The Muppet Movie (1979)

G  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  22 June 1979 (USA)
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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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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 <>

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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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Cameo: Richard Pryor appears in the movie handing out balloons. See more »


When Fozzie and Kermit the Frog are about to confront Gonzo in his truck, Kermit says, "Fozzie look at that funny little truck!" in which Fozzie responds, "Yeah...cute, huh?" But if you look at the mirror in the car, you can clearly see that Fozzie's mouth remains closed. See more »


[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

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Referenced in Muppet*vision 3-D (1991) See more »


Movin' Right Along
Music and Lyrics by Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher
Performed by Jim Henson 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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