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Muppets from Space (1999)

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Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. But when the men in black kidnap him, it's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help him reunite with his long-lost family.

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Tim Hill

Writers:

Jerry Juhl, Joey Mazzarino (as Joseph Mazzarino) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dave Goelz ... Gonzo / Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf / The Birdman (voice)
Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Cosmic Fish #1 / Rainbow / Miss Piggy (assistant) (voice)
Bill Barretta ... Pepe the Prawn / Bobo as Rentro / Johnny Fiama / Bubba the Rat / Cosmic Fish #2 (voice)
Jerry Nelson ... Robin / Statler / Ubergonzo (voice)
Brian Henson ... Dr. Phil Van Neuter / Sal Minella (voice)
Kevin Clash ... Clifford (voice)
Frank Oz ... Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Animal / Sam the Eagle (voice)
Jeffrey Tambor ... K. Edgar Singer
F. Murray Abraham ... Noah
Rob Schneider ... TV Producer
Josh Charles ... Agent Barker
Ray Liotta ... Gate Guard
David Arquette ... Dr. Tucker
Andie MacDowell ... Shelley Snipes
Kathy Griffin ... Female Armed Guard
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Storyline

After Gonzo receives messages from his breakfast cereal, he determines that he is an alien and tries to contact his alien brethren, but is captured by an overzealous secret government agency determined to prove the existence of extraterrestrial life. It's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help reunite him with his long-lost family. Written by Tell85

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Columbia Pictres and Jim Henson Pictures take you where no Muppet has gone before. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Henson.com

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Muppets in Space See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,826,049, 18 July 1999

Gross USA:

$16,625,807

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,323,612
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson: among the crowd awaiting the spaceship landing on the beach. In this movie they go by their character names from Dawson's Creek (1998). See more »

Goofs

As Rizzo is dangling from the bedroom window, he says to Gonzo, "No, I'm Santa. But I forgot my reindeer," without moving his lips. See more »

Quotes

Gonzo: Now we can go meet my alien brothers at Cape Doom.
Kermit: Uh, what makes you think that aliens are landing there, Gonzo?
Gonzo: Oh, a sandwich told me.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits (including the title of the movie) are on a space background and hurl towards the camera. See more »

Connections

References The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Outa-Space
Written by Billy Preston and Joe Greene
Performed by Billy Preston
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Enjoyable, if not the Muppets best!
13 July 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I love Muppets Treasure Island and Muppets Christmas Carol, mainly because I love Tim Curry, and Michael Caine was amazing as Scrooge, and I have always loved the Muppet Movie and Muppets Take Manhatton. In fact the only Muppet movie I don't really like is Muppets Wizard of Oz. Muppets From Space, while not as good as the older Muppet movies, is certainly enjoyable. One thing I didn't particularly like though was the soundtrack, a bit too 1970s style, and because of this, I was never too sure what time period the film was supposed to be. The plot of the film is very original, though you would assume the Muppets went to space without having read the plot line, and the jokes are funny, if less inspired than something from the Muppet Movie. It isn't quite true to the style of the older Muppet movies, but the film does try to and almost succeeds. The story focuses on Gonzo, and his story was very heartwarming. Any scene with Miss Piggy who I love is priceless, and Jeffrey Tambor makes the most of his role as Ed, the paranoid operative. I also liked the contributions from F.Murray Abraham, Andie McDowell, The Sweedish Chef and The Bear Sidekick.Nice also to see Kermit, Rizzo and Fozzie, not to mention Sam the Eagle, in short all your favourite Muppets, though the best scene is the beginning, not to mention the sandwich scene. Overall, enjoyable, not their best, but I do like it. 7/10 Bethany Cox.


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