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Muppets from Space (1999)

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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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Tim Hill

Writers:

Jerry Juhl, Joey Mazzarino (as Joseph Mazzarino) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dave Goelz ... Gonzo / Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf / The Birdman (voice)
Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Cosmic Fish #1 / Rainbow / Miss Piggy (assistant) (voice)
Bill Barretta ... Pepe the Prawn / Bobo as Rentro / Johnny Fiama / Bubba the Rat / Cosmic Fish #2 (voice)
Jerry Nelson ... Robin / Statler / Ubergonzo (voice)
Brian Henson ... Dr. Phil Van Neuter / Sal Minella (voice)
Kevin Clash ... Clifford (voice)
Frank Oz ... Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Animal / Sam the Eagle (voice)
Jeffrey Tambor ... K. Edgar Singer
F. Murray Abraham ... Noah
Rob Schneider ... TV Producer
Josh Charles ... Agent Barker
Ray Liotta ... Gate Guard
David Arquette ... Dr. Tucker
Andie MacDowell ... Shelley Snipes
Kathy Griffin ... Female Armed Guard
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Storyline

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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The Ultimate Muppet Trip See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Henson.com

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Muppets in Space See more »

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Box Office

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film was shot at Screen Gem Studios in Wilmington, North Carolina, along with The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999). See more »

Goofs

Right before Miss Piggy takes on the agent, he takes his glasses off twice. See more »

Quotes

TV Producer: Gonzo, you've got it.
Rizzo: Sure wish we could find a cure for it.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits (including the title of the movie) are on a space background and hurl towards the camera. See more »

Connections

References Kenny Rogers as The Gambler (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Oscar Mayer Wiener Jingle
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Written by Richard Trentlage
Performed by Steve Whitmire
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Lacking Muppet movie.
16 January 2004 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

There is not enough story but nevertheless the movie is enjoyable but it simply is also far from great.

I don't know why but for some reason the movie doesn't seem so much fun as the other Muppet movies. Maybe and probably it's because of the empty script that focuses too much on Gonzo and not enough on the fun feeling of the movie that all other Muppet movies do have.

Still the movie is highly enjoyable and it has some great comical moments that will at least put a smile on you face. And how could you not laugh at a Muppet movie with so many great, fun and weird characters. The ones that really steal the show in this movie are Pepe and Rentro but of course all the other Muppet characters are also more than funny and great.

Worth watching simply and only because of the Muppet characters and if you want to have some fun 84 minutes, otherwise you will end up only disappointed by this lacking movie.

5/10

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