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Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

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While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.

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James Bobin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Gervais ... Dominic Badguy
Ty Burrell ... Jean Pierre Napoleon
Tina Fey ... Nadya
Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog / Foo Foo / Statler / Beaker / Lips / Rizzo the Rat / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman (voice)
Eric Jacobson ... Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Sam Eagle / Animal (voice)
Dave Goelz ... The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / Beauregard / Waldorf (voice)
Bill Barretta ... Pepe the King Prawn / Rowlf the Dog / Dr. Teeth / The Swedish Chef / Bobo the Bear / Big Mean Carl / Baby Boss / Carlo Flamingo / Leprechaun Security Guard (voice)
David Rudman ... Scooter / Janice / Miss Poogy / Bobby Benson / Wayne (voice)
Matt Vogel ... Constantine / Floyd Pepper / Sweetums / Pops / Robin / Lew Zealand / Crazy Harry / 80's Robot / Camilla / Uncle Deadly (voice)
Peter Linz ... Walter / Manolo Flamingo (voice)
Tony Bennett ... Tony Bennett
Hugh Bonneville ... Irish Journalist
William Brand ... Berliner #2
Andrés Cantor Andrés Cantor ... Announcer
Jemaine Clement ... Prison King
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Storyline

Flush with their revival's success, Kermit the Frog and his friends are approached by Dominic Badguy to go on a world tour. Unknown to them, this is all part of the sinister plan of Constantine, the world's most evil frog, to become the greatest thief of all time. After making sure that Kermit is jailed as himself, Constantine impersonates him to use the Muppets' tour as cover for his scheme. While Sam the Eagle and Inspector Jean Pierre Napoleon investigate, the Muppets find their boss seems strangely changed even as Kermit desperately attempts to escape to stop the impostor. Only when Walter, Fozzie and Animal realize the truth is there a chance to prevent Constantine from pulling off the crime of the century. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Taglines:

Taking the world by farce See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild action | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

21 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Muppets 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,005,126, 23 March 2014

Gross USA:

$51,183,113

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,383,113
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| ("Unnecessarily Extended" Edition) | (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The locomotive pulling the Muppets' train is the Bluebell Railway's No. 3 "Captain Baxter", originally built in 1877 by Fletcher Jennings. The engine's smokestack was modified into an American-style tapered smokestack, and American flags were placed on the running boards. The coaches the engine pulls are also part of the Bluebell Railway rolling stock, along with the freight train Fozzie, Walter, and Animal escape on, and the station used to represent Dublin is on the Bluebell Railway in the village of Horsted Keynes, West Sussex. See more »

Goofs

When the train gets to Berlin, the caption says "Hauptbahnhof station". Since "Hauptbahnhof" already means central station, the caption actually says "central station station", i.e. the added "station" is totally unnecessary. "Berlin central station" would have been perfectly applicable to name the station where the Muppets arrive. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Film Crew: And cut!
Walter: Wow, that was so amazing!
Kermit: Walter, you did a wonderful job.
Walter: Thank you, Kermit. Did we get that?
Miss Piggy: We got it.
Kermit: We got it, yup.
Film Crew: [speaks into bullhorn] Movie's over, people, go home. That is a wrap.
Scooter: Okay, nice work, everyone. Make sure to fill out your I-9's, and we'll see you on the next one.
Scooter: [crew leaves the set] So uh, what do we do now?
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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Connections

Follows The Great Muppet Caper (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Tchaikovsky: Pas De Deux from Swan Lake
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (uncredited)
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Wonderful songs! Wonderful Muppets! Wonderful film!
21 March 2014 | by docdoolittleSee all my reviews

Having read a few strangely critical reviews, I felt compelled to add my own for balance. I am not going to compare this to this Muppet movie or that. I already see too many people doing that.

Having grown up with the original Muppet Show and seeing every movie and many TV specials, I have seen this bunch put together movies and shows with varying success.

The return to the big screen a few years ago was very welcome, and very well done. With this movie, I think they topped that and quite a few others! To me, as a lifelong fan, this easily ranks near the top of the best Muppet movies made.

Once I heard the opening number to the movie, I knew I was in for a treat. Every song in this movie was pure Muppet. Jim Henson always had a way of celebrating the best we all have to offer with a twinkle in his eye and a joke or two along the way. That spirit lives on in this movie. Whether it's doo wop, cheesy 70s music, or just a fun musical number, they cover a lot of ground.

The plot, as you may already be aware, involves some creative switcharoo, which is played off very well. This leads to a number of interesting scenes on both sides.

The movie is paced very well, and does a good job of switching back and forth between story lines. Just as you become reinvested in one, you're switched back to the other. You will most likely see your favorite Muppet at some point, although only a handful have significant parts. I always enjoy the familiar faces in the background scenes.

The human/Muppet ratio was back where it should be. Any proper Muppet movie should always star the muppets, with humans being "around". This delivered that perfectly, but also picked the perfect co-stars. Ty Burrell is fantastic, and his time with Sam the Eagle is wonderful, and something I had been looking forward to. Of course Tina Fey is great as well. She's Tina Fey!

There is a lot of well done will they or won't they at the end. You'll have to see for yourself if they do or if they don't!

And finally, while the matinée I went to wasn't hugely attended, there were a number of kids in the audience, and they all seemed to like the movie very much, even clapping at the end.

I personally enjoyed this movie quite a bit. I laughed A LOT. It's fun. It's silly. It's somewhat absurd at times, and that's what the Muppets are all about. And of course, they remind you how great it is to stick together with your friends and family. And any movie that can get the seal of approval from kids that includes clapping must be doing something right!


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