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Meatballs Part II (1984)

PG | | Comedy | 27 July 1984 (USA)
Second in the series of Meatball movies. A group of kids attempt to save a summer camp that's a financial failure.

Director:

Ken Wiederhorn

Writers:

Martin Kitrosser (story), Carol Watson (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Mulligan ... Coach Giddy
Hamilton Camp ... Col. Bat Jack Hershey
John Mengatti ... Armand 'Flash' Carducci
Kim Richards ... Cheryl
Archie Hahn ... Jamie / Voice of Meathead
Misty Rowe ... Fanny
Ralph Seymour ... Eddie
Tammy Taylor ... Nancy
John Larroquette ... Lt. Felix Foxglove
Paul Reubens ... Albert / Hara Krishna
Jason Hervey ... Steve
David Hollander ... Tommy 'Wheelchair' McVee
Scott Nemes Scott Nemes ... Butterball
Chad Sheets Chad Sheets ... Ted
Paul Stout Paul Stout ... Larry
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Storyline

The first in-name-only sequel to the first Meatballs summer camp movie sets us at Camp Sasquash where the owner Giddy tries to keep his camp open after it's threatened with foreclosure after Hershey, the militant owner of Camp Patton located just across the lake, wants to buy the entire lake to expand Camp Patton. Giddy suggests settling the issue with the traditional end-of-the-summer boxing match over rights to the lake. Meanwhile, a tough, inner city punk, nicknamed Flash, is at Camp Sasquash for community service as a counselor-in-training where he sets his sights on the naive and intellectual Cheryl, while Flash's young charges befriend an alien, whom they name Meathead, also staying at the camp for the summer. Fresh Face Jeremy O. arrives to Camp Sasquash after his car broke down and he stumbles upon the mess hall. Jeremy O provides Flash and Meathead with encouragement and indepth analytics to counter all of Hershey's diabolical intent. Written by Matthew Patay

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The insanity continues...

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Call Me Meathead See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,515,268, 29 July 1984

Gross USA:

$5,410,972

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,410,972
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Space Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The horror film that the kids watch is Shock Waves (1977), also directed by Ken Wiederhorn. See more »

Quotes

Col. Bat Jack Hershey: [on seeing Flash, wearing a woman's dress, being levitated into the air by Meathead the alien] My God, he really *is* a fairy!
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Connections

References Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

We've Been Waiting for the Summer
Music by Ken Harrison
Lyrics by Hermine Hilton
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Its bad that even as a kid this one made me groan.
12 April 2009 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

"I have an idea" someone said, "lets make a sequel to Meatballs and have it be completely moronic and groan inducing!". After the movie was made and released the person said "dude, I was making a joke". And so Meatballs 2 was made and while it is in fact about a summer camp and more of a sequel to the original than the third one is, I still think this one is the worst of the bunch. Granted a few jokes make me chuckle which is why I nicely gave this movie a three rather than a one or two. The plot? Why bother, it involves some dude who does not want to be a counselor, an alien, and a brawl for it all boxing match between two summer camps, one regular and a military type one. That is the gist of it, and if you are wondering, yes the alien is friendly and probably inserted thanks to the success of E.T. two years prior. Bill Murray is not in this movie and can you blame him, while they made this movie he was making Ghostbusters. Instead they got Richard Mulligan, who I like in some roles, not this one. They also begin easing this series of movies into more of a teen sex series, but only lightly in this one.


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