Hamburger... The Motion Picture
|Hamburger... The Motion Picture|
Original film poster
|Directed by||Mike Marvin|
|Produced by||Ed Feldman|
|Written by||Donald Ross|
|Music by||Peter Bernstein|
|Editing by||Ann E. Mills
|Distributed by||FM Entertainment|
|Release dates||January 1986|
|Running time||90 min.|
Hamburger... The Motion Picture is a 1986 teen sex comedy film directed by Mike Marvin and starring Leigh McCloskey. The film was largely inspired by fast food jobs and the Hamburger University program of the McDonald's Corporation.
In the film, main character Russell Proco (played by McCloskey) has been expelled from multiple schools because of his crude behavior, namely his Lothario ways in having women throw themselves at him (even when he is in no mood). He was left a large trust fund, but he needs to earn a college diploma in order to withdraw any money from it. A commercial informs him of Buster Burger University, a school for prospective new fast food franchise owners, awards the equivalency of a university degree.
After signing up, Proco runs afoul of Drootin (Dick Butkus) a vicious teacher whose job is to ensure that unfit franchise owners get bilged out. Drootin imposes three rules on all the candidates: (i) Outside consumption of food is prohibited. (ii) All candidates are to stay on the grounds of Buster Burger University until graduation. (iii) Since sex and success make lousy partners, all candidates are not to engage in sex while students.
Russell tries to focus on work and to steer clear of his zany classmates, among them a fellow horndog who lusts after the CEO's trophy wife, a nun, an obese man who shocks himself to avoid overeating, and a sex-crazed female guerrilla from Central America. However, he finds himself attracted to another teacher, Mia Vunk (Debra Blee), who is the CEO's daughter and is dating Drootin. When Drootin learns of a rival suitor, he makes it a priority to drum out Proco.
The film is perhaps best known for Charles Tyner's character, Lyman Vunk, the founder and CEO of Buster Burger, who utters the oft-repeated 1980s phrase, "Put those cookies back, motherfucker," and for his voluptuous ditz of a wife (Randi Brooks), who enjoys more than the Chow Mein on an outing to a Chinese restaurant. The film also made a barb at tokenism in the 1980s film era in which in order to fill a quota for minorites, a black funk singer has been forced into the Buster Burger program after getting into a scrape with the law, to which he is shown protesting his new career.
- Hamburger: The Motion Picture at the Internet Movie Database
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