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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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When this lot go back to nature, nature runs for it's life. See more »

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29 June 1979 (USA)  »

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Summer Camp  »

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Budget:

CAD 1,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,170, 1 July 1979, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$43,046,003
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The first day of the production shoot was also the first day of camp seen in the movie. See more »

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When Spaz is walking with Tripper and co., and he stumbles into Tripper, Spaz is sockless. However, moments later as they are all walking further, Spaz has white socks on. See more »

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Tripper: But, the real excitement of course is going to come at the end of the summer, during Sexual Awareness week. We import two hundred hookers from around the world, and each camper, armed with only a thermos of coffee and two thousand dollars cash, tries to visit as many countries as he can. The winner of course is named King of Sexual Awareness week and is allowed to rape and pillage the neighboring towns until camp ends.
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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 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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