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Muppets from Space

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Plot

Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. He is kidnapped and it's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help reunite him with his long-lost family.

Release Year: 1999

Rating: 6.1/10 (7,716 voted)

Director:
Tim Hill

Stars: Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Bill Barretta

Storyline
After Gonzo receives messages from his breakfast cereal, he determines that he is an alien and tries to contact his alien brethren, but is captured by an overzealous secret government agency determined to prove the existence of extraterrestrial life. It's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help reunite him with his long-lost family.

Writers: Jerry Juhl, Joey Mazzarino

Cast:

Dave Goelz

Gonzo
/
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew
/
Waldorf
/
The Bird Man
/
Swedish Chef
/
Zoot

(voice)


Steve Whitmire

Kermit the Frog
/
Rizzo the Rat
/
Beaker
/
Cosmic Fish #1
/
Bean Bunny
/
Beach Hippie

(voice)


Bill Barretta

Pepe the Prawn
/
Bobo as Rentro
/
Johnny Fiama
/
Bubba the Rat
/
Cosmic Fish #2
/
Dr. Teeth
/
Rowlf

(voice)


Jerry Nelson

Robin the Frog
/
Statler
/
Ubergonzo
/
Floyd Pepper

(voice)


Brian Henson

Dr. Phil Van Neuter
/
Sal Minella
/
Talking Sandwich

(voice)


Kevin Clash

Clifford

(voice)


Frank Oz

Miss Piggy
/
Fozzie Bear
/
Animal
/
Sam the Eagle
/
Swedish Chef (hands)

(voice)


Jeffrey Tambor

K. Edgar Singer


F. Murray Abraham

Noah


Rob Schneider

TV Producer


Josh Charles

Agent Barker


Ray Liotta

Gate Guard


David Arquette

Dr. Tucker


Andie MacDowell

Shelley Snipes


Kathy Griffin

Female Armed Guard

Taglines:
This Summer They're Out There



Details

Official Website:
Henson.com |

Release Date: 14 July 1999

Filming Locations: Screen Gems Studios – 1223 North 23rd Street, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $24,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $4,826,049
(USA)
(18 July 1999)
(2265 Screens)

Gross: $16,290,976
(USA)
(12 September 1999)



Technical Specs

Runtime:


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Argentina:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Randal Kleiser was to direct the film, but was dropped before production began.

Goofs:

Continuity:
Right before Miss Piggy takes on the agent, he takes his glasses off twice.

Quotes:

Miss Piggy:
We're going to pause here and we'll be right back with Gonzo, the Geek Who Fell to Earth.



User Review

Tough To Beat Gonzo & Rizzo

Rating: 8/10


Good special-effects, funny and likable characters and an interesting
story all made this 1999 'Muppets In Space' movie much better than I
anticipated.

This one featured more of Gonzo and Rizzo, my two favorite characters.
The movie, in fact, centers around Gonzo. Miss Piggy played a lesser
role than normal, which also pleased me.

A tiny bit too secular-liberal in parts but overall, not offensive and
definitely entertaining. It looks great and sounds good on DVD, too.

Some have said this was the best of the Muppet films and perhaps that's
true. I wouldn't argue.