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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dominic Badguy
... Jean Pierre Napoleon
... Nadya
... Kermit the Frog / Foo Foo / Statler / Beaker / Lips / Rizzo the Rat / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman (voice)
... Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Sam Eagle / Animal (voice)
... The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / Beauregard / Waldorf (voice)
... 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)
... Scooter / Janice / Miss Poogy / Bobby Benson / Wayne (voice)
... Constantine / Floyd Pepper / Sweetums / Pops / Robin / Lew Zealand / Crazy Harry / 80's Robot / Camilla / Uncle Deadly (voice)
... Walter / Manolo Flamingo (voice)
... Tony Bennett
... Irish Journalist
... Berliner #2
Andrés Cantor ... Announcer
... 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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2 Frogs 1 Pig Epic Mayhem See more »


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Rated PG for some mild action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 March 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Muppets 2  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The "special guests" for the Muppets' shows don't quite match their respective locales. The show in Germany features Christoph Waltz, who is Austrian. The show in Spain features Salma Hayek, who is Mexican. The show in Ireland features Saoirse Ronan, who is American (though she did grow up in Ireland). See more »

Goofs

When the train gets to Berlin, the caption says "Hauptbahnhof station". Since "Hauptbahnhof" already means central station, the caption actually says "central station station", i.e. the added "station" is totally unnecessary. "Berlin central station" would have been perfectly applicable to name the station where the Muppets arrive. 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

After the credits roll Fozzie Bear comes out and says, "You can go home now Ma!" See more »

Connections

Featured in Film '72: Episode dated 5 March 2014 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Carmen Suite No.1 - Les Toreadors
Written by Georges Bizet
Performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (as The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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Best Muppet Movie Since the Original Three
25 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

Jim Henson's successors have tried for years to re-capture the magic of the original Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, and Muppets Take Manhattan and have failed to take us to that special land of wonderment.

2011's "The Muppets" tried hard (maybe too hard) but stumbled out the gate by making us sit through unbearable musical numbers such as Texas Richman's rap and Amy Adams' "Me Party." It's plot also focused on a new Muppet, Walter, as well his human brother Jason Segel and his girlfriend Amy Adams rather than center around the original Muppet cast that we love so dear.

The creators of Muppets Most Wanted understood these shortcomings and comically pointed them out. I'm not saying that Muppets Most Wanted is as good as the original three, or date say better. But it is as close to Muppet-Greatness as we've been since Jim Henson's passing.

The writers found that perfect balance between silly and witty. The plot centered around the beloved original characters, while introducing a hilarious new villain. The musical numbers had that uplifting, old-school feel and never induced cringing.

We finally have a post-Henson Muppet Movie that will stand the test of time. Rejoice!


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