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Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

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While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.

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James Bobin
3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Gervais ... Dominic Badguy
Ty Burrell ... Jean Pierre Napoleon
Tina Fey ... Nadya
Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog / Foo Foo / Statler / Beaker / Lips / Rizzo the Rat / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman (voice)
Eric Jacobson ... Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Sam Eagle / Animal (voice)
Dave Goelz ... The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / Beauregard / Waldorf (voice)
Bill Barretta ... Pepe the King Prawn / Rowlf the Dog / Dr. Teeth / The Swedish Chef / Bobo the Bear / Big Mean Carl / Baby Boss / Carlo Flamingo / Leprechaun Security Guard (voice)
David Rudman ... Scooter / Janice / Miss Poogy / Bobby Benson / Wayne (voice)
Matt Vogel ... Constantine / Floyd Pepper / Sweetums / Pops / Robin / Lew Zealand / Crazy Harry / 80's Robot / Camilla / Uncle Deadly (voice)
Peter Linz ... Walter / Manolo Flamingo (voice)
Tony Bennett ... Tony Bennett
Hugh Bonneville ... Irish Journalist
William Brand ... Berliner #2
Andrés Cantor Andrés Cantor ... Announcer
Jemaine Clement ... Prison King
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Storyline

Flush with their revival's success, Kermit the Frog and his friends are approached by Dominic Badguy to go on a world tour. Unknown to them, this is all part of the sinister plan of Constantine, the world's most evil frog, to become the greatest thief of all time. After making sure that Kermit is jailed as himself, Constantine impersonates him to use the Muppets' tour as cover for his scheme. While Sam the Eagle and Inspector Jean Pierre Napoleon investigate, the Muppets find their boss seems strangely changed even as Kermit desperately attempts to escape to stop the impostor. Only when Walter, Fozzie and Animal realize the truth is there a chance to prevent Constantine from pulling off the crime of the century. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Taglines:

Taking the world by farce See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild action | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

21 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Muppets 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,005,126, 23 March 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$51,183,113

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,383,113
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| ("Unnecessarily Extended" Edition)

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

James Bobin is the second director to helm more than one theatrical The Muppets film. The other is Brian Henson. See more »

Goofs

in the opening scene, when the production crew wraps up filming the closing number of the first film, a Panavision Panaflex camera can be seen. The Muppets was actually filmed with Red One cameras that were supplied by Otto Nemenz International. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Film Crew: And cut!
Walter: Wow, that was so amazing!
Kermit: Walter, you did a wonderful job.
Walter: Thank you, Kermit. Did we get that?
Miss Piggy: We got it.
Kermit: We got it, yup.
Film Crew: [speaks into bullhorn] Movie's over, people, go home. That is a wrap.
Scooter: Okay, nice work, everyone. Make sure to fill out your I-9's, and we'll see you on the next one.
Scooter: [crew leaves the set] So uh, what do we do now?
[...]
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Crazy Credits

When the credits begin to roll, Sweetums starts pulling them up on a rope. Fozzie comes in to help, followed by the Swedish Chef. Dr. Bunsen Honeydew arrives with an invention to pull the credits up automatically. He pushes the button but the credits go by too fast. He reverses it and the credits scroll up on their own at normal speed. See more »

Connections

Features Sesame Street (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Macarena (Bayside Boys Remix)
Written by Carlos De Yarza (as Carlos Alberto De Yarza), Antonio Romero (as Antonio Romero Monge), Rafael Ruiz, and Mike Triay
Produced by Ed Mitchell
Performed by Eric Jacobson, Peter Linz, and Bill Barretta
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User Reviews

A fine return to Muppet caper form
5 April 2014 | by amesmondeSee all my reviews

The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his sidekick Number Two.

The last film put the Muppet's back on the the map, director/writer James Bobin and writer Nicholas Stoller corrects Bobin's own previous instalments niggles, gone is the focus on a new Muppet character and less focus on (real) human actors, here there's more Muppets, more songs, comedy and action.

Packed with one-liners gags and with the obligatory cross section of famous cameos including Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Frank Langella and Ray Liotta to name a few there's all you'd expect from a Muppets musical comedy caper. This offering even excels it predecessor and brings the Muppet's even more to life with some CGI (footwork) but without taking away any of the puppet characteristics of the Muppets we've grown to love along side the human leads Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey who are on fine form.

This is another proper big budget outing set in the 'real' world and not cheap TV movie nor is it based on a classic story. Most Wanted is a fine return to form and sits well with the classic Muppet capers. Highly recommended.


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