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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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Every summer the cream of America's youth goes to summer camp - and the rest go to Camp Northstar. See more »

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29 June 1979 (USA)  »

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Summer Camp  »

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CAD 1,600,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$43,000,000 (USA)
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The movie was filmed during August and September 1978. See more »

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The counselors-in-training escape the basketball game with the Mohawks by bus. Shots from inside the bus show a car behind them just as they're leaving, but it should show the Mohawks chasing Morty on his bike. See more »

Quotes

Tripper: Attention. Here's an update on tonight's dinner. It was veal. I repeat, veal. The winner of tonight's mystery meat contest is Jeffrey Corbin who guessed "some kind of beef."
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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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