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Meatballs Part II (1984)

PG | | Comedy | 27 July 1984 (USA)
Second in the series of Meatball movies. A group of kids attempt to save a summer camp that's a financial failure.

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Coach Giddy
Hamilton Camp ...
Col. Bat Jack Hershey
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Armand 'Flash' Carducci
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Cheryl
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Jamie / Voice of Meathead
Misty Rowe ...
Fanny
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Eddie
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Nancy
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Lt. Felix Foxglove
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Albert / Hara Krishna
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Steve
David Hollander ...
Tommy 'Wheelchair' McVee
Scott Nemes ...
Butterball
Chad Sheets ...
Ted
Paul Stout ...
Larry
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Storyline

The first in-name-only sequel to the first Meatballs summer camp movie sets us at Camp Sasquash where the owner Giddy tries to keep his camp open after it's threatened with foreclosure after Hershey, the militant owner of Camp Patton located just across the lake, wants to buy the entire lake to expand Camp Patton. Giddy suggests settling the issue with the traditional end-of-the-summer boxing match over rights to the lake. Meanwhile, a tough, inner city punk, nicknamed Flash, is at Camp Sasquash for community service as a counselor-in-training where he sets his sights on the naive and intellectual Cheryl, while Flash's young charges befriend an alien, whom they name Meathead, also staying at the camp for the summer. Fresh Face Jeremy O. arrives to Camp Sasquash after his car broke down and he stumbles upon the mess hall. Jeremy O provides Flash and Meathead with encouragement and indepth analytics to counter all of Hershey's diabolical intent. Written by Matthew Patay

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Trivia

The horror film that the kids watch is Shock Waves (1977), also directed by Ken Wiederhorn. See more »

Quotes

Armand 'Flash' Carducci: Hi, girls. What's happening? My name's Flash, what's yours?
Nancy: Don't talk to him, Cheryl, he's a dork.
Armand 'Flash' Carducci: I'm not a dork, I'm Italian!
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Connections

Followed by Meatballs III: Summer Job (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

We've Been Waiting for the Summer
Music by Ken Harrison
Lyrics by Hermine Hilton
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if you're into silliness...
2 October 2000 | by (anaheim, ca) – See all my reviews

If you laugh at this flick will all depend on how silly you're willing to let a film stretch. There are several practical jokes, mishaps in the woods and kids who operate like they're in their mid 20's (like Hervey's candy bar dealer). The cast is huge, but as one IMDBer said, Kim Richards is a big standout because shes absolutely GORGEOUS! But everyone else does a nice job, too. Mulligan is friendly enough, Mengatti's a good badass, Nepote a great dope boxer and I loved the alien. His voice was cute and his antics interesting enough. The most versatile part went to Paul "Pee-Wee Herman" Ruebens who serves four different capacities in the film as a bus driver, a disc jockey, some sort of Hare Krishna and in the end a referee. I actually enjoyed this more than the first film, simply because this one had more going on in its ninety minutes. And when each summer rolls around I cant help but do the lyrics to the great theme song of the film. But just like in the first movie, it all comes down to if you think over the top silly is funny enough for you.


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