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The Muppet Movie (1979)

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Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit.

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Storyline

Kermit the Frog is persuaded by agent Dom DeLuise to pursue a career in Hollywood. Along the way, Kermit picks up Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, 'The Great Gonzo', and a motley crew of other Muppets with similar aspirations. Meanwhile, Kermit must elude the grasp of a frog-leg restaurant magnate. Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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More entertaining than humanly possible


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22 June 1979 (USA)  »

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As Aventuras dos Marretas  »

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$76,657,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A dancing Kermit and Fozzie Bear were operated by Jim Henson and Frank Oz in front of a blue screen, and were composited onto a separate reel of the stage. See more »

Goofs

After Miss Piggy saves Kermit and talks on the phone to her manager, you see her hang up the phone. But, as she's standing by Kermit, and about to say goodbye, you can still see the phone receiver in her right hand at the bottom of the frame. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Statler: I'm Statler.
Waldorf: I'm Waldorf. We're here to heckle "The Muppet Movie".
Gate Guard: Gentlemen, that's straight ahead. Private screening room D.
Statler: Private screening?
Waldorf: Yeah, they're afraid to show it in public.
[they laugh as their car proceeds forward]
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Crazy Credits

Over first few credits, Sweetums bursts out of the screen, followed by many Muppet gags See more »

Connections

Edited into The Muppets Go to the Movies (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Going To Go Back There Someday
Music and Lyrics by Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher
Performed by Dave Goelz and Frank Oz
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After this, nothing came close
28 April 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jim Henson's The Muppet Movie is a charming, funny and brilliant film that can be watched AND enjoyed by adults and kids. I feel this is my favorite childhood film because it combines great characters, great story, and great wit that it is irresistable. The plot involves Kermit the frog (puppeteered and voiced by Henson) in his odyssey across America to follow his dream in Hollywood. Along the way, he meets Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo (my favorite), Miss Piggy, Rolf, and DR. Teeth and the electric mayhem.

This film has so many good things I can't even say them. But it is memorable and every time I think of a puppet or muppet, I will think of this film. Look for cameos from Mel Brooks, Dom DeLouise, Paul Williams, Madeline Kahn, Bob Hope, Richard Pryor, Steve martin, Edgar Bergen (and Charlie McCarthey), Elliot Gould, Carol Kane and the great Orson Welles. Excellent and spectacular, one of the best films of the 70's. A++


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