Bill Murray
Director: Ivan Reitman Cast: Bill Murray
Bill Murray
, Harvey Atkin
Harvey Atkin
, Kate Lynch
Kate Lynch
Ivan Reitman

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Set at a low-end summer camp and aimed squarely at a teen audience, Meatballs is a light screwball comedy that turned its low-budget Canadian roots into a very profitable box-office run. The biggest reason for the film's success is Bill Murray who stars as Tripper, the head counselor who runs things at Camp Northstar with the help of his love interest Roxanne (Kate Lynch) and the camp's director Morty (Harvey Atkins), who is affectionately known as Mickey. Camp opens with Tripper and Morty preparing the misfit counselors-in-training -- Spaz, Fink, Crockett, A.L., Candace, Wendy, and Wheels among them -- for the arrival of their hyperactive little charges. After settling in, kids and counselors begin their activities with a soccer game in which depressed 11-year-old Rudy (Chris Makepeace) accidentally loses the game. Cast out by the other children, Rudy runs away only to come across Tripper, who befriends the boy and makes him his running partner. Romance, sexy fun, and comic hijinx -- usually with the heavy-sleeping Morty as their target -- lead up to an annual Olympiad in which Camp Northstar battles the wealthier and athletically superior residents of Camp Mohawk. The challenging events include cup stacking, potato-sack racing, and a nauseating hot dog-eating contest in which the portly Fink devours his way to victory. With the two-day event tied up, it comes down to the cross-country run, in which Tripper enters Rudy. Meatballs was the first major directorial effort by multi-talented filmmaker Ivan Reitman, whose name has since become synonymous with the comedy genre. ~ Patrick Legare

Product Details

Release Date: 06/12/2012
UPC: 0031398149316
Original Release: 1979
Rating: NR
Source: Lions Gate
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 17,208

Special Features

Audio Commentary with Director Ivan Reitman adn Co-Writer/Producer Dan Goldberg; Trailer Gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bill Murray Tripper
Harvey Atkin Morty
Kate Lynch Roxanne
Russ Banham Crockett
Jack Blum Spaz
Greg Swangon Actor
Ron Barry Lance
Paul Boyle Ace
James McLarty Horse
Kristine de Bell A.L.
Chris Makepeace Rudy
Sarah Torgov Candace
Keith Knight Fink
Cindy Girling Wendy
Todd Hoffman Wheels
Margot Pinvidic Jackie
Matt Craven Hardware
Norma dell'Agnese Brenda
Michael Kirby Eddy
Vince Guerriero Rhino
Heather Preece Patti
Alison Diver Carla
Valerie Fersht Liza
Allan Levson Peter DeWitt
Patrick Hynes Andrew
Hadley Kay Bradley
Billie Kishonti Jeffrey
Peter Hume Actor
Ruth Rennie Jody

Technical Credits
Ivan Reitman Director,Producer
Janis Allen Screenwriter
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer,Songwriter
Len Blum Screenwriter
David Charles Art Director
John Dunning Producer
Judith R. Gellman Costumes/Costume Designer
Norman Gimbel Songwriter
Dan Goldberg Producer,Screenwriter
Debra Karen Editor
Andre Link Producer
Harold Ramis Screenwriter
Don Wilder Cinematographer

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