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Fast Food (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 28 April 1989 (USA)
What would happen if a sex drug ended up in the Secret Sauce of a new burger joint?


Michael A. Simpson


Scott B. Sowers (story) (as Scott Sowers), Jim Basile (story) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clark Brandon ... Auggie Hamilton
Randal Patrick Randal Patrick ... Drew Taylor
Tracy Griffith ... Samantha Brooks
Michael J. Pollard ... Bud
Lanny Horn Lanny Horn ... Calvin
Jim Varney ... Wrangler Bob Bundy
Blake Clark ... E.G. McCormick
Traci Lords ... Dixie Love
Pamela Springsteen ... Mary Beth Bensen
Randi Layne Randi Layne ... Alexandra Lowell
Kevin McCarthy ... Judge Reinholte
J. Don Ferguson J. Don Ferguson ... Dean Witler (as Don Ferguson)
Terry Hobbs Terry Hobbs ... Donald Frump III
Amy Bryson Amy Bryson ... Sheryl
Kathleen Webster Kathleen Webster ... Wendy


Auggie and his friend, Drew are a couple of 'perpetual' college students - their school's so sick of them, there going to let them graduate, just to get rid of them. Augie's trying to 'make it big - fast' (the proverbial 'easy way'), and his latest scheme is to open a burger joint, and to help entice customers, the duo develop a very very very special sauce. But, even though their place seems too be a huge success, there's an odd side effect; the special sauce is actually a libido-enhancing drug, and that's where the trouble begins... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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The "Secret Sauce" put them at the top of the food chain ... See more »




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Release Date:

28 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Limba, Limba, Lambada See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »


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1.85 : 1
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Director Michael A. Simpson had also directed Tracy Griffith, Michael J. Pollard and Pamela Springsteen in Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989), released in the same year. See more »


Dean Witler: May God forgive me for setting you two clowns loose on society.
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Deleted scenes are shown during the end credits, as well as a parody TV commercial featuring Jim Varney's character. See more »


Referenced in Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) See more »


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Secret Sauce
11 September 2016 | by sol-See all my reviews

Finding themselves "not qualified to do anything" after a lengthy college stint, two best friends establish their own fast food joint and spike the secret sauce with a powerful aphrodisiac to promote business in this little-seen comedy that falls halfway between college comedy and food industry satire. Much of the humour is very low-brow and some of the performances (in particular a monotone Don Ferguson as the stern college dean) are downright awful, however, the film offers some food for thought (pun intended) in terms of the hardness of landing a job even with a college degree, as well as the competitive nature of the fast food industry. Jim Varney is delightfully zany as a rival fast food proprietor, and while some of his vocal mannerisms are over-the-top, he has several wacky moments riding toy horses (!) and constantly asking for spare change while maintaining a straight face. Kevin McCarthy (of 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' fame) comes off best though as a no-nonsense judge in the film's final act. Solid as McCarthy is though, it is hard to deny that the film ends on a low note with a resolution that comes across as a little too swift and easy for credibility; a predictable romance and a smug main character also weigh against the film. Never to mind, there is enough zaniness throughout 'Fast Food' to keep things chugging along, from a makeshift casino to a couple of medical students conducting a bizarre sleep monitoring experiment to Varney's humorously pathetic television commercials. It is best advised though to not go in expecting a hidden gem.

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