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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Four teenage mutant ninja turtles emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from a gang of criminal ninjas.

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Raphael (voice) / Passenger In Cab
David Forman ...
Leonardo / Gang Member
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Donatello / Foot Messenger
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Michaelangelo / Pizza Man
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Splinter (voice)
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Tatsu (voice)
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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 <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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30 March 1990 (USA)  »

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$13,500,000 (estimated)

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$135,270,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Mark Freedman strongly felt that a theatrical release for the Turtles was necessary if the property was to maintain its popularity See more »

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When Raphael is looking at the traffic from the top of April's building right before the foot come at him, the building looks like it has at least 15-20 stories. When Danny is looking at the building burning it has only 2 stories. See more »

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April O'Neil: 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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The film title appears from behind the corner of the sewer, just before the Turtles come around it and are fully seen for the first time. See more »


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Family
Written by Monty Seward
Performed by RIFF
Courtesy of SBK Records
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A Great Film
20 January 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ninja Turtles. Anyone born in the 1980's remembers the phenomenon that swept the country during the late 80's and early 90's. And this movie proves what was once a big icon fad that was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This movie is well made for a kids movie, and it is my favorite of the series of films. I even like this more than the TV show. It has more drama and action than the other parts. And it's dark, I like that in a kids movie.


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