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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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Genres:

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Certificate:

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Trivia

The film was never intended as a sequel to Meatballs. When the studio picked it up they changed the name to Meatballs Part II, much to the surprise of director Ken Wiederhorn 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

Referenced in The New Adventures of Old Christine: Get Smarter (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

We've Been Waiting for the Summer
Music by Ken Harrison
Lyrics by Hermine Hilton
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A disgrace to the Meatballs name
4 December 2008 | by scott_loves_foodSee all my reviews

I was working at an actual summer camp the Summer this piece of crap was released. It was my sixth year at camp, as camper and counselor, and a big bunch of us (counselors) went on a day off to see it, with huge expectations. Needless to say, this 'film' has absolutely nothing to do with the mighty original. Rent the DVD of the original and watch the 'making of' part. It's a third as long and a hundred times better than this "sequel". I give it 2/10 only because there might be enough weed on Earth to make this vaguely amusing. Assuming you're watching it on a TV with only one channel.

IMDb demands ten lines of text to post a comment, so I guess they are intimately involved with the cretins that thought this was a viable movie. Actually, I'm sure they made money on it due to a budget of twelve dollars. The film was shot with a MONO soundtrack? Yeah, that's the way to save a couple grand! If only it had gone straight to VHS - I'd have saved my $3.75 back in 1984.


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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:

Space Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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