By Ivan Reitman

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1979-06-29
  • Advisory Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1h 33min
  • Director: Ivan Reitman
  • Production Company: Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC)
  • Production Country: Canada
  • iTunes Price: USD 5.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 242 Ratings


Bill Murray is at his hilarious best in this classic comedy that’s “Animal House goes to summer camp” (Newsweek). Murray plays Tripper, the wisecracking, rule-bending head counselor at Camp North Star. Whether playing pranks on Camp North Star’s clueless director, wooing a female counselor, or scheming against the rich brats of a rival camp, Tripper delivers fun and mayhem in a laugh-filled summer his campers will remember forever!



  • Boring and not funny

    By Pushba
    If you’re looking for a funny raunchy camp movie, then skip this movie. The old camp movies were funny and raunchy. This was a rated G movie with no plot. I regret buying this movie and wasting my time watching it.
  • Fun Slapstick

    By UndeadPup
    Classic slapstick comedy
  • Ugh

    By B.Dick
    Is this really what launched a career? Horrible by modern standards of acting, comedy and character development
  • One of the Top Ten Comedies Ever

    By InTheNameOfaJebus
    Meatballs is a great movie. This is Bill Murray's first movie, and he doesn't disappoint. He plays the insane, wacky counselor Tripper who helps one of the kids fit in through wacky antics. The other counselors at camp are perfect for Tripper because the chemistry between all of them really shows and it's heartwarming and hilarious. I love the insanity Bill Murray brings to Tripper. He has a bunch of memorable quotes and tons of hilarious scenes. He has this looniness he uses for Tripper and its great. I myself would love to be like Tripper because he's awesome. This is a very underrated film, and I don't know why. Bill Murray is great in this film with a great and funny supporting cast. Plus this film gives you great ideas for summer. every time I see it, I say, "Man, I would love to do that this summer" And it's great because it's realistically possible. All in all, this film is great. This is definitely one of the best comedies of all time!
  • Bill Murray at his best

    By snowdog83
    I love this movie. Funny and heartwarming. You can't go two minutes without laughing out loud. It is Bill Murray at his best.

    By Person of Few Words
    An absolute fun fest. One of Bill Murray's most underrated movies. It is a complete shock to me how little people know of its existence. This is a very funny movie. Afterall it stars Bill Murray, and was co-written by Harold Ramis.