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The Great Muppet Caper Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The Great Muppet Caper is the second Muppet film and it is considerably more complex than its predecessor, Muppet which was essentially just a road movie. As the film begins, Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear are reporters who have failed to bag a story of a London jewel heist, which happened under their watch. The real criminals managed to escape and frame Miss Piggy as the thief. Kermit, Fozzie and the Great Gonzo set out on a mission to solve the mystery and track down the criminals who stole the Baseball Diamond. There are fewer star cameos and songs in The Great Muppet Caper than in The Muppet Movie, although appearances from John Cleese and Charles Grodin are particularly memorable. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

  • Release date:December 26, 1981

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Joe Raposo Best Song 1981 Nominee

Cast

Charles Grodin
as Nicky Holiday
Diana Rigg
as Lady Holiday
John Cleese
as Neville
Robert Morley
as Gentleman
Peter Ustinov
as Trucker
Jack Warden
as Editor
Chai Lee
as Model
Dave Goelz
as The Great Gonzo
Dave Goelz
as Beauregard
Dave Goelz
as Zoot
Dave Goelz
as Dr. Bunsen
Dave Goelz
as Honeydew
Jim Henson
as Rowlf
Jim Henson
as Dr. Teeth
Jim Henson
as Waldorf
Jim Henson
as Kermit
Trevor Howard
Jerry Nelson
as Pops
Jerry Nelson
as Lew Zealand
Frank Oz
as Fozzie Bear
Frank Oz
as Animal
Frank Oz
as Sam the Eagle
Frank Oz
as Miss Piggy
Erica Creer
as Marla
Della Finch
as Darla
Michael Robbins
as Guard
Joan Sanderson
as Dorcas
Peter Hughes
as Maitre d'
Peggy Aitchison
as Prison Guard
Tommy Godfrey
as Bus Conductor
Jerry Nelson
as Camilla
Valli Kemp
as 2nd Model
Susan Backlinie
as Charlie's Water Ballet Performer
Steve Whitmire
as Rizzo the Rat
Cynthia Leake
as Charlie's Water Ballet Performer
Louise Gold
as Muppet Performer
Kathryn Mullen
as Muppet Performer
Robert Barnett
as Muppet Performer
Brian Henson
as Muppet Performer
Carroll Spinney
as Oscar the Grouch
Peter Falk
as Tramp
Dave Goelz
as Gonzo/Chester Rat/Bill the Frog/Zoot
Brian Henson
as Muppet Performer
Dave Goelz
as The Great Gonzo
Dave Goelz
as Dr. Bunsen
Dave Goelz
as Beauregard
Peter Falk
as Tramp
Dave Goelz
as Gonzo/Chester Rat/Bill the Frog/Zoot
Dave Goelz
as Zoot
Dave Goelz
as Honeydew
Steve Whitmire
as Rizzo the Rat
Joan Sanderson
as Dorcas
Kathryn Mullen
as Muppet Performer
Peggy Aitchison
as Prison Guard
Susan Backlinie
as Charlie's Water Ballet Performer
Della Finch
as Darla
Carroll Spinney
as Oscar the Grouch
Chai Lee
as Model
Michael Robbins
as Guard
Cynthia Leake
as Charlie's Water Ballet Performer
Robert Barnett
as Muppet Performer
Jim Henson
as Kermit
Jim Henson
as Dr. Teeth
Jim Henson
as Waldorf
Jim Henson
as Rowlf
Louise Gold
as Muppet Performer
Jerry Nelson
as Lew Zealand
Jerry Nelson
as Pops
Jerry Nelson
as Camilla
Valli Kemp
as 2nd Model
Erica Creer
as Marla
Peter Hughes
as Maitre d'
Tommy Godfrey
as Bus Conductor
Frank Oz
as Animal
Frank Oz
as Sam the Eagle
Frank Oz
as Fozzie Bear
Frank Oz
as Miss Piggy

Crew

Jim Henson
Director
Frank Oz
Producer
David Lazer
Producer
Jack Rose
Screenwriter
Jerry Juhl
Screenwriter
Tom Patchett
Screenwriter
Oswald Morris
Cinematographer
Joe Raposo
Songwriter
Joe Raposo
Composer (Music Score)
Leigh Malone
Editor
Harry Lange
Production Designer
Charles Bishop
Supervising Art Director
Charles Bishop
Art Director
Leigh Malone
Art Director
Terry Ackland-Snow
Art Director
Bruce Sharman
Associate Producer
Martin Starger
Executive Producer
Joanne Green
Costume Designer
Mary Strieff
Costume Designer
Calista Hendrickson
Costume Designer
Danielle Obinger
Costume Designer
Carol Spier
Costume Designer
Julie Harris
Costume Designer
Peter Sutton
Sound/Sound Designer
Dusty Symonds
First Assistant Director
Anita Mann
Choreography
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