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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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Details

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 film was never intended as a sequel to Meatballs. When the studio picked it up they changed the name to Meatballs Part II, much to the surprise of director 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

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Zaat! (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

We've Been Waiting for the Summer
Music by Ken Harrison
Lyrics by Hermine Hilton
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User Reviews

if you're into silliness...
2 October 2000 | by mcfly-31See all my reviews

If you laugh at this flick will all depend on how silly you're willing to let a film stretch. There are several practical jokes, mishaps in the woods and kids who operate like they're in their mid 20's (like Hervey's candy bar dealer). The cast is huge, but as one IMDBer said, Kim Richards is a big standout because shes absolutely GORGEOUS! But everyone else does a nice job, too. Mulligan is friendly enough, Mengatti's a good badass, Nepote a great dope boxer and I loved the alien. His voice was cute and his antics interesting enough. The most versatile part went to Paul "Pee-Wee Herman" Ruebens who serves four different capacities in the film as a bus driver, a disc jockey, some sort of Hare Krishna and in the end a referee. I actually enjoyed this more than the first film, simply because this one had more going on in its ninety minutes. And when each summer rolls around I cant help but do the lyrics to the great theme song of the film. But just like in the first movie, it all comes down to if you think over the top silly is funny enough for you.


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