1979 • PG • Comedy, International
Bill Murray as the wacky camp counselor you always wanted.
WHY WE PICKED IT: This classic screwball comedy launched the careers of both its director, Ivan Reitman, and its then-new-to-film star, Bill Murray.
Bill Murray is Tripper Harrison, head counselor at a budget summer camp called Camp North Star who, over the course of one summer, leads a bevy of misfit counselors, takes the anxious 11-year-old anxious loner, Rudy, under his wing, and preps the practical joke loving campers for the annual Olympiad of the wealthier and athletically superior residents of the rival Camp Mohawk.
DIRECTOR: Ivan Reitman
CAST: Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin, Kate Lynch, Russ Banham, Kristine DeBell, Sarah Torgov