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The Great Muppet Caper (1981) Movie Information

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Jim Henson


Jim Henson
Frank Oz
Dave Goelz
Charles Grodin
Diana Rigg
John Cleese





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Kermit, Fozzie and Gonzo are reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a fashion designer who has just had her diamond necklace stolen. Kermit falls for her secretary, Miss Piggy. When a second jewelery theft happens, Miss Piggy is framed and the reporters will stop at nothing to uncover the real thief. -- Chris Kavan

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Though not as touching or introspective as the first film, this is still signature Muppets fun - plenty of slightly off-color jokes, cameos, and madcap action.

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A goofy fun romp with the gang. Still sweet and funny.

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07/13/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Sometimes Amusing, But Often Dull

For whatever reason, the Muppet films simply do not click with me. Granted, I think The Muppets Take Manhattan and the 2011 reboot are near masterpieces, but I've found myself relatively bored with the rest of the Muppet films. The Great Muppet Caper is a bit of a mixed bag for me. While the last 40 minutes or so is essentially devoid of any sort of laughter or entertainment, there are some parts in the first hour that are very funny. And yet the laughs were few, and while there were plenty of smiles, even a hesitant recommendation may not be hesitant enough.

The weirdly complicated plot involves Kermit, Fozzy, and Gonzo placed in charge of investigating a jewelry robbery (as they are newspaper reporters). The jewelry was stolen from Lady Holiday, whom Kermit wishes to interview, ...

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