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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)

The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last canister of the ooze that created the Turtles, with which Shredder wants to unleash an army of new mutants.

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Michaelangelo / Soho Man
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Donatello / Foot #3
Kenn Scott ...
Raphael (as Kenn Troum)
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Leonardo / News Room Staff
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Shredder (as Francois Chau)
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Joseph Amodei ...
Parlor Owner
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The turtles find out where the Ooze, the substance which made them mutate, came from. Unfortunately Shredder learns about it too, and uses it to enhance himself. So the turtles have to prove again who's the better ninja fighter. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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22 March 1991 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$78,656,813 (USA)
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Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird both felt that the Shredder should not appear in the second movie. Laird even planned a scene where a garbage man found Shredder's helmet, crushed and twisted which would have been a subtle enough way to refer to his ambiguous fate from the first film and set the scene for his appearance in a third TMNT movie. However, the producers wanted the movie to be closer to the cartoon and therefore decided to have Shredder return in this movie instead. See more »

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At the end of the movie Splinter refineries Vanilla ice's "Ninja Rap" song despite not having been in the club to hear him perform it. See more »

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[the turtles are watching April interview Professor Perry]
Raphael: Man, who is this spaz-matic?
Donatello: Would you give the guy a break? He's a scientist!
Raphael: Yeah, fascinating. Hey!
[picking up TV guide]
Raphael: Isn't Oprah on?
Leonardo: Raph, just leave it!
[throws away TV guide]
Leonardo: We're watching April.
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This World
Written by Mickey Mahoney, Troy Duncombe, and Rosano Martinez
©1990 EMI Songs Australia Pty Ltd/Sony Music Publishing/Copyright Control
Performed by Magnificent VII courtesy of Truetone/EMI Records Australia Pty Ltd
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The spirit of the comics and the cartoon is alive and well in "The Secret of the Ooze.
13 October 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In this sequel, which was rushed into theatres the year after the first film, the Turtles get in touch with a scientist named Jordan Perry (David Warner), who has access to the mysterious ooze that originally transformed them. Unfortunately, the Shredder has returned, and he wants the ooze to transform himself into an unbeatable opponent. The Turtles work to keep the Shredder from using the ooze.

This is one of those rare sequels that actually lives up quite nicely to the original. While it's not as good as the first, it really had a shot to be almost its equal. In fact, I enjoyed this movie better than the first, until it swerved into this goofy night club dance sequence with Vanilla Ice.

Still, the spirit of the comics and the cartoon is alive and well in "The Secret of the Ooze." It's also a good TMNT movie because it deals with the Turtles' origins, which always makes for some great storytelling.

This lacks the darkness and subtlety that makes the first film so good, and so adult, but its simplified plot and gags will appeal to the under tens. The sequel plays things very safe


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