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The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

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Kermit and his friends go to New York City to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Waldorf / Swedish Chef / Ernie / Granny / Horse & Carriage Rider / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman (voice)
... Miss Piggy / Fozzie / Animal / Bert / Cookie Monster / Ocean Breeze Soap Board Member / Sam the Eagle (voice)
... Gonzo / Chester the Rat / Bill the Frog / Zoot / Beauregard / Jim the Dog / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Penguin (voice)
... Rizzo the Rat / Gill the Frog / Baby Kermit / Chicken / College Student in Audience / Dog (voice)
... Scooter / Statler / Janice / Beaker / Dog (voice)
... Camilla / Lew Zealand / Floyd / Bear / Chicken / Crazy Harry / Dog / Dr. Julius Strangepork / Granny / Penguin / Pops (voice)
... Jenny
... Ronnie Crawford
... Pete
... Bernard Crawford
... Mr. Skeffington
... Martin Price / Murray Plotsky
... Roller Skater
... Kermit's Doctor
... Perfume Saleswoman
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Storyline

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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13 July 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Muppet Movie III  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,416,022, 15 July 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,534,703
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Trivia

One of the rats is introduced as "Tatooey", thus making him, not only Tatooey the rat, but also "Rat Tatooey" which is a play on the word "ratatouille", which is the name of a traditional French dish. See more »

Goofs

When Miss Piggy karate chops Kermit into a chair and he finally snaps out of his amnesia, he hits the chair upside down. This would've required Kermit to turn 180 degrees still facing everybody as he's flying towards it, which would be impossible due to the laws of physics. See more »

Quotes

Audience Member: That doesn't sound like the William Tell Overture to me...
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Crazy Credits

After the final credits roll, you can hear Animal say "Bye Bye, Bye Bye, Bye Bye...Hasta Luego" See more »

Connections

Followed by Kermit's Swamp Years (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Not their best
9 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is my least-favorite of the three Muppet movies of the Henson era. There just isn't enough Muppets. Most of the gang leaves during the very beginning and it's all about Kermit, Piggy and Rizzo. Great characters, yes, but without the whole wacky ensemble it's just not the same. That, and the film is kind of just reinforcing what happened in the original Muppet movie, only replacing Hollywood with Broadway.

Don't get me wrong, it's an enjoyable movie, but it's not grade 'A' muppet material.


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