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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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CAD 1,600,000 (estimated)

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$43,000,000 (USA)
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Breakthrough film role of actor-comedian Bill Murray. See more »

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You ante in poker, not in blackjack. See more »

Quotes

Tripper: [Over the loudspeaker] Attention. Bus for the Camp Mohawk basketball game leaving in 15 minutes, and there is a very fat pair of pants hanging on the flagpole this morning.
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Referenced in A Happy Event (2011) See more »

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Moondust
Sung by Terry Black
Written by Norman Gimbel and Elmer Bernstein
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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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