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The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy.

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Floyd Pepper / Pops / Lew Zealand / Crazy Harry / Louis Kazager / Slim Wilson / CB Voice / Man in Park (voice)
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Scooter / Statler / Sweetums / Janice / Beaker / Bubba / Monster (uncredited) / Cab Driver (uncredited) (voice)
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Storyline

Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. Kermit meets and falls in love with her secretary, Miss Piggy. The jewel thieves strike again, and this time frame Miss Piggy. It's up to Kermit and Muppets to bring the real culprits to justice. Written by Kevin Ackley <[email protected]>

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Release Date:

26 June 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La gran aventura de los Muppets  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,968,990 (USA) (28 June 1981)

Gross:

$31,206,251 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Cleese and Peter Ustinov had previously made guest appearances on The Muppet Show (1976). See more »

Goofs

In the motorcycle chase, Miss Piggy's "stunt double" - a human being in a jumpsuit, helmet, blonde wig, and Piggy mask - is visible in the long shots. See more »

Quotes

Sam the Eagle: It's times like these, I'm proud to be an American.
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Crazy Credits

At the opening of the film, Kermit, Fozzie, and Gonzo are riding in a hot air balloon and commenting on the opening credits. Sample dialog: "Wow, a lot of people worked on this movie.", "Nobody reads those names anyway, do they?", "Sure. They all have families." See more »

Connections

Featured in Precious Images (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

The First Time It Happens
Music and Lyrics by Joe Raposo
Performed by Frank Oz, Jim Henson, and Chorus
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One of my most watched films from childhood.The Muppets never let me down,
5 August 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

The Great Muppet Caper is a fantastic movie for the whole family to watch,with some of the most loved characters in history.It was one of the films I had in my DVD collection (and still do),and you to watch constantly,I was looking through my DVDs and found this,so I decided to watch it.It brought back some great memories,and since I'm older there where plenty of jokes I didn't get the first time around,thats how great The Muppets are,they make it funny for the whole family.Also there stuff I didn't realize,like John Cleeses hilarious cameo appearance which reminded of his character Basil from Fawlty Towers.

Two twins,Kermit The Frog and Fozzie Bear,are trying to make it as new reporters with there photographer Gonzo.They head to England and stay at Happiness Hotel along with several other Muppets,and catch a scandal along with Miss Piggy that a gang have planned to steal jewels from a wealthy lady.The Muppets try to stop it and get a good story out of it.


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