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Meatballs (1979)

PG | | Comedy | 29 June 1979 (USA)
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Wacky hijinks of counselors and campers at a less-than-average summer camp.

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Summer Camp highjinks centered around a camp counselor with a wacky sense of humor. He tries to help the campers have a good time. One camper named Rudy poses a particular challenge as he has a self-esteem problem Written by Robert Svacha <chisox@azstarnet.com>

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Are You Ready For The Summer? See more »

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29 June 1979 (USA)  »

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CAD 1,600,000 (estimated)

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$77,170 (USA) (1 July 1979)

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$43,046,003 (USA)
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Many scenes featuring the CIT's were deleted in order to add more scenes with Bill Murray and Chris Makepeace. See more »

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When Candace pulls Crockett into the boat he lands on his head. In the next shot as she is pulling away from the dock he is standing up and leaning over. Then the next cut shows he is back on his head and getting up. See more »

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Tripper: [entering party] Alright, virgins to the left, non-virgins to the right.
[to Crocket and Wheels]
Tripper: You guys split 'em up however you want.
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Sung by Mary MacGregor
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A must see before entering the season of summer!
8 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Meatballs has been a main staple in my family for over 26 years! We saw this movie when it first came out and have seen it dozens of times since. Bill Murray is at his best and is most touching in the scenes where he reaches out to a lonely pre-teen boy and befriends him, while leading his CIT's into once mischievous scheme after another! The cast of characters are fun and zany and you really come to care about them and the relationships they have with each other. This is not another sleazy, dumb, teen sex-fest. It is funny and sweet and just all-around fun. Anyone who sees this will enjoy themselves. It is a must-see. Watch out for Spaz - he is by far the best character! (Especially during the camp social - while Bill Murray hams it up for the camera - just watch Spaz behind him dancing with the poor girl he picks to dance with!) By far, one of my very favorite comedies of all time!


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