- Run Time: 93 min.
- Rating: PG
- Director: Ivan Reitman
- Writer(s): Len Blum, Dan Goldberg, Janis Allen and Harold Ramis
- Producer(s): John Dunning, Daniel Goldberg & Andre Link
- Star(s): Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin, Kate Lynch, Jack Blum, Chris Makepeace
This ode to summer camp is a true Canadian classic and features Bill Murray in his first starring role. Here, he’s Tripper Harrison, a prankster and seducer who can’t help teasing his boss and the counsellors at the nearby rich kids camp.
Everyone, including Tripper, is sick and tired of perennially losing the Camp Olympics. It’s only by encouraging all campers to try their hardest, including young Rudy (Makepeace) who has self-esteem issues, that Tripper and his troops can hope to emerge triumphant. Full of wacky pranks, lively hi-jinx and a lot of touching moments, Meatballs is sure to entertain audiences of all ages.
About the Director
Director/producer Reitman has made such hits as Animal House, Ghostbusters, and Kindergarten Cop. Meatballs won the Golden Reel Award for highest-grossing box office in 1980. His producing credits include Trailer Park Boys: The Movie, and I Love You, Man. He recently directed No Strings Attached.