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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.

Director:

Frank Oz

Writers:

Tom Patchett (story by), Jay Tarses (story by) | 3 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Henson ... Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Waldorf / Swedish Chef / Ernie / Granny / Horse & Carriage Rider / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman (voice)
Frank Oz ... Miss Piggy / Fozzie / Animal / Bert / Cookie Monster / Ocean Breeze Soap Board Member / Sam the Eagle (voice)
Dave Goelz ... Gonzo / Chester the Rat / Bill the Frog / Zoot / Beauregard / Jim the Dog / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Penguin (voice)
Steve Whitmire ... Rizzo the Rat / Gill the Frog / Baby Kermit / Chicken / College Student in Audience / Dog (voice)
Richard Hunt ... Scooter / Statler / Janice / Beaker / Dog (voice)
Jerry Nelson ... Camilla / Lew Zealand / Floyd / Bear / Chicken / Crazy Harry / Dog / Dr. Julius Strangepork / Granny / Penguin / Pops (voice)
Juliana Donald ... Jenny
Lonny Price ... Ronnie Crawford
Louis Zorich ... Pete
Art Carney ... Bernard Crawford
James Coco ... Mr. Skeffington
Dabney Coleman ... Martin Price / Murray Plotsky
Gregory Hines ... Roller Skater
Linda Lavin ... Kermit's Doctor
Joan Rivers ... 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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Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Muppet Movie III See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The first draft titled The Muppets: The Legend Continues, written by The Great Muppet Caper (1981) scribes Jay Tarses and Tom Patchett, was dismissed by Frank Oz for being "way too over jokey". After being given Jim Henson's encouragement to tinker with the script, Oz revised the screenplay in an effort to develop the "oomph of the characters and their relationships". See more »

Goofs

When Kermit the Frog says "Yes" in Martin Price's office after Fozzie tells him that Price/Plotsky only wanted their money, his mouth doesn't move. See more »

Quotes

[Kermit, suffering from amnesia, doesn't remember he is engaged to Miss Piggy]
Kermit the Frog: Me? In love with a pig? Wait 'til I tell the guys in marketing.
[laughing]
Kermit the Frog: Maybe you expected me to go HOG-wild? Perhaps you could bring home the BACON! Ahhh... the sounds of love: su-EEEEE! Oink, oink!
Miss Piggy: Cancel the show! Hi-yah!
[Karate chops Kermit]
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The VHS and Family Channel versions have Animal's slow growls of ?BAAAAAAD MAAAAAAN,? (at Dabney Coleman,) dubbed out, though his repeated shouts of the phrase can be heard at the end of the scene. However, the growls are present on the DVD version. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Somebody's Getting Married
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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Love Miss Piggy
16 December 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

The Muppets gang graduate from college, and try to make it on Broadway. Only they can't find any takers. The gang decide to go on their own, and not depend on Kermit so much. Meanwhile Kermit works in a diner, and try to get his play off the ground.

This starts off great with a lot of comedy from the whole gang. Dabney Coleman is great for some gut busting laughs. It's too bad that the gang is scattered after the start. Miss Piggy has some hilarious fun, but I prefer to have the whole gang together. They're funnier together.

The main live action lead is Juliana Donald who's trying to help Kermit get the play off the ground. She doesn't have any sparks, and looks awkward like she's acting with a bunch of puppets. There are a lot of famous cameos. I'd prefer to have Brooke Shields as the lead. Beside that, there is a lot to love, and a lot of laughs in this Muppets movie.


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