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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

In the opening, Diana Rigg (Lady Holiday) who starred in the James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), is leaving the jewelry store that is called "Bond". See more »

Goofs

At the Happiness Hotel everyone keeps saying there's no kitchen and no food. However, when Beauregard drives through the lobby, the Swedish Chef comes out of the kitchen with food. See more »

Quotes

Beauregard: Takes awhile to get to know the town.
Fozzie: How long have you lived in London?
Beauregard: All my life.
Kermit: How come you don't have an English accent?
Beauregard: Hey, I'm lucky to have a driver's license!
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Crazy Credits

When the final copyright credits appear, Gonzo appears under them and says "Whoa, wait, don't go home yet. Say cheese!" Gonzo then takes a picture of the whole audience and the screen goes black when he takes it because the flashbulb "blinded" the audience. After the screen goes black, Gonzo's voice is heard saying, "I'll send you each a copy." See more »

Connections

Featured in The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

The Muppet Fight Song
Music and Lyrics by Joe Raposo
Performed by Chorus
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A really good, fun movie
15 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

For kids, this film is like a kind of methadone for the heroin that is known as Pokemon (in other words, watch the muppets to get off of Pokemon even though there is no comparison to the muppets). For some of us adults who grew up with the muppets, and this movie in particular, it's a kind of small-scale piece of homage heaven. This is a fun movie, plain and simple, which parents won't find too bad either. Story takes the trio (Kermit, Fozzie and the Great Gonzo) to London as journalists who have to investigate dastardly jewelry robberies. There's plenty of great gags, horribly awesome puns, the cool flavor of the 'Jewel of the North Atlantic', and a few cameos (John Cleese and Peter Ustinov notably) surrounded by the nut-house that is the muppet world make this a near must see. The musical numbers, by the way, are close to perfect. Jim Henson's first feature length film as director is close to being his best, though not quite.


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