointed parents.

Director:

Mike Marvin

Writer:

Donald Ross

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Cast

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
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Storyline

Russell Procope has a grudge: every university he attends expels him for getting too friendly with the congenial coeds. And if he does not receive a college diploma soon, he will be removed from the massive trust fund promised by his parents. Russell's only hope is to stop going astray. And there's no better place for him to do so than Buster Burger University - where they provide an education on how to manage a Buster Burger franchise. All Russell has to do to graduate and receive the diploma he hungers for, is to keep out of trouble. And keep away from the girls. And for this footloose, would-be grill king, that's no short order. Written by Anonymous

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Get a college degree with everything on it. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hamburger U. See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Busterburger U is a parody of McDonald's Hamburger University, an actual campus used to train management and franchise owners. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Lyman Vunk: [instructing a managerial training class] We reserve the right... to refuse service... to ASSHOLES like YOU.
[entire class repeats]
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Connections

Referenced in Remote Control (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Hamburgers For America
Composed by Jack Turner
Sung by Bill Mueller
Copyright © MCMLXXXV The Busterburger Limited Partnership
All Rights Reserved
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a good bad movie
23 May 2005 | by the-jerkSee all my reviews

All I can say is, if you're REALLY interested in quality when watching a movie, stay away from this one. This has the unholy trinity: bad acting, bad writing, and bad directing. But maybe that's part of its appeal, if you're into that sort of thing. As someone who used to watch "USA Up All Night" with Gilbert Gottfried and Rhonda Shear, I love this movie. As bad 80s movies go, this is one of the more watchable.

The main character is Russell, a guy who's been thrown out of college after college for having sex with the co-eds. So for some reason, he decides to go to Hamburger University to learn to work at a fast food restaurant (and subsequently to keep it in his pants, as if one leads to the other). Of course, all of the lame s*** you're expecting to happen does happen, but watch it anyway, because some of it is pretty funny. Watch out for the names: Mrs. Vunk, Mrs. Gottbottom, and did you know that there's a country called Guacamole (not pronounced GWOK-a-mole; it's gwok-a-MOL-ee!)? There were a lot of puns that I found myself laughing at despite myself, including the names of some foods at the Chinese restaurant they eat out at (one character in more ways than one) and the Frying Nun (watch and you'll find out). And when they all yell "Put that cookie down motherf***er!" at the little girl, I thought I would die laughing. And the part at the beginning, with the old lady dying of a heart attack in the drive-thru line from being insulted by the guy she's trying to order from? Priceless. Watch out for Dick Butkus (in one of the main roles; he's the biggest celebrity in the movie) as a sort of drill sergeant at Hamburger U; whatever you're expecting about Dick Butkus's acting ability, you're probably right.

Sure it's stupid, lame, crude, and completely disposable. But there's also lots of naked women and fart jokes. If you are the type who can find the merits of some bad movies, you should give this one a try. I haven't seen it in years; I don't think it's been released on DVD yet, but I'd love to see it be.


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