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The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

Kermit and his friends go to New York to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Waldorf / Swedish Chef / Ernie / Granny / Horse & Carriage Rider / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman (voice)
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Miss Piggy / Fozzie / Animal / Bert / Cookie Monster / Ocean Breeze Soap Board Member / Sam the Eagle (voice)
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Gonzo / Chester the Rat / Bill the Frog / Zoot / Beauregard / Jim the Dog / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Penguin (voice)
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Rizzo the Rat / Gill the Frog / Baby Kermit / Chicken / College Student in Audience / Dog (voice)
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Scooter / Statler / Janice / Beaker / Dog (voice)
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Camilla / Lew Zealand / Floyd / Bear / Chicken / Crazy Harry / Dog / Dr. Julius Strangepork / Granny / Penguin / Pops (voice)
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Martin Price / Murray Plotsky
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Roller Skater
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Kermit's Doctor
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Perfume Saleswoman
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The Muppets graduate from college and decide to take their senior revue on the road. They hit the streets of Manhattan trying to sell their show to producers, finally finding one young and idealistic enough to take their show. After several mishaps and much confusion, things begin to come together for them. Written by Jan Bednarczuk <bednarczuk@nwu.edu>

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13 July 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Muppet Movie III  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,416,022 (USA) (15 July 1984)

Gross:

$25,534,703 (USA)
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Trivia

When one of the rats is greasing the grill by skating on it with pats of butter on his feet, the effects crew tried several ways to get the proper sizzling effect. In the end, actual butter on a hot surface worked just fine. See more »

Goofs

When Kermit the Frog plays "All Together Again" with the glasses of water, the cups with more water produce a higher sound. In reality, it's the opposite. See more »

Quotes

[after contorting Kermit's legs, arm and mouth]
Kermit's Doctor: No doubt about it; you've got amnesia.
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Crazy Credits

After the final credits roll, you can hear Animal say "Bye Bye, Bye Bye, Bye Bye...Hasta Luego" See more »

Connections

Follows The Great Muppet Caper (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Gonna Always Love You
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Moss
Performed by Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, and Dave Goelz
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I'll Take the Muppets!
29 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jim Henson's Muppets were a favorite of mine since childhood. This film makes me feel like a kid again. Okay, the Muppets are back with Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog and their friends. The premise is that they are trying to get on Broadway in a musical show in where else but New York City. You will see cameos by the then New York City Mayor Ed Koch. Anyway, the film turns 25 this year and I hope the kids of today will learn to appreciate the lightheartedness of the Muppets Gang. The problem with the show is Kermit goes missing and the gang has to find him in New York City. It's worth watching for kids and even sentimental adults like myself.


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