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Muppets from Space (1999)

Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. But when the men in black kidnap him, it's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help him reunite with his long-lost family.

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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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14 July 1999 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,826,049, 18 July 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,625,807

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,323,612
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Trivia

This film marks the first major role for Pepe the King Prawn in a Muppet movie, as well as the first time that he appears without his Muppets Tonight (1996) cohort, Seymour. See more »

Goofs

One of the "R U There" messages is shown in Hollywood, California. Later, a globe showing the spiral formation of the messages has the western most portion of the spiral east of California. See more »

Quotes

Miss Piggy: Hello! What's a nice man like *you* doing in a guardhouse like *this*?
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Crazy Credits

Pepe the Prawn sings "Flashlight" with George Clinton as the end credits roll. See more »

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Spoofs Men in Black (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Up Offa That Thing
Written by Deanna Brown, Deidra Brown, and Yamma Brown
Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Polydor Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Enjoyable, if not the Muppets best!
13 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

I love Muppets Treasure Island and Muppets Christmas Carol, mainly because I love Tim Curry, and Michael Caine was amazing as Scrooge, and I have always loved the Muppet Movie and Muppets Take Manhatton. In fact the only Muppet movie I don't really like is Muppets Wizard of Oz. Muppets From Space, while not as good as the older Muppet movies, is certainly enjoyable. One thing I didn't particularly like though was the soundtrack, a bit too 1970s style, and because of this, I was never too sure what time period the film was supposed to be. The plot of the film is very original, though you would assume the Muppets went to space without having read the plot line, and the jokes are funny, if less inspired than something from the Muppet Movie. It isn't quite true to the style of the older Muppet movies, but the film does try to and almost succeeds. The story focuses on Gonzo, and his story was very heartwarming. Any scene with Miss Piggy who I love is priceless, and Jeffrey Tambor makes the most of his role as Ed, the paranoid operative. I also liked the contributions from F.Murray Abraham, Andie McDowell, The Sweedish Chef and The Bear Sidekick.Nice also to see Kermit, Rizzo and Fozzie, not to mention Sam the Eagle, in short all your favourite Muppets, though the best scene is the beginning, not to mention the sandwich scene. Overall, enjoyable, not their best, but I do like it. 7/10 Bethany Cox.


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