July 21, 2008, 3:41 a.m. CST
Always loved this movie. Hell it has the "Wheres The Beef" lady in it as well.
July 21, 2008, 3:46 a.m. CST
by Han Ol' Buddy
Classic 80's. Especially when the clothes start getting in on the action. I used to watch this on cable as a kid. The part when Fred Willard's character gets the woman to drink two bottles of vegetable oil and run on the highway was always funny. I know I'm missing a bunch of stuff...
July 21, 2008, 3:55 a.m. CST
Are you ready for the Hot times? (sorry, last time...) Watching MV before Meatballs is like watching Agent for H.A.R.M. before Goldfinger.
July 21, 2008, 4:04 a.m. CST
you must be hungry Quint. All I can remember is the anti-gravity scene. "the first time should be special / memorable"...or something.
July 21, 2008, 4:10 a.m. CST
Maybe it's a guilty pleasure, but this movie holds a definite spot in my 1980's-lovin' heart. Gotta love the old blind lady drunkenly shouting: "Yeeeaaaaaahhhh, fuck 'em!!!"
July 21, 2008, 4:19 a.m. CST
You pointed out the obvious in alittle too harsh way man.I saw this back in the 80s when Police Academy was the shit and no it was NOT getting old when it came out,it was funny as hell and it still is funny today.
July 21, 2008, 4:22 a.m. CST
Where the review for the 1980s classic HUNK AND ELECTRIC DREAMS??
July 21, 2008, 4:28 a.m. CST
An old man gets his nuts smashed by a runaway bowling ball in this! That shit's straight out of Wodehouse.
July 21, 2008, 5:08 a.m. CST
"I'm going back to get the rest of the carcass off the road." <p>James Keach. VACATION. Classic.
July 21, 2008, 6:06 a.m. CST
this movie is kinda funny but more so just a good peice of nostalgia for me and one to own becauser of Tilly.
July 21, 2008, 6:31 a.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
with Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, and oh yeah the kid who went from Little House on the Prairie to JAG, which spun of NCIS which stars Harmon - Patrick Laborteaux. Man, that guy put on weight from his late teens. He went from cool to geeky. Usually the reverse is true.
July 21, 2008, 6:49 a.m. CST
by the power of GREYSKULL
I just saw the bit with the really obviously gay cop arm wrestling with the lead - who leans over and plants one on him so he can win while the gay cop is pretending to be all disgusted - but I was having lunch so I had to turn off... <p> From the makers of Police Academy alright
July 21, 2008, 7:30 a.m. CST
by Herb West
When I move. Great 80's flick.
July 21, 2008, 7:38 a.m. CST
by Cletus Van Damme
I think that was him I saw during A&E's marathon yesterday.
July 21, 2008, 7:43 a.m. CST
Come on Quint! All you could think of was the where's the beef lady? How about the puppet show on wheels in the beginning of the movie? Or the parade at the end in which Sally Kellerman says "Get off me you friggin duck!" This movie is hilarious. Give it another spin.
July 21, 2008, 7:46 a.m. CST
by Cletus Van Damme
...on Mad Men, I mean.
July 21, 2008, 8 a.m. CST
by Sailor Rip
I'll take it over any Police Academy any day. What if the horror freak in this movie got together with Chainsaw from Summer School and made a buddy comedy. Did your socks just get blown right the fuck through your shoes?
July 21, 2008, 8:02 a.m. CST
version of James Keach's role here. With better anger management skills. Also, the shot of John Murray driving and jamming to music with his head through the steering wheel, priceless.
July 21, 2008, 8:45 a.m. CST
And let's not forget Brian Doyle Murray. I remember Joel as the schlubby best friend on Dharma and Greg, which, yes, I only watched for Miss Elfman.
July 21, 2008, 8:51 a.m. CST
Meatballs and Cast A Giant Shadow...Bill Murray doesn't do a Kirk Douglas impression does he?
July 21, 2008, 8:55 a.m. CST
"Spaz...Spaz...Spaz...Spaz..." The crowd gently chants his name as Spaz balances an egg on a spoon. A scene rivaled only by the finale of "Rocky" in the annals of inspirational scenes.
July 21, 2008, 9:11 a.m. CST
I'm pretty sure that Elmer Bernstein is the link, having scored both films. <br><br> Mention of Joel Murray gets me to thinking about ONE CRAZY SUMMER. Funny movie.
July 21, 2008, 9:15 a.m. CST
I love this movie. Jennifer Tilly was actually kind of hot in it. I watched this film too many times to count when i was young.
July 21, 2008, 9:15 a.m. CST
When they all got their driver's licence and end up in a mass crash, right before the school or something like that (That was a spoiler). It's been a while since I saw it on TV.
July 21, 2008, 11:04 a.m. CST
while my parents were at work. Man I loved that movie. The Fred Willard "engine repair" scene is a classic. Oddly enough, I think this movie WAS my Police Academy because I only saw Citizens On Patrol when I was a kid... I didn't see the first P.A. film until I was a teenager... so maybe that's why I loved MV so much.
July 21, 2008, 11:55 a.m. CST
I saw this movie in the 80s and it was mediocre then and it's mediocre now.
July 21, 2008, 12:03 p.m. CST
One: "It's not like she's a rocket scientist." (and then the payoff)<br> <br> Two: The very end of the film, Murray is driving home after they all got their licenses (undeservedly, if memory serves) and they have all been pulled over already.
July 21, 2008, 12:32 p.m. CST
Towards the end, where the car crashes and the duck flies off in slow-motion and says something like 'holy shit'.
July 21, 2008, 1:49 p.m. CST
Indiana Jones?" Den-den-den-da, Den-den-da-da.... Classic!
July 21, 2008, 2:15 p.m. CST
by Sailor Rip
Love that part. Then he makes that face to try and look like the picture. Classic.
July 21, 2008, 2:39 p.m. CST
Lot of funny stuff. Why didn't this Murray Brother every make it big?? He was very clever in this.
July 21, 2008, 3:31 p.m. CST
by slappy jones
July 21, 2008, 3:41 p.m. CST
*sigh* Gods, she was hot. The very idea that she was treated like a hound on "Bosom Buddies" disturbed me. Hey, guys! She's fat, but look at that gorgeous face! And she wants you so bad she'll probably do the ice cube trick on the first date!
July 21, 2008, 6:43 p.m. CST
by otm shank
as the hot-headed police chief that Keech keeps pissing off.
July 21, 2008, 11:11 p.m. CST
by Mace Tofu
a friday afternoon at the movies when it first came out. I also don't have it in my movie collection so that says something...
July 21, 2008, 11:22 p.m. CST
... probably more than it deserves, but enough that I picked up the DVD when I saw it for dirt cheap. There's a lot worse out there when it comes to "movies that aren't very good."
July 22, 2008, 12:05 a.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
And being a sick sadistic fuck the scene where they humiliate her by having her play a character who drank two quarts of oil and then had to try not to shit in her panties actually turned me on a little in a really disturbing way.<p>But there was an even worse moment once in an interview when she was telling a reporter that she was dying of cancer and was worried about who'd take care of her child and his reply was "What was it like working with Tom Hanks" and she gave him this disgusted "oh you stupid fuck" look. Really, some people's journalists.<p>Agree with the above comments - she was incredibly sexy. That face, those lips, that cleavage.
July 22, 2008, 1:11 a.m. CST
by Bob Cryptonight
"...the tough get going in their pants." I love this movie! It is my favorite of all "stupid" movies (where the jokes are so stupid that they make me laugh). The audio-commentary on the DVD is really interesting (the movie was an attempt to make a POLICE ACADEMY movie without bothering to hire any of those guys or feature "police" or an "academy" in prominent roles. Plus, no kidding, the director claims it was supposed to take place "in the near future"...?). I also love auto mechanic Fred Willard's deadpan delivery of all those lines that Wendy Jo Sperber supposedly confuses with a doctor's office examination. Boy, I sure miss her...
July 23, 2008, 12:43 a.m. CST
by the milf lover
I havent seen it in almost 20 years, but it was funny as hell! I had no idea it was even available on dvd!