Meatballs

Meatballs

Meatballs

Bill Murray first blessed cinema screens in a lead role in Ivan Reitman's summer camp comedy. He plays Tripper, the immature head counselor at budget Camp Northstar. On camp, he befriends isolated loner Rudy (Chris Makepeace). As the camp rallies to defeat rival Camp Mohawk in the annual Olympiad competition, Rudy plays matchmaker between Tripper and Roxanne, a female counselor at Northstar.

Meatballs would be followed by three rubbish sequels - none involving Reitman or Murray.

1979Rating: PG, Coarse language94 minsCanada
Comedy
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Variety

Variety

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It's difficult to come up with a more cliche situation for a summer pic than a summer camp, where all the characters and plot turns are readily imaginable. That makes director Ivan Reitman's accomplishment all the more noteworthy.

Time Out

Time Out

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Murray is a John Belushi clone whose 'charisma' dominates the film's standard wackiness and sentimental story (of a kid who doesn't fit).

Variety

Variety

press

It's difficult to come up with a more cliche situation for a summer pic than a summer camp, where all the characters and plot turns are readily imaginable. That makes director Ivan Reitman's accomplishment all the more noteworthy.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Murray is a John Belushi clone whose 'charisma' dominates the film's standard wackiness and sentimental story (of a kid who doesn't fit).

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