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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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Details

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the train scene where Walter and Fozzie confront Constantine, he uses razor sharp dentures to attack them. This is a homage to the 007 film The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), in which James Bond is attacked by the steel toothed man called Jaws on a train. See more »

Goofs

in the opening scene, when the production crew wraps up filming the closing number of the first film, a Panavision Panaflex camera can be seen. The Muppets was actually filmed with Red One cameras that were supplied by Otto Nemenz International. 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

When the credits begin to roll, Sweetums starts pulling them up on a rope. Fozzie comes in to help, followed by the Swedish Chef. Dr. Bunsen Honeydew arrives with an invention to pull the credits up automatically. He pushes the button but the credits go by too fast. He reverses it and the credits scroll up on their own at normal speed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Muppets Most Wanted/Divergent (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Tchaikovsky: Pas De Deux from Swan Lake
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (uncredited)
Courtesy of APM Music
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Best Muppet Movie Since the Original Three
25 March 2014 | by singlern05See all my reviews

Jim Henson's successors have tried for years to re-capture the magic of the original Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, and Muppets Take Manhattan and have failed to take us to that special land of wonderment.

2011's "The Muppets" tried hard (maybe too hard) but stumbled out the gate by making us sit through unbearable musical numbers such as Texas Richman's rap and Amy Adams' "Me Party." It's plot also focused on a new Muppet, Walter, as well his human brother Jason Segel and his girlfriend Amy Adams rather than center around the original Muppet cast that we love so dear.

The creators of Muppets Most Wanted understood these shortcomings and comically pointed them out. I'm not saying that Muppets Most Wanted is as good as the original three, or date say better. But it is as close to Muppet-Greatness as we've been since Jim Henson's passing.

The writers found that perfect balance between silly and witty. The plot centered around the beloved original characters, while introducing a hilarious new villain. The musical numbers had that uplifting, old-school feel and never induced cringing.

We finally have a post-Henson Muppet Movie that will stand the test of time. Rejoice!


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