The Muppets Take Manhattan

The Muppets Take Manhattan

Frank Oz (1984)

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This third big-screen outing for Jim Henson's puppets has playwright Kermit frog-marching his pals to New York to stage his college show on Broadway. Alas, he finds that biting the Big Apple can leave a sour taste in the mouth. It's not quite up to the standard of the two earlier outings, The Muppet Movie and The Great Muppet Caper, but the bouncy songs and clever use of Manhattan locations are bonuses. Muppet movies always feature a vast array of guest stars: watch out here for cameos from Liza Minnelli, Brooke Shields, Joan Rivers and Gregory Hines, among others.


Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and company try to take Broadway by storm with their college show, setting the stage for a host of misadventures as they yearn for stardom in the Big Apple and set out to raise the money to finance their production. Comedy, performed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, with appearances by Liza Minnelli, Art Carney, Dabney Coleman, Gregory Hines, Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields, Linda Lavin and Elliott Gould.

Cast & Crew

Kermit/Rowlf/Dr Teeth/Waldorf/Ernie Jim Henson
Miss Piggy/Fozzie/Animal/Bert/Cookie Monster Frank Oz
Gonzo/Zoot Dave Goelz
Perfume saleswoman Joan Rivers
Martin Price/Murray Plotsky Dabney Coleman
Kermit's doctor Linda Lavin
Bernard Crawford Art Carney
Customer in Pete's Brooke Shields
Cop in Pete's Elliott Gould
Herself Liza Minnelli
Director Frank Oz
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video and DVD
Comedy Children's