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Time Out says

This was apparently inspired by the experience of a Corman PR man who had a poignant moment once while watching Animal House. Filmed as light entertainment in the Canadian backwoods, Meatballs features a cast in search of a good time at summer camp. Camp counsellor Tripper (Murray) is a John Belushi clone whose 'charisma' dominates the film's standard wackiness and sentimental story (of a kid who doesn't fit). Learning to fit is what this dodo of a camp is all about, showing that the American Way is big and blowsy enough to take a few off-the-wall-style persons, once the ol' sexuality is straightened out.
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Release Details

  • Duration:94 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Ivan Reitman
  • Screenwriter:Len Blum, Daniel Goldberg, Janis Allen, Harold Ramis
  • Cast:
    • Bill Murray
    • Harvey Atkin
    • Kate Lynch
    • Russ Banham
    • Kristine DeBell
    • sarah Torgov
    • Jack Blum
    • Keith Knight
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