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In ‘Muppets Most Wanted,’ Kermit becomes the latest movie criminal

Kermit's art thief twin (Jay Maidment/Disney Enterprises) Kermit’s art thief twin (Jay Maidment/Disney Enterprises)

Kermit is on the run in “Muppets Most Wanted,” out Friday, after he gets wrapped into a jewel heist. While we know Kermit would never steal a thing, he’s now in the company of other movie criminals on the lam.

Jean Valjean
The main character in 2012’s “Les Miserables” eventually becomes mayor of his town. But thanks to obsessive cop Javert and a bunch of meddling, revolutionary kids, he never gets to really enjoy it.

Dr. Richard Kimble
1993’s “The Fugitive” helped us learn how to evade capture. Step one: Dye hair with shoe polish. Step two: Be really smart. Actually, step one should be “be innocent.”

Buffalo Bill
The FBI asks a serial killer to help stop a series of gruesome crimes perpetrated by Jame “Buffalo Bill” Gumb in 1991’s “The Silence of the Lambs.” And if you can’t trust a criminal mastermind, who can you trust?

John Anderton
In 2002’s “Minority Report,” psychics inform police of crimes before they happen. As a cop accused of going-to-murder-someone, Tom Cruise learns the legal system should probably go back to using things like “evidence.”

This bad cop (Gary Oldman) kills a girl’s entire family in 1994’s “Leon: The Professional.” Unfortunately for him, the girl has a friend who’s a hit man. And she’s a fast learner.

Kristen Page-Kirby covers film, arts and events for Express.

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