THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER (Theatrical Release USA 1981)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Stars ììì

The Great Muppet Caper
requires a taste for Muppets to truly enjoy the film. However, for Muppet fans, this film is better than some of the eight films in the Muppet series, perhaps because it holds the distinction of being the one Muppet film actually directed by Jim Henson. Look for the cameo appearance by Jim Henson in this movie.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


The story contains a little intrigue as newspaper reporters Kermit the Frog (voice of Jim Henson) and Fozzie Bear (voice of Frank Oz) endeavor to solve several high level jewel theft crimes. The plot thickens as Miss Piggy (voice of Frank Oz) becomes involved in a romantic triangle and pressure is put on Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear to increase the effectiveness of their detective work to catch the thieves.

Additional Thanks

Really Good Work for Director Jim Henson. Thank you to Executive Producer Martin Starger for making the film possible. Additional character/cast include: Rowlf/Dr Teeth/Swedish Chef/Waldorf/The Muppet Newsman/Zeke/Man Having Snapshot in Restaurant (voice of Jim Henson), Animal/Sam the Eagle/ Gramps/Swedish Chef (voice of Frank Oz), Lady Holiday (Diana Riggs), and The Great Gonzo/Beauregard/Zoot/Dr. Bunsen Honeydew/Lobbuck Lou (voice of Dave Goelz).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. If you are a Muppets fan, you will not be disappointed.

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