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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.

Director:

Ken Wiederhorn

Writers:

Martin Kitrosser (story), Carol Watson (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Mulligan ... Coach Giddy
Hamilton Camp ... Col. Bat Jack Hershey
John Mengatti ... Armand 'Flash' Carducci
Kim Richards ... Cheryl
Archie Hahn ... Jamie / Voice of Meathead
Misty Rowe ... Fanny
Ralph Seymour ... Eddie
Tammy Taylor ... Nancy
John Larroquette ... Lt. Felix Foxglove
Paul Reubens ... Albert / Hara Krishna
Jason Hervey ... Steve
David Hollander ... Tommy 'Wheelchair' McVee
Scott Nemes Scott Nemes ... Butterball
Chad Sheets Chad Sheets ... Ted
Paul Stout 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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The insanity continues...

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

Cheryl ('Richards, Kim') is asked if she comes from another planet (due to her lack of experience with boys). Cheryl replies that she sort of is. Richards played a young alien girl, marooned on earth, in two Disney movies: Escape to Witch Mountain (1975), and Return from Witch Mountain (1978). See more »

Quotes

Col. Bat Jack Hershey: [on seeing Flash, wearing a woman's dress, being levitated into the air by Meathead the alien] My God, he really *is* a fairy!
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Connections

Spoofs E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

We've Been Waiting for the Summer
Music by Ken Harrison
Lyrics by Hermine Hilton
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Not a classic in the making, but still better than part I...
18 September 2019 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Granted, after having sat through the 1979 "Meatballs" movie, then I didn't really have much of any expectations or hopes for the 1984 sequel "Meatballs Part II", but still, I did sit down to watch it.

Actually, and oddly enough, then I was actually more entertained with this 1984 sequel than I was with the 1979 original "Meatballs" movie. Yeah, odd, I know, right?

The storyline in this 1984 movie seemed more coherent and structured, whereas the storyline in the first movie seemed chaotic and made up as the director went along. So this coherency in this 1984 movie definitely added to the overall enjoyment of the movie.

However, this still wasn't a movie that really made me laugh, it got a few smiles here and there, but not making me laugh. Which was disappointed, especially since this is a comedy. And that fact makes me not want to return to watch "Meatballs Part II" a second time around.

The alien creature in the movie was actually some of the best parts of the entire movie, because it was so cheesy and campy.

The acting in the movie was adequate, taking into consideration the type of movie this is and the script presented to the actors and actresses. It was, however, a nice treat to see the likes of Richard Mulligan, John Larroquette and Paul Reubens in a movie such as this.

My rating of "Meatballs Part II" is a mere four out of ten stars.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Call Me Meathead See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,515,268, 29 July 1984

Gross USA:

$5,410,972

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,410,972
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Company Credits

Production Co:

TriStar Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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