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Good Burger

The received notion that kids want their movies fast and furious is barely in evidence in this 1997 comedy, a laboriously slow suburban adventure in which a teenager's summer of leisure slips through his fingers when he has to get a job—an experience that proves almost life threatening because of the cutthroat competition between two burger joints. New recruit Kenan Thompson and employee of the month Kel Mitchell (whose character derives from a Nickelodeon sketch) play off each other well as they take turns being the straight man, but their efforts are diminished by the self-immolation of Abe Vigoda and other actors in pathetic exploitation roles, including writer Dan Schneider as a fast-food manager whose only significant trait is his weight. Directed by Brian Robbins.

Credits

Director:

  • Brian Robbins

Cast:

  • Kel Mitchell
  • Kenan Thompson
  • Sinbad
  • Abe Vigoda
  • Shar Jackson
  • Dan Schneider
  • Jan Schweiterman
  • Ron Lester
  • Josh Server
  • Ginny Schreiber
  • Linda Cardellini
  • Shaquille O'Neal

Writers:

  • Dan Schneider
  • Kevin Kopelow
  • Heath Seifert

Producers:

  • Julia Pistor
  • Brian Robbins
  • Kevin Kopelow
  • Heath Seifert
  • Michael Tollin

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