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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Kevin Eastman (characters) and
Peter Laird (characters) ...
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Release Date:
30 March 1990 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Heroes in a half shell! See more »
Plot:
A quartet of mutated humanoid turtles clash with an uprising criminal gang of ninjas. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Much better than you might think See more (166 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Judith Hoag ... April O'Neil

Elias Koteas ... Casey Jones

Josh Pais ... Raphael (voice) / Passenger In Cab
David Forman ... Leonardo / Gang Member

Brian Tochi ... Leonardo (voice)

Leif Tilden ... Donatello / Foot Messenger
Michelan Sisti ... Michaelangelo / Pizza Man

Robbie Rist ... Michaelangelo (voice)

Kevin Clash ... Splinter (voice)

James Saito ... The Shredder / Oroko Saki
David McCharen ... The Shredder / Oroku Saki (voice)

Sam Rockwell ... Head Thug
Toshishiro Obata ... Tatsu

Michael McConnohie ... Tatsu (voice)
Michael Turney ... Danny Pennington

Jay Patterson ... Charles Pennington
Raymond Serra ... Chief Sterns
Kitty Fitzgibbon ... June
Louis Cantarini ... Cab Driver

Joe D'Onofrio ... Movie Hoodlum #1 (as Joseph D'Onofrio)

John Ward ... Movie Hoodlum #2 (as John D. Ward)
Ju Yu ... Shinsho
Cassandra Ward-Freeman ... Charles' Secretary

Mark Jeffrey Miller ... Technician
John Rogers ... New Recruit
Tae Pak ... Talkative Foot #1
Kenn Scott ... Talkative Foot #2 (as Kenn Troum)
Robert Haskell ... Tall Teen

Josh Lozoff ... Beaten Teen (as Joshua Bo Lozoff)
Winston Hemingway ... Police Officer #1

Joe Inscoe ... Police Officer #2

Corey Feldman ... Donatello (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Curtis Bush ... Foot Soldier
Kevin Eastman ... Citizen (uncredited)

Rick Gomez ... Thug (uncredited)
Curtis Lambert ... Subway Bystander (uncredited)
Robert J. Maxwell ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Nick Pernice ... Central Park Robbery Bystander (uncredited)

Kimani Ray Smith ... Gangster (uncredited)

Skeet Ulrich ... Thug (uncredited)
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Directed by
Steve Barron 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Kevin Eastman (characters) and
Peter Laird (characters)

Bobby Herbeck (story)

Todd W. Langen (screenplay) and
Bobby Herbeck (screenplay)

Produced by
David Chan .... producer
Raymond Chow .... executive producer
Graham Cottle .... co-producer
Kim Dawson .... producer
Simon Fields .... producer
Gary Propper .... in association with: A Limelight Production
 
Original Music by
John Du Prez 
 
Cinematography by
John Fenner (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William D. Gordean 
Sally Menke 
James R. Symons 
 
Casting by
Lynn Kressel 
 
Production Design by
Roy Forge Smith 
 
Art Direction by
Gary Wissner 
 
Set Decoration by
Barbara Kahn 
Brendan Smith 
 
Costume Design by
John Hay 
 
Makeup Department
Beate Eisele .... special makeup effects artist
Dalaree Goodwin .... additional makeup artist
Jeff Goodwin .... makeup artist
Michelle Johnson .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Edwin 'Itsi' Atkins .... production supervisor
Doug Cole .... production supervisor
Thomas K. Gray .... executive in charge of production
David Blake Hartley .... production manager
Lyda Blank .... production manager: New York (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Grossman .... first assistant director
Brian Henson .... second unit director
Pamela Kuri .... second assistant director
John Wildermuth .... second second assistant director (as John Wildermuth Jr.)
 
Art Department
Robert Beck .... property master
Michael T. Daigle .... lead scenic artist
Jerry Hall .... set designer
Tom Jones Jr. .... construction coordinator
Brian Kontz .... plasterer
Carol Lavoie .... set designer
Brendan McCarthy .... storyboard artist
James F. Oñate .... scenic foreman
Gus Ramsden .... storyboard artist
Kip Bartlett .... set dresser (uncredited)
John Bromell .... set dresser (uncredited)
Hank P. Constantineau .... set sign painter (uncredited)
Jack Cornish .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Michael J. Hall .... lead carpenter (uncredited)
Todd Hatfield .... stand-by scenic artist (uncredited)
General Fermon Judd Jr. .... set dresser (uncredited)
Mike Keith .... painter (uncredited)
Joe Lemmon .... set dresser (uncredited)
Paul Martin .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jeffrey L. McKay .... carpenter (uncredited)
Stephen C. Peterman .... set dresser (uncredited)
Bill Piper .... plasterer (uncredited)
Chris L. Spellman .... set dresser (uncredited)
Barry Spencer .... carpenter (uncredited)
Karen Steward .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Brian Stultz .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Richard Waldrop .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Wallace W. Wright .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bobbi Banks .... adr editor
Jeff Courtie .... foley mixer
Victor DiMattia .... looping
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Darrell Hall .... foley editor
Robert Heffernan .... adr supervisor
Michael Herbick .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Heslin .... foley artist
Victor Iorillo .... sound editor
Gregg Landaker .... sound re-recording mixer
George Leong .... boom operator
Steve Maslow .... sound re-recording mixer
Kathy McCart .... sound recordist
Lee Orloff .... location sound mixer
John Post .... foley artist
Michael P. Redbourn .... supervising sound editor
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer
Gary Ritchie .... sound recordist
Catherine Shorr .... sound editor
Richard Shorr .... sound effects
Richard Shorr .... supervising sound editor
Christopher T. Welch .... dialogue editor
Knox White .... cableman
Al Heath .... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)
John Kwiatkowski .... sound editor (uncredited)
Ken Troisi .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Bill Ward .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ken Barley .... mold maker
Chris Barton .... creature shop
Barry Fowler .... mold maker
Dave Kelly .... mold maker
Al Marangoni .... special effects technician
Alan Murphy .... fabricator
Joe Digaetano .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
David Fletcher .... assistant special effects (uncredited)
John Stephenson .... creative supervisor (uncredited)
Bob Thorne .... animatronics technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Ray Scott .... visual supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Reginalf Barnes Jr. .... skateboard stunt double: Donatello (as Reggie Barnes)
Paul Bucossi .... stunts
Thomas Dewier .... stunts
Norman Douglass .... stunts
Dale Frye .... stunts
Shannon Gordon .... stunts
Gene Harrison .... stunts
Pat E. Johnson .... stunt coordinator
Ip Choi Nam .... turtles stunt double
Shawn O'Neil .... stunt double
Shawn O'Neil .... stunts
Ernie Reyes Jr. .... fight/stunt double: Donatello
Terry D. Rich .... stunts
Michael Russo .... stunts
Kenn Scott .... turtles stunt double (as Kenn Troum)
Jimmy Lee Sessoms .... stunts
Tak Wai 'Billy' Liu .... assistant martial arts consultant (as Tak Wai 'Billy' Liu)
Chi Wai Chiang .... turtles stunt double
Deborah Watkins .... stunts
Brandy Yuen .... martial arts consultant (as Chun Wai 'Brandy' Yuen)
Mo Yuen .... turtles stunt double (as Mo-Chow Yuen)
Paul Beahm .... stunts: Casey Jones (uncredited)
Kurt Bryant .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert M. Andres .... key grip: New York
Mike Brewster .... camera operator
Ted Churchill .... Steadicam operator
Tony Cutrono .... director of photography: second unit
Scott R. Davis .... key grip
John Ferguson .... gaffer
Bill Finger .... second assistant camera
Chip Hackler .... second assistant camera: 2nd unit
Tommy Hinson .... rigging grip supervisor
Robert Hoelen .... best boy
Jeff 'Moose' Howery .... dolly grip
Jonathan Lumley .... gaffer
Alan Markfield .... still photographer
Cristiano Palermi .... lighting technician
David W. Strong .... rigging gaffer
Stephen Thompson .... best boy
Stephen Thompson .... generator operator
James Tomaro .... rigging gaffer
Jeffery J. Tufano .... first assistant camera
Bryan Ashford .... grip (uncredited)
Joe D'Alessandro .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Lynn Dodson .... gaffer: second unit (uncredited)
Rusty Edmonson .... electrician (uncredited)
Russell Hardee .... rigging grip supervisor (uncredited)
Billy Hendricks .... electrician (uncredited)
Scott Hillman .... grip (uncredited)
Dan Karlok .... best boy (uncredited)
Dan Karlok .... generator operator: New York (uncredited)
Terry D. Long .... electrician (uncredited)
Cristiano Palermi .... electrician (uncredited)
Alan Pickelsimer .... electrician (uncredited)
Roger Schweitzer .... video technician (uncredited)
Tommy Ray Sullivan .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Troy N. Wade .... rigging grip (uncredited)
T.J. Williams .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Andrea Curtis .... casting
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Libby Featherston .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sara Seidman .... creature dresser
Alonzo Wilson .... costume supervisor
Gray Hunter .... costume dresser (uncredited)
Peter Jacovich .... costume dresser (uncredited)
Marian Keating .... costume dresser (uncredited)
Barbara Miller .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Michael Nations .... costume dresser (uncredited)
Patsy Rainey .... costume crafts (uncredited)
Laura Senters .... costume dresser (uncredited)
Anna M. Welcome .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Jean Wesner .... costume dresser (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Marta Evry .... apprentice editor
Dennis McNeill .... color timer
Suzy Elmiger .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Ellen Elphand .... editorial apprentice (uncredited)
Gina Mittelman .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Janice Parker .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Stu Cantor .... music supervisor
Murray Deutch .... music supervisor
Pat Lucas .... music coordinator
Larry Mah .... score engineer
Larry Mah .... score mixer
Katherine Quittner .... music recording supervisor and music editor
John Richards .... orchestral recording (uncredited)
Shirley Walker .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Neil Hyman .... transportation coordinator
Doug DuRose .... driver (uncredited)
Anthony Forester .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Bobby McMahon .... driver (uncredited)
David Outlaw .... driver (uncredited)
John Silvia .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Sheila Allen .... production accountant
Will Alovis .... production assistant
Rickey Boyd .... animatronic puppeteers: "Splinter"
Mary Bridges .... production coordinator
Mike Casey .... unit publicist
David Greenaway .... animatronic puppeteers: "Raphael"
Sandra M. Haskell .... script supervisor
Brian Henson .... chief puppeteer
Pat E. Johnson .... martial arts choreographer
Amy Krell .... assistant to producers and director
Mike Repeta .... production assistant
Martin P. Robinson .... animatronic puppeteers: "Leonardo"
David Rudman .... animatronic puppeteers: "Leonardo"
Elizabeth Shea .... location assistant
Peter D. Steinbroner .... production associate
Robert Tygner .... animatronic puppeteers: "Splinter"
Anne Wilson .... assistant production accountant (as Anne Moosman)
Mak Wilson .... animatronic puppeteers: "Michaelangelo"
Adam Alphin .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Richard Arsenault .... video technician assistant (uncredited)
Xenia Beith .... suit designer (uncredited)
Xenia Beith .... suit fabricator (uncredited)
Xenia Beith .... suit maintainer (uncredited)
Linton Bocock .... foam lab technician (uncredited)
Scott Buckwald .... production assistant (uncredited)
C.F. Burton .... medic (uncredited)
Fiona Cazaly .... suit designer (uncredited)
Fiona Cazaly .... suit fabricator (uncredited)
Fiona Cazaly .... suit maintainer (uncredited)
Grady Cooper .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jamie Courtier .... mechanical supervisor (uncredited)
R. Andrew Doan .... stage set constructor (uncredited)
Eileen Eichenstein .... production office supervisor (uncredited)
Cathie Hegler Godwin .... production secretary (uncredited)
Robert G. Goodwin .... martial arts trainer: New York (uncredited)
Verner Gresty .... mechanical supervisor (uncredited)
Vick Griffin .... location scout (uncredited)
Dave Housman .... computer and electronics supervisor (uncredited)
Jamie Jackson-Moore .... mechanical fabricator (uncredited)
Alan Lasky .... video Assist: puppeteer (uncredited)
Lesja Liber .... suit designer (uncredited)
Lesja Liber .... suit fabricator (uncredited)
Lesja Liber .... suit maintainer (uncredited)
Geoff Paige .... mechanical supervisor (uncredited)
Olivia Patton .... production assistant (uncredited)
Randall Pickett .... craft service (uncredited)
Marlene Pivnick .... production executive (uncredited)
Quentin Plant .... computer and electronics fabricator (uncredited)
Quentin Plant .... computer and electronics maintainer (uncredited)
William Plant .... project supervisor (uncredited)
Daniel Remer .... project coordinator (uncredited)
Jim Sandys .... mechanical fabricator (uncredited)
Neal Scanlan .... mechanical supervisor (uncredited)
Brad Stephens .... publicist (uncredited)
John W. Stuart .... production controller (uncredited)
Neal Thompson .... title designer (uncredited)
Kenny Wilson .... mold supervisor (uncredited)
Venus Wong .... production associate (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie" - USA (long title)
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Original Movie" - USA (DVD box title)
"Mutant Turtles" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
93 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Finland:K-12 | Finland:K-14 (original rating) | Germany:12 | Iceland:10 (original rating) | Iceland:12 (video rating) | Italy:T | Netherlands:AL (video rating) (1992) | Norway:15 | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | Spain:T | Sweden:15 | UK:PG (cut) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2003) (uncut) | USA:PG (No. 30181)
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Trivia:
It took three puppeteers to operate the Splinter puppet. Kevin Clash performs the puppet while the facial expressions are remote controlled by another puppeteer and the arms are controlled by the puppeteer who works along with Kevin during the performances of the puppet.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: As Leonardo leaves April's apartment, we see his sword bend against the wall, like rubber.See more »
Quotes:
[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...
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Las caguamas ninja (1991) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
EVERY HEART NEEDS A HOMESee more »

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24 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Much better than you might think, 10 August 1999

Now that the TMNT craze has been over for a few years due to the dumbing down of the original, show, the stupid live action show and lackluster followups to the original movie, I feel I can safely comment on this movie and not be accused of jumping on the bandwagon. The movie is a bit surprising, it is quite dark, there is swearing (a big no no in translating a popular kids TV show to the big screen), and some bloody fights, well bloody for the expected age audience. The tone really fits the original Eastman and Laird comic series which was excellent. And thats great, the last thing we need is a cheap cash-in on a popular comic. After TMNT and Batman what was the last good comic movie? Maybe the Mask, the Crow, or Blade. So a good comic movie is very rare thing and I think TMNT deserves a second look just because its tone was so different from what it could have been and eventually did become in TMNT 2 and 3. I'll be generous because I look with nostalgic eyes, I was 7 when I first saw the movie in 1990, and give it an 8/10.

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