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Meatballs Part II (1984)

Meatballs Part II (1984)

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There have been almost enough Meatballs to make a plate of spaghetti, but this entry about a decisive boxing match between two youth camps is basically inedible without Bill Murray to add the necessary zest, as he did in the original Meatballs. "The Flash" (John Mengatti) is out on probation but has to serve time at Camp Sasquatch as a counselor-in-training (!) as a part of the probation terms. There, he meets the super-innocent Cheryl (Kim Richards), adding interest to his job, but none of the characters in Camp Sasquatch or its rival Camp Patton add much interest to the film. Hershey (Hamilton Camp) is the one-dimensional fascist who runs the militaristic Camp Patton and sure enough, his aide-de-camp is a closet gay (John Larroquette). (Paul Reubens) of Pee Wee Herman fame is a minor player, Richard Mulligan is Giddy (an apt name for his character) and when these oddballs are combined with a strange- looking alien and the final boxing match that will save Camp Sasquatch if only The Flash can win, the pastiche is somewhat hard to digest. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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Cast

Archie Hahn III
as Jamie/Voice of Meathead
John Mengatti
as Armand `Flash' Carducci
Paul Reubens
as Albert/Hara Krishna
Corey Feldman
as Ricky Wade
Paige French
as Jennifer
Nancy Glass
as Daughter
Patti Kirkpatrick
as Dibble Mother
Jack Nance
as Neil Peterson
Christy Thom
as Hillary
Scott Nemes
as Butterball
Felix Silla
as Foxglove
Vic Martinez
as Indian Chief
Donald Gibb
as Mad Dog
Michael Morrison
as Debbie Father
Joe Nipote
as Boomer
Joaquín Martínez
as Indian Chief
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Critic Reviews for Meatballs Part II

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Pallid writing, awkward acting, familiar situations and tired jokes make the morons, wimps and losers of ''Meatballs Part II'' easy to pass up.

June 17, 2015 | Full Review…
New York Times
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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.

June 17, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Meatballs Part II

A horrible sequel to a fun movie, I was really disappointed, and I hadn't even expected much from it in the first place. It's just stupid.

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