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Meatballs (1979)

 -  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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$43,000,000 (USA)
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Of the film's three sequels, only Meatballs III: Summer Job (1986) has any story connection to this movie. See more »

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When Tripper begins giving his "It Just Doesn't Matter" speech there is a roaring fire in the fireplace behind him. Over the course of his speech the fire goes down quickly and then begins blazing again. See more »

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Crockett: [in motorboat, Candace has admitted she likes Crockett] What about Lance Cashman? Yeah, Lance!
Candace: [passing Lance on the dock] Lance Cashman? Lance Cashman is a TOTAL JERK-OFF!
Crockett: Allright! She likes me! She likes me!
[laughs]
Lance: [to himself] Jerk off? I don't jerk off...
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Moondust
Sung by Terry Black
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A totally pleasant little "feelgood" movie.
7 July 2000 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

Seeing this movie always reminds me of what I remember summer being like, God! such a long time ago. The entire scene involving the "overnight", from the canoe procession to the end of the trip, is precious, and Tripper's story about the homicidal maniac is urban legend right out of my youth. A highly entertaining movie, made many times better by the awful sequels that followed.


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