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The Great Muppet Caper Details

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The Great Muppet Caper is the second [[Performer~P51368~Muppet~muppets]] film and it is considerably more complex than its predecessor, [[Feature~V33786~The Muppet Movie,~themuppetmovie]] 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 [[Performer~P85223~John Cleese~johncleese]] and [[Performer~P28942~Charles Grodin~charlesgrodin]] 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
Trevor Howard
Dave Goelz
as Beauregard
Louise Gold
as Muppet Performer
Tommy Godfrey
as Bus Conductor
Carroll Spinney
as Oscar the Grouch
Dave Goelz
as Dr. Bunsen
Michael Robbins
as Guard
Valli Kemp
as 2nd Model
Cynthia Leake
as Charlie's Water Ballet Performer
Erica Creer
as Marla
Kathryn Mullen
as Muppet Performer
Susan Backlinie
as Charlie's Water Ballet Performer
Frank Oz
as Sam the Eagle
Joan Sanderson
as Dorcas
Steve Whitmire
as Rizzo the Rat
Frank Oz
as Miss Piggy
Peter Falk
as Tramp
Chai Lee
as Model
Della Finch
as Darla
Frank Oz
as Fozzie Bear
Jim Henson
as Waldorf
Brian Henson
as Muppet Performer
Dave Goelz
as Zoot
Robert Barnett
as Muppet Performer
Frank Oz
as Animal
Jim Henson
as Rowlf
Jerry Nelson
as Pops
Dave Goelz
as The Great Gonzo
Jim Henson
as Kermit
Jerry Nelson
as Lew Zealand
Dave Goelz
as Honeydew
Peter Hughes
as Maitre d'
Jim Henson
as Dr. Teeth
Jerry Nelson
as Camilla
Dave Goelz
as Gonzo/Chester Rat/Bill the Frog/Zoot
Peggy Aitchison
as Prison Guard

Crew

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