We always say the best music, movies and TV shows have all been made, we’re here to help you remember them all.
1979’s “Meatballs” is proof of that.
This comedy was Bill Murray’s first excursion into movies. Surely, anyone who went to summer camp can identify with this movie. The film was Ivan Reitman’s directorial debut. Murray and Reitman would go on to work together on Stripes (1981) and Ghostbusters (1984). The late great Harold Ramis was also a writer on the film and, as you know, Murray and Ramis would go on to massive hits in the 80s including Ghostbusters and more.
Meatballs wound up becoming the highest-grossing Canadian film of all time in the United States and Canada. The movie won the Golden Reel Award as well.
Meatballs went on to gross over 70 million dollars on a budget of less than 2 million dollars. Not a bad return on your investment. There were sequels but they shall remain on the pay-no-mind list, they were just terrible, like Godfather III. Ya just can’t acknowledge them.
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