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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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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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22 June 1979 (USA)  »

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As Aventuras dos Marretas  »

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$76,657,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Jim Henson spent an entire day in a 50-gallon steel drum submerged in a pond for the opening scene of Kermit in the swamp. See more »

Goofs

The colors of Gonzo's balloons change and rearrange during his flight. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Statler: I'm Statler.
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Gate Guard: Gentlemen, that's straight ahead. Private screening room D.
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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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America The Beautiful
Traditional, arranged by Ian Freebairn-Smith
Performed by Frank Oz
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More entertaining than humanly possible
25 October 2000 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

Like all the Muppet movies, this movie is aimed at children. But that doesn't mean it's only for children. Heck, kids probably won't even get most of the jokes. The Muppet Movie is probably the best of the series. This one had a certain charm to it that the others never realized. This movie had great songs and humor for all ages. To think, people thought the Muppets wouldn't succeed on the big screen.


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