The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Jim Henson
Frank Oz
John Cleese
Charles Grodin
Diana Rigg
Peter Ustinov
Movie Details
Director Jim Henson
Producer David Lazer; Frank Oz
Writer Jerry Juhl; Tom Patchett
Studio Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Language English
Audience Rating G (General Audience)
Running Time 1 hr 38 mins
Color Color
Plot
This second motion-picture outing for the adventurous Muppets finds them in London hunting down jewel thieves while staying at the city's most cheerfully derelict dive, the Happiness Hotel. Filled with song and dance (and swimming!) numbers, this Jim Henson-directed feature is worth seeing, if for nothing else than to see the cantankerous Charles Grodin (Beethoven) swoon over Miss Piggy. But The Great Muppet Caper has a lot more going for it: cameos by John Cleese, Peter Falk, and Oscar the Grouch, among others; Miss Piggy parading down a catwalk; and Kermit the Frog on a bicycle. The Muppets are fond of breaking down that pesky fourth wall, which gives the movie some of its cleverest moments and will elicit the biggest laughs from the kids. (Kermit to Miss Piggy: "You're overacting. You're hamming it up.") By the time a framed Miss Piggy is freed and the real jewel thieves are caught, you'll forget the occasional slow spots and remember the musical numbers and the banter. --Kimberly Heinrichs
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Index 155
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 043396056183
Chapters 28
Release Date 7/10/01
Subtitles French; English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
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