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Muppets from Space (1999)

 -  Family | Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  14 July 1999 (USA)
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Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. He is kidnapped and it's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help reunite him with his long-lost family.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gonzo / Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf / The Birdman (voice)
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Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Cosmic Fish #1 / Rainbow / Miss Piggy (assistant) (voice)
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Pepe the Prawn / Bobo as Rentro / Johnny Fiama / Bubba the Rat / Cosmic Fish #2 (voice)
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Robin / Statler / Ubergonzo (voice)
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Agent Barker
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Gate Guard
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Storyline

After Gonzo receives messages from his breakfast cereal, he determines that he is an alien and tries to contact his alien brethren, but is captured by an overzealous secret government agency determined to prove the existence of extraterrestrial life. It's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help reunite him with his long-lost family. Written by Tell85

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alien | breakfast | escape | ufo | rat | See more »

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Space. It's not as deep as you think. See more »


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14 July 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Muppets in Space  »

Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£40,651 (UK) (24 December 1999)

Gross:

£1,673,030 (UK) (4 February 2000)
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The band Ween was asked to provide a song for this movie. It was to be for the scene in which Gonzo was sitting on the roof dreaming of where he might have come from. After the song was recorded, it was decided that all of the music in the movie should be funk/soul and they asked Ween to record a remake of "Brick House". They declined. See more »

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Right before Miss Piggy takes on the agent, he takes his glasses off twice. See more »

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Gonzo: I'm an alien!
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One of the Best Muppet Films
8 December 2005 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

To date, I think "Muppets From Space" has been the best of the Muppet films since the first two, "The Great Muppet Caper" and "The Muppet Movie". I believe it's the only one where they don't sing (or maybe they sing very briefly) which is a welcome change of pace. Jeffrey Tambor is hilarious in this movie, as is his sidekick bear. The shrimp is kind of annoying, but he gets some good lines every once in awhile. All the classic Muppets are used to great effect, as usual.

Although some of the magic was lost after Jim Henson died, I prefer this film over his last theatrical Muppet feature, "Muppets Take Manhattan". "Muppets From Space" is the only post-Henson project they've done as yet that recaptures the zany magic of the early films and the TV show. A must-see for the Muppet-curious of all ages.


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