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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
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Col. Bat Jack Hershey
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Armand 'Flash' Carducci
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Cheryl
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Jamie / Voice of Meathead
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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
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Tommy 'Wheelchair' McVee
Scott Nemes ...
Butterball
Chad Sheets ...
Ted
Paul Stout ...
Larry
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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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The horror film that the kids watch is Shock Waves (1977), also directed by Ken Wiederhorn. See more »

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Fanny: Jamie! Stop fucking my tits and help me up. Ahhhhhh!
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References Mission: Impossible (1966) See more »

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We've Been Waiting for the Summer
Music by Ken Harrison
Lyrics by Hermine Hilton
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1980s Summer Camp Fodder
10 January 2006 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

Meatballs 2 has nothing to do with the first Meatballs and does not have a strong lead like Bill Murray. Actually it doesn't seem to have any lead actor which to me is the film's main flaw. As other IMDb critics have noted, the opening scene was funny with Paul Reubens as the bus driver. He is very talented and one of the best reasons to rent the film. Kim Richards is also very good and does a great job with her part. The aerobics outfit she wears looks like a bathing suit so I can see why men everywhere go gaga over that scene. The film is basically about how a junior boot camp across the river tries to eliminate the kiddie camp run by Coach Giddy (Richard Mulligan). Mulligan is good but his script is very weak. He doesn't even touch the surface of the hilarity Bill Murray brought to the first Meatballs. The part of Flash by John Mengatti could also have been improved with a better script. Flash isn't nice to the kids and I never warmed up to him. Overall, the film has some funny scenes and the 1980s clothes and music provide some entertainment on a rainy day.


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