Muppets from Space

Muppets from Space

Tim Hill (1999)

84min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Although more earthbound than the title suggests, this is one of the better Muppet movies, with a relatively coherent storyline and gags that achieve a high chuckle factor. Nasally challenged Gonzo believes his long-lost family are aliens and that they're coming to take him home. Aspiring TV reporter Miss Piggy and assorted government agents, led by Jeffrey Tambor, want to abduct him for their own ends. Movies from Close Encounters to The Shawshank Redemption are wickedly parodied and guest stars F Murray Abraham, Ray Liotta and Andie MacDowell seem to be having a great time.

Summary

Gonzo hits the road with pal Rizzo in tow and goes in search of his roots - only to make the amazing discovery that his parents belonged to a race of aliens. He then has to choose whether to board a UFO and return to his family, or stay with the friends he knows and loves. Family comedy, with F Murray Abraham, David Arquette, Ray Liotta, Andie MacDowell and Rob Schneider alongside the puppets.

Cast & Crew

Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Animal / Sam Eagle Frank Oz
Gonzo / Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf / The Birdman Dave Goelz
Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Cosmic Fish No 1 Steve Whitmire
Pepe the Prawn / Bobo as Rentro / Bubba the Rat / Johnny Fiama / Cosmic Fish No 2 Bill Barretta
Robin / Statler / Ubergonzo Jerry Nelson
Dr Phil Van Neuter / Sal Minella Brian Henson
Clifford Kevin Clash
K Edgar Singer Jeffrey Tambor
Noah F Murray Abraham
TV producer Rob Schneider
Agent Barker Josh Charles
Gate guard Ray Liotta
Dr Tucker David Arquette
Shelley Snipes Andie MacDowell
Female armed guard Kathy Griffin
General Luft Pat Hingle
Man in black Hulk Hogan
Director Tim Hill
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Columbia Pictures Available on: Available on video and DVD Released on: 26 Dec 1999

Comedy Childrens

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