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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  30 March 1990 (USA)
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A group of mutated turtle warriors must emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from an uprising criminal gang of ninjas.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Raphael (voice) / Passenger In Cab
David Forman ...
Leonardo / Gang Member
Leonardo (voice)
Donatello / Foot Messenger
Donatello (voice)
Michelan Sisti ...
Michaelangelo / Pizza Man
Michaelangelo (voice)
Splinter (voice)
David McCharen ...
Toshishiro Obata ...
Tatsu (voice)


Through contact with a mysterious substance, called Ooze, 4 little turtles in the canalization of New York mutate to giant turtles. They can speak, walk upright and love pizza. The wise rat Splinter becomes their mentor and educates them to Ninja fighters. Their arch-enemy is the bad, bad guy Shredder, who struggles to gain power over the world. Of course the ninja turtles will do everything to stop him. Written by Tom Zoerner <>

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Release Date:

30 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie  »

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$13,500,000 (estimated)


$135,270,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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In the film, April is a reporter for Channel 3. In the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) cartoon, she was a reporter for Channel 6. See more »


At the end of the movie, when Shredder is running towards Splinter with the staff, part of the sound stage is visible (on the full screen version). See more »


[first lines]
April: Much more than just a series of small, isolated incidents, it's now apparent that an organized criminal element is at work and at the moment, business is good. So good in fact that there appear to be no eyewitnesses to any of these crimes. With complaints ranging from purse snatching to breaking and entering, police switchboards have been swamped with the angry voices of more and more citizens who have fallen prey to the recent surge of crime that continues to plague the city. ...
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This movie will always be a part of me...

I was just a little kid when I first started collecting turtle stuff, Comics, figures, and trade cards, as well as many other things.. I remember one day I came home to find that my mother had thrown out every action figure and card I had, as well as most of my comics.. She replaced them with a phone and a fish tank.. She said I was getting too old for kid toys, and that I would grow out of them any way.. I was about 9... So when the movie was released I was the first one there on the first day it was released to theaters.. I collected some of the figures later on, but I never had a collection that was even close to my first.. I have almost every cartoon movie made on tape, several copies of all three live action movies, and this one on DVD... I never grew out of the turtles, and I know I never will.. I know all three movies word for word... When every one grows up, a part of them, a big part dies, and we forget what we loved so much as children.. Our Imagination dies, and an adult is born.. I simply refuse to let my heros go.. While the years pass and the turtles are forgotten, they will forever be a reminder to me of the times I could spend hours on end with nothing but myself and my action figures that came to life right in front of me with nothing more than my imagination....

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