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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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Taglines:

Columbia Pictres and Jim Henson Pictures take you where no Muppet has gone before. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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

Gross USA:

$16,625,807

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,323,612
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jonathan Harris were considered for the role of General Luft. See more »

Goofs

When Gonzo first puts his hand on the spyglass, it is near the middle. In the next shot, his hand near the end and the spyglass has extended itself. See more »

Quotes

Kermit: He's one of us. And no matter what happens, no matter what obstacles we face, we NEVER forget one of our own.
Miss Piggy: I love it when you take charge.
Fozzie Bear: Hey! We left Bunsen and Beaker back at the gas station.
Kermit: Okay... Well, uh, from THIS point on , no matter what happens, we never forget one of our own.
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Crazy Credits

Pepe the Prawn sings "Flashlight" with George Clinton as the end credits roll. See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Celebration
Written by Ronald Bell, Claydes Smith, George Funky Brown (as George Brown), J.T. Taylor (as James Taylor), Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens), Earl Toon, Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas), Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), and Eumir Deodato
Performed by the Alien Gonzos
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An entertaining film
17 July 1999 | by FilmCritic-3See all my reviews

With big summer blockbusters and special effects all around, how could the muppets fit in? The answer is: Very well! In this entertaining film, Gonzo believes that he is a space alien after he receives messages from outer space. This prompts government agent K. Edgar Singer (Jeffrey Tambor) to go after him. What follows is a funny and wild muppet movie that I think little kids will enjoy.

And for you old Muppet alumni, see this film ASAP. I believe it is one you will enjoy. WALDORF AND STATLER RULE!


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