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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

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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)  »

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Muppet Movie III  »

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Trivia

Jim Henson initially planned to film the project in late spring 1983. Having directed The Great Muppet Caper (1981) and The Dark Crystal (1982) back-to-back, Henson decided to serve as the producer along with David Lazer. Upon selecting Frank Oz to handle directorial duties, Henson stated, "I was looking at the year ahead and I thought my life was very busy and I thought maybe it was a time to have Frank directing one of these." See more »

Goofs

Kermit should have known Miss Piggy wasn't going far - the train she leaves on is the Erie Lackawanna Railroad which was a local railroad servicing only New Jersey. Erie Lackawanna shut down in 1983 when it was taken over by New Jersey Transit Corporation. See more »

Quotes

Fozzie Bear: Hey, Kermit. Can our friends watch the show from backstage?
Kermit the Frog: What? No! No, they cannot watch the show from backstage. That's it! That's what's been missing from the show! That's what we need! More frogs and dogs and bears and chickens and... and whatever! You're not gonna watch the show, you're gonna be in the show! Come on, everyone!
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Crazy Credits

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Connections

Followed by A Muppet Family Christmas (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Waiting for the Wedding
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Moss
Performed by Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, and Kathryn Mullen
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Not their best
9 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is my least-favorite of the three Muppet movies of the Henson era. There just isn't enough Muppets. Most of the gang leaves during the very beginning and it's all about Kermit, Piggy and Rizzo. Great characters, yes, but without the whole wacky ensemble it's just not the same. That, and the film is kind of just reinforcing what happened in the original Muppet movie, only replacing Hollywood with Broadway.

Don't get me wrong, it's an enjoyable movie, but it's not grade 'A' muppet material.


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