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      Meatballs Part II

      PG 1984 1h 34m Comedy List
      Reviews 24% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Camp Sasquatch will be bought out and closed unless owner Coach Giddy (Richard Mulligan) wins the boxing competition scheduled for the end of the summer. Tough city punk Flash (John Mengatti), who's performing his community service time at the camp, is the coach's best hope. Flash reluctantly offers to help and so must use his raw sparring talents to get a motley group of adolescent misfits into fighting shape, while also trying to win the heart of pretty Cheryl (Tammy Taylor). Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Lawrence Van Gelder New York Times Pallid writing, awkward acting, familiar situations and tired jokes make the morons, wimps and losers of ''Meatballs Part II'' easy to pass up. Jun 17, 2015 Full Review TV Guide The difference between this movie and the original is Bill Murray, whose charm gave the first film its best moments and raised the mediocre plot into something mindless but sweet. Here the characters are stereotypes. Rated: 1/5 Jun 17, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Crom W 87 min. down the drain Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Funnier than the movie that started the comedy franchise, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Yes, Meatballs Part II may have no Bill Murray, but what it does have is Ken Wiederhorn as the director. Somewhere, somehow, someone saw Eyes of a Stranger and Shock Waves and said, that's the guy to make a teen movie. Actually, I'm being silly, because we all know — we do, right? — that Ken also made King Frat and that alone probably qualified him for this. Or punitive damages. Richard Mulligan plays Giddy, the owner of Camp Sasquatch. He's battling Colonel Batjack Hershy (Hamilton Camp, who played the robot in Starcrash), who owns Camp Patton and wants the entire lake for himself. They decide that an end of the summer boxing match is a great way to settle matters, so Giddy recruits an inner-city tough kid named Flash (John Mengatti, Tag: The Assassination Game) for that pugilistic task, but the kid just really wants to crash the custard truck with Cheryl (Kim Richards). Also, of course, the kids at the camp have an alien named Meathead staying with them. He's played by Felix Silla and voiced by Archie Hann, who was one of the Juicy Fruits/Beach Bums/Undead in Phantom of the Paradise. This movie has some decent actors in it, like Misty Row from Hee Haw, John Larroquette, a pre-Pee-Wee Paul Ruebens, Jason Hervey, Elayne Boosler, Tammy Taylor (Don't Go Near the Park), Blackie Dammit and Donald Gibb. Just seeing a few of those names and I knew that I had to watch this. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review william s Bill Murray had enough sense to stir clear of this money grabbing turkey. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Meatballs 2 is unequivocally one of the greatest stories ever told in the history of cinema!!! Period, exclamation point!! It's a story of growth, acceptance, tolerance, love, true friendship, and the loss of innocence... Meathead absolutely makes this movie! How and why Meathead didn't win the Oscar for best actor is one of the grossest injustices in the history of the f*ckin planet!!!!!!!!!! There's a scene at the end, that just absolutely sums up life!!!! When Flash knocks out Ogre and Camp Sasquatch's fans are counting him out, everybody in the camp is going nuts, and there you see Meathead, in his yellow rain parka, with his soft innocent eyes taking in the scene of these strange humans cheering for their camp's warrior to rise victorious and secure the lake rights for Camp Sasquatch for years to come! It's that moment where we know what life is all about! Life is about experiences, trying new things, meeting new people, taking chances, and having fun! And at that moment when you see Meathead standing in the crowd, you simply know - this is what life is about! And Meathead experienced it! Shortly he'll be on his UFO back to his home planet, infused with legions of lessons learned and human experiences that he will now grow, and draw upon for the rest of his days!! A brilliant piece of work... Also, the onscreen romance between Flash and Cheryl brought me to G-damn tears! A young innocent Catholic school girl discovering penises, sex, and a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Poetically, through the power of film, the relationship between Flash and Cheryl takes one back to that moment in adolescents when we learned that life and romance was not a Disney movie, but rather that romance and love is a stolen Playboy and a borrowed copy of Debbie Does Dallas from your best friends dad's secret stash... And it's fitting that Kim Richards plays the role of the innocent Cheryl, as presently Richards causes humanity to lose faith in society more and more each day as she is a real housewife of Beverly Hills - talk about the loss of innocence. Jesus! And how can we forget Flash! The troubled Italian boy who is forced to counsel at Sasquatch as part of a judges sentencing... At first we see an angry, aloof boy who cares nothing for anything but himself. Yet by the end we see him in the boxing ring, fighting it out with a man twice his size to save Camp Sasquatch from Camp Patton across the lake... Honestly though, Flash is just trying to bang Cheryl. Can you blame him though???? Meatballs 2 is one of the finest works of art in the history of the world!!!! You will laugh, you will cry, you will be taken away to your childhood and of friendships and lessons learned!! Do yourself a favor, sit down, turn out all the lights, take your pants off, and watch this movie! You won't regret it! You will be transformed for the better!!! See it!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member There's an E.T in this movie. Do I need to go any further? Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Camp Sasquatch will be bought out and closed unless owner Coach Giddy (Richard Mulligan) wins the boxing competition scheduled for the end of the summer. Tough city punk Flash (John Mengatti), who's performing his community service time at the camp, is the coach's best hope. Flash reluctantly offers to help and so must use his raw sparring talents to get a motley group of adolescent misfits into fighting shape, while also trying to win the heart of pretty Cheryl (Tammy Taylor).
      Director
      Ken Wiederhorn
      Production Co
      Space Productions
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 1, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 34m
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