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MEATBALLS

(1979)
93 mins | Bullying | Classics | Comedy |
Provincial Ratings
NewfoundlandPG
Nova ScotiaNR
P.E.I.NR
New BrunswickNR
QuebecG
OntarioPG
ManitobaPG
SaskatchewanPG
AlbertaNR
British ColumbiaPG
Northwest TerritoriesNR
NunavutNR
YukonPG

Director: Ivan Reitman

Writer(s): Len Blum, Dan Goldberg, Janis Allen, Harold Ramis

Star(s): ill Murray, Harvey Atkin, Kate Lynch, Jack Blum, Chris Makepeace

Synopsis:

This ode to summer camp is a true Canadian classic and features Bill Murray in his first starring role. He plays Tripper, a prankster and a flirt 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.

I was ecstatic to see “Spaz” from Meatballs. It was truly an amazing experience.
— Grade 10 student, The Woodlands School, Mississauga, ON

  • ESL

About the Director

Ivan Reitman

An Officer of the Order of Canada, director/ producer Reitman’s hit films include Ghostbusters, Animal House and Kindergarten Cop. His producing credits include the 2016 Ghostbusters remake, Trailer Park Boys: The Movie, Beethoven and I Love You, Man. He also produced the upcoming film Bastards and is directing Summer of Love.

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Lesson Plans Available for this title:
  • English - 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Music - 9, 10, 11, 12

Screening Language Options:
  • English Language with French Subtitles

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