With Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin, Russ Banham, Kristine DeBell, Chris Makepeace, Kate Lynch, Sarah Torgov, Matt Craven, Cindy Girling, Keith Knight, Margot Pinvidic, Michael Kirby, Norma Dell'Agnese, Jack Blum, Todd Hoffman, Greg Swanson, Ron Barry, Paul Boyle, Vince Guerriero, Jim McLarty
Meatballs is a 1979 Canadian comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman. It is noted for Bill Murray's first film appearance in a starring role and for launching Reitman into a distinguished career of financially successful comedies including Stripes and Ghostbusters, both starring Murray. The film also introduced child actor Chris Makepeace in the role of Rudy Gerner. It was followed by several sequels, of which only Meatballs III: Summer Job had any connection to the original.