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The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy.

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Storyline

Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. Kermit meets and falls in love with her secretary, Miss Piggy. The jewel thieves strike again, and this time frame Miss Piggy. It's up to Kermit and Muppets to bring the real culprits to justice. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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26 June 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La gran aventura de los Muppets  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,968,990 (USA) (28 June 1981)

Gross:

$31,206,251 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jerry Nelson: man with daughter in the park and the voice on the CB radio of the truck Miss Piggy takes from Peter Ustinov. See more »

Goofs

When Gonzo, Kermit, and Fozzie are thrown out of the plane, they all land in the same area, but since the plane was moving they should be spread far apart. See more »

Quotes

Kermit: What's wrong with the drummer? He looks a little crazed.
Zoot: Oh, he's just upset about missing the Rembrandt exhibit at the National Gallery.
Animal: RENOIR!
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Crazy Credits

At the opening of the film, Kermit, Fozzie, and Gonzo are riding in a hot air balloon and commenting on the opening credits. Sample dialog: "Wow, a lot of people worked on this movie.", "Nobody reads those names anyway, do they?", "Sure. They all have families." See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

The Muppet Fight Song
Music and Lyrics by Joe Raposo
Performed by Chorus
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The Muppets Take Big Ben
28 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Anglophile that I am, I love "The Great Muppet Caper," and think I might like it even more than the original "Muppet Movie."

The gang find themselves foiling the plot of a group of crack diamond thieves led by Charles Grodin, and it's a hoot to watch the slick, professional thieves' preparations and actions juxtaposed to the loud, crude antics of the Muppets. There's a pretty funny musical number that finds Miss Piggy ripping off Esther Williams, and another lovely song performed while the entire group goes bike riding. Long before the days of jacked up special effects when anything can be done using a computer, I remember being astounded by the fact that this special effects team could make the Muppets ride bicycles. Ah, what a more innocent time....

Grade: A


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