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The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

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Kermit, Gonzo, and Fozzie are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Swedish Chef / Waldorf / The Muppet Newsman / Zeke / Man having Snapshot in Restaurant (voice)
... Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Animal / Sam the Eagle / Gramps / Swedish Chef (voice)
... The Great Gonzo / Beauregard / Zoot / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Lobbuck Lou (voice)
... Floyd Pepper / Pops / Lew Zealand / Crazy Harry / Louis Kazager / Slim Wilson / CB Voice / Man in Park (voice)
... Scooter / Statler / Sweetums / Janice / Beaker / Bubba / Monster (uncredited) / Cab Driver (uncredited) (voice)
... Nicky Holiday
... Lady Holiday
... Neville
... British Gentleman
... Truck Driver
... Mike Tarkanian
... Rizzo the Rat / Lips (voice)
Louise Gold ... Muppet Performer / Annie Sue Pig / Lou
... Muppet Performer / Chickens / Gaffer the Cat
Bob Payne ... Muppet Performer
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Storyline

Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. Kermit meets and falls in love with her secretary, Miss Piggy. The jewel thieves strike again, and this time, frame Miss Piggy. It's up to Kermit and Muppets to bring the real culprits to justice. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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Release Date:

26 June 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La gran aventura de los Muppets  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,968,990, 28 June 1981, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$31,206,251
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The girl in the park who thinks Kermit is a bear is Christine Nelson, daughter of Muppeteer Jerry Nelson (with whom she appears in the scene). Christine suffered from cystic fibrosis throughout her short life, and finally succumbed to the disease in 1982, one year after the film debuted. See more »

Goofs

The voice over the CB radio when Piggy radios in clearly has an American accent. See more »

Quotes

Pops: [banging on bathroom door] Hey! What's goin' on in there? Lotta folks out here need to use the restroom!
Kermit: Well, we're developing these pictures, we'll be out as soon as we finish. We're trying to catch a jewel thief.
Fozzie: A jewel thief!
Pops: Well, catch him in another room, people are dancing up and down on one leg out here!
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Crazy Credits

In a parody of the MGM Studios logo, this film opens with Animal roaring like the MGM lion. He then proceeds to devour the surrounding title card. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Happiness Hotel
Music and Lyrics by Joe Raposo
Performed by Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Steve Whitmire, Jim Henson,
Frank Oz, and Dave Goelz
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That's a frog. Bears wear hats.
25 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

The Great Muppet Caper is great family movie. They're are very good songs in this movie and it's just as witty as the others. Features several cameos (John Cleese, Oscar the Grouch). I love the seen where the Muppets are going over the check list of items. Priceless. One of the best.


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