Muppets Take Manhattan

Muppets Take Manhattan

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Cast: Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire

     
 

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Jim Henson's Muppets find themselves in Manhattan yearning to get a musical on Broadway in this charming film that also chides show business and its foibles. Kermit the Frog has just put together a successful variety show at Danhurst college (probably somewhere between Amherst and Dartmouth), and although he would like to mount it on Broadway so he would have a hit… See more details below

Overview

Jim Henson's Muppets find themselves in Manhattan yearning to get a musical on Broadway in this charming film that also chides show business and its foibles. Kermit the Frog has just put together a successful variety show at Danhurst college (probably somewhere between Amherst and Dartmouth), and although he would like to mount it on Broadway so he would have a hit and be able to marry Miss Piggy, he cannot find backers. The Muppets are then forced to take jobs to support themselves, and it is while working as a waiter that Kermit meets the friendly Jennie (Juliana Donald). Jennie is the daughter of the owner of the restaurant and a source of great jealousy for Miss Piggy, who does not like competition. With stunning musical numbers involving a hundred or so Muppets and on-scene locations in New York City, the film is impressive in its merging of technical achievements and acting.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Andrea LeVasseur
The third entry in the original Muppet movie trilogy and the first to be directed by Frank Oz, The Muppets Take Manhattan is not as memorable as its predecessors, but still manages to entertain on the same levels. The similar story line is present here as in the first two, as Kermit and the Muppet gang struggle to make it big and put on a show. This time, the group is striving for success in New York, rather than Hollywood or London. Some of the plot drags when Kermit gets amnesia and is separated from the others, as well as when the group gets depressed about the lack of funding for their Broadway show. For the most part, however, all the familiar elements are there, including the constant flux of celebrity cameos such as Joan Rivers, Dabney Coleman, and Gregory Hines. This was the last Muppet movie to feature the late creator Jim Henson; his son, Brian Henson, would later continue the series with The Muppet Christmas Carol in 1992.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/16/2011
UPC:
0043396380929
Original Release:
1984
Rating:
G
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
ABC
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:34:00
Sales rank:
16,404

Special Features

Interview with Jim Henson; Muppetisms: Miss Piggy & Kermit the Frog, Pepe and Fozzie Bear

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jim Henson Kermit the Frog,Rowlf,Dr. Teeth,Swedish Chef,Waldorf
Frank Oz Animal,Fozzie Bear,Miss Piggy
Dave Goelz Bill (frog),Chester Rat,Gonzo,Zoot
Steve Whitmire Rizzo the Rat/Gil
Richard Hunt Scooter,Janice,Statler,Sweetums/Beaker
Art Carney Guest Star
Juliana Donald Jenny
Jerry Nelson Camilla,Lew Zealand,Floyd
Lonny Price Ronnie
Louis Zorich Pete
Karen Prell Yolanda Rat
Brian Muehl Tatooey Rat
Bruce Edward Hall Masterson/Beth
David Rudman Additional Muppet Performer
Glenngo King Actor
Ron Foster Man in Winesop's Office
Kathryn Mullen Jill the Frog
Gates McFadden Mr. Price's Secretary
John Bentley Train Conductor
Hector Troy Cop
Norman Bush Cop
Graham Brown Mr. Wrightson
Don Quigley Man in Bleachers
Gary Tacon Thief in Central Park
Joe Jamrog Cop in Central Park
Michael Hirsch Man in Winesop's Office
Vic Polizos Construction Worker
Alice Spivak Pete's Customer
Wade Barnes Customer at Sardi's
Jane Hunt Sardi's Customer
Milton Seaman Customer at Sardi's
Sandra Bernhard Actor
John McGuire Elevator Passenger

Technical Credits
Frank Oz Director,Screenwriter
Timothy M. Bourne Asst. Director
Ronald M. Bozman Asst. Director
Fern Buchner Makeup
Ralph Burns Score Composer
Edward Drohan Special Effects
Robert Drumheller Set Decoration/Design
Paul Bryan Eads Art Director,Production Designer
Tony Gittleson Asst. Director
W. Steven Graham Art Director
Calista Hendrickson Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephen Hendrickson Production Designer
Jim Henson Choreography,Executive Producer
Richard C. Kratina Camera Operator
Les Lazarowitz Sound/Sound Designer
David Lazer Producer
Evan Lottman Editor
Wayne Massarelli Makeup
Jeff Moss Songwriter
Tom Patchett Original Story,Screenwriter
Robert Paynter Cinematographer
Justin Scoppa Set Decoration/Design
Polly Smith Costumes/Costume Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Ezra Swerdlow Production Manager
Jay Tarses Original Story,Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Muppets Take Manhattan
1. Start [2:01]
2. "Together Again" [3:57]
3. A Place to Stay [:52]
4. Martin Price [5:03]
5. "You Can't Take No For an Answer" [2:52]
6. Pete's Luncheonette [5:36]
7. "Saying Goodbye" [4:41]
8. Part-Time Job [3:00]
9. Winesop Theatrical Agency [1:45]
10. Jealous Piggy [2:04]
11. Complete Make-Over [2:39]
12. Cooking in Rhythm [2:13]
13. Mail Call [3:21]
14. Sardi's [1:13]
15. Messing With a Lady [3:54]
16. Huggies [2:46]
17. "I'm Gonna Always Love You" [2:19]
18. More Mail [5:23]
19. Crawford & Son [5:10]
20. Don't Walk [3:30]
21. "It's Time!" [2:47]
22. Amnesia Patient [:33]
23. Mad Ave. Advertising [3:03]
24. One Week to Go [2:39]
25. Power Lunch [2:31]
26. Piggy's Miracle Cure [3:13]
27. Manhattan Melodies [3:48]
28. Wedding of the Year [2:38]

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