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Meatballs

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Bill Muray & Chris Makepeace in a still from Meatballs scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.

99 minutes – Comedy
Release date: June 28, 1979
Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Ivan Reitman`s follow-up to the hugely successful National Lampoon’s Animal House (which he co-produced) is less frantic and more sentimental but definitely in the same mold. Relying on juvenile, bawdy humour and the hip, anti-establishment attitude of Animal House, Meatballs is set in a summer camp for misfits overseen by head counsellor Bill Murray in his first starring role. His motivational rallying cry to his team of losers as they take on an opposing team from a rich kid’s camp is: ‘It just doesn’t matter!’ Despite its critical drubbing, Meatballs remains one of the most popular Canadian films of all time and spawned two dreadful sequels. – Essential Guide to Canadian Film
The production still and poster were scanned from originals in the Northernstars Collection.



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Crew:
Producer:

Dan Goldberg

Executive Producer:

John Dunning
André Link

Associate Producer:

Lawrence Nesis

Director:

Ivan Reitman

Screenwriter:

Len Blum
Dan Goldberg
Harold Ramis
Janis Allen

Cinematographer:

Donald Wilder

Editor:

Debra Karen

Composer:

Elmer Bernstein

Art Director:

David Charles

Cast:Roles:

Bill Murray
Harvey Atkin
Kate Lynch
Russ Banham
Kristine DeBell
Sarah Torgov
Jack Blum
Keith Knight
Cindy Girling
Todd Hoffman
Margot Pinvidic
Matt Craven
Norma Dell’Agnese
Chris Makepeace
Michael Kirby
Greg Swanson
Ron Barry
Paul Boyle
Vince Guerriero
Jim McLarty
Heather Preece
Ruth Rennie
Alison Diver
Valerie Fersht
Allan Levson
Patrick Hynes
Hadley Kay
Bill Kishonti
Peter Hume
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