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The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

 -  Comedy | Family | Musical  -  13 July 1984 (USA)
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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. Julias 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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Storyline

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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Die Muppets erobern Manhattan  »

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Film debut of veteran stage and television actress Linda Lavin. See more »

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When Kermit 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

Ronnie Crawford: Well I told you... I want to do something different!
Bernard Crawford: So put some Jell-O down your pants!
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William Tell Overture
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Performed by Jerry Nelson, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, and Steve Whitmire
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great muppet movie...
27 December 2002 | by (amsterdam, holland) – See all my reviews

i love this film. the songs and story lines are great fun. and the song "saying goodbye" always moves me. what a brilliant thing to do to bring puppets to life, in a way that you actually care about these things made of cloth and fabric and whatever. great voices and great talent. why were all the other muppet films that came after this one so much less interesting, moving and funny? is it that mr. henson is just so very missed?


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