Cinema: Animal Bunk

MEATBALLS

Directed by Ivan Reitman Written by Len Blum, Dan Goldberg, Janis Allen and Harold Ramis

One of the happier developments on NBC's Saturday Night Live this past season was the unleashing of Bill Murray. A latecomer to the Not Ready for Prime Time Players, Murray had broken into the show by serving as unofficial second banana to the stars, John Belushi, Dan Ackroyd and Gilda Radner. When he finally seized centerstage, he stopped being a straight man and became a live —or maybe frazzled—wire. Murray is a master of comic insincerity. He...

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