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Muppets Take Manhattan, The (1984)

This third big-screen outing for Jim Henson’s puppets has playwright Kermit frog-marching his pals to New York to stage his college show – Manhattan Melodies – on Broadway. Alas, he finds that biting the Big Apple can leave a sour taste in the mouth.

It’s not quite up to the standard of the two earlier outings, The Muppet Movie (1979) and The Great Muppet Caper (1981), but the bouncy songs and clever use of Manhattan locations are bonuses.

Muppet movies always feature a vast array of guest stars: watch out here for cameos from Liza Minnelli, Brooke Shields, Joan Rivers and Gregory Hines, among others.

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Kermit the Frog/Rowlf/Dr Teeth/Ernie/Swedish chef/Waldorf
Jim Henson
Miss Piggy/Fozzie Bear/Animal/Sam the Eagle/Bert/Cookie Monster
Frank Oz
Gonzo/Chester Rat/Bill the Frog/Dr Bunsen Honeydew/ Zoot
Dave Goelz
Rizzo the Rat/Gil the Frog
Steve Whitmire
Scooter/Statler/Janice/Sweetums/Beaker
Richard Hunt
Floyd Pepper/Camilla/Pops/Crazy Harry/Lew Zealand
Jerry Nelson
Jenny
Juliana Donald
Ronnie
Lonny Price
Pete
Louis Zorich
Art Carney
Art Carney
James Coco
James Coco
Dabney Coleman
Dabney Coleman
Elliott Gould
Elliott Gould
Gregory Hines
Gregory Hines
Linda Lavin
Linda Lavin
Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers
Brooke Shields
Brooke Shields
John Landis
John Landis

Director
Frank Oz