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The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

G  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  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 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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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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The scene where Kermit the Frog graduates from college was filmed at Vassar College in New York. Director Frank Oz wanted it shot in front of the most academic looking building on the campus: the dining hall. See more »

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[Kermit, suffering from amnesia, doesn't remember he is engaged to Miss Piggy]
Kermit the Frog: Me? In love with a pig? Wait 'til I tell the guys in marketing.
[laughing]
Kermit the Frog: Maybe you expected me to go HOG-wild? Perhaps you could bring home the BACON! Ahhh... the sounds of love: su-EEEEE! Oink, oink!
Miss Piggy: Cancel the show! Hi-yah!
[Karate chops Kermit]
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Follows The Muppet Movie (1979) See more »

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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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The Best of the Muppet Films.
22 September 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very fun and impressive third Muppet movie has our heroes leaving college to make it big on Broadway in New York. Once again cameos and fun songs make up the film that re-captures the charm that "The Muppet Movie" had, but lost with "The Great Muppet Caper". There is also a little drama too though as Kermit gets in an accident and ends up suffering from a case of amnesia. Perfect for all audiences, the kiddies should gobble this one up with furious force. 4 stars out of 5.


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