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)
Stars: Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Bill Barretta
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
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew
The Bird Man
Kermit the Frog
Rizzo the Rat
Cosmic Fish #1
Pepe the Prawn
Bobo as Rentro
Bubba the Rat
Cosmic Fish #2
Robin the Frog
Dr. Phil Van Neuter
Sam the Eagle
Swedish Chef (hands)
K. Edgar Singer
F. Murray Abraham
Female Armed Guard
This Summer They're Out There
Release Date: 14 July 1999
Filming Locations: Screen Gems Studios – 1223 North 23rd Street, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $4,826,049
(18 July 1999)
(12 September 1999)
Did You Know?
Randal Kleiser was to direct the film, but was dropped before production began.
Right before Miss Piggy takes on the agent, he takes his glasses off twice.
We're going to pause here and we'll be right back with Gonzo, the Geek Who Fell to Earth.
Tough To Beat Gonzo & Rizzo
Good special-effects, funny and likable characters and an interesting
story all made this 1999 'Muppets In Space' movie much better than I
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.