Meatballs

Meatballs

Ivan Reitman (1979)

89min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This early collaboration for Ghost Busters director Ivan Reitman and Bill Murray is solely dependent on its star for laughs, and there aren't that many of those. Murray plays a goofy counsellor at a Canadian summer camp who acts like an idiot. But he has a softer side, too, which comes to the fore when he takes a young loner under his wing. No better or worse than dozens of other similarly plotted comedies, although Reitman has the good sense to get Murray on screen as often as possible. However, the wacky high jinks don't sit too well with the stabs at emotional depth.

Summary

A summer camp leader's trainee staff drive him up the wall with their endless mischief-making, prompting him to knock them all into shape for an imminent sporting contest. Comedy, starring Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin, Kate Lynch and Russ Banham.

Cast & Crew

Tripper Bill Murray
Morty Harvey Atkin
Roxanne Kate Lynch
Crockett Russ Banham
AL Kristine DeBell
Candace Sarah Torgov
Spaz Jack Blum
Fink Keith Knight
Director Ivan Reitman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: C.I.C. (UK)Available on: video
Comedy