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194 Ratings


Directed by Ivan Reitman
Canada, 1979


Summer Camp highjinks centered around a camp counselor with a wacky sense of humor. He tries to help the campers have a good time. One camper named Rudy poses a particular challenge as he has a self-esteem problem

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Meatballs Directed by Ivan Reitman

Awards & Festivals

Genie Awards

1980 | 3 wins including: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

1980 | 6 nominations including: Best Motion Picture

Critics reviews

Surprising how sincere—dare I say, how Canadian?—much of it plays, especially since the warm fuzzies extend all the way to Bill Murray; there’s something disarming about seeing his sarcastic-slobbo persona inflected with tender compassion, even if some of his scenes with sad-eyed Chris Makepeace smack of afterschool-special.
July 03, 2012
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