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

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  22 March 1991 (USA)
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The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last cannister of the ooze that created the Turtles, which Shredder wants to create an army of new mutants.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelan Sisti ...
Michaelangelo / Soho Man
Donatello / Foot #3
Kenn Scott ...
Raphael (as Kenn Troum)
Leonardo / News Room Staff
Shredder (as Francois Chau)
Toshishiro Obata ...
Raymond Serra ...
Kurt Bryant ...
Joseph Amodei ...
Parlor Owner


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 <>

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Release Date:

22 March 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Tartarugas Ninja II - O Segredo do Ooze  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)


$78,656,813 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Leif Tilden (The performer inside the Donatello costume), Michelan Sisti (The performer inside the Michaelangelo costume), Kevin Clash (Splinter), David McCharen (The voice of Shredder), Toshishiro Obata (Tatsu), Michael McConnohie (The voice of Tatsu), and Raymond Serra (Chief Sterns) are the only cast to return from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990). Brian Tochi (The voice of Leonardo) and Robbie Rist (The voice of Michaelangelo) are the only actors who appeared in all three live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies. See more »


During the junkyard scene, just before Donatello is thrown, you can clearly see that Leonardo's katanas are in their sheaths. After he is thrown the shot cuts back to Leonardo fighting and his katanas are no longer there. See more »


Leonardo: [the Turtles say their farewells to April before entering the sewers] See ya, April.
April O'Neil: Bye.
[Leo hops into the sewers]
Raphael: Wish us luck.
[Hops in]
Donatello: We'll be back for Splinter.
[Hops in]
Michaelangelo: [Imitating Humphrey Bogart] Well, the lives of two people don't amount to a hill o' beans in this crazy world, Elsa. That's why you're getting on that plane.
[April laughs]
Michaelangelo: Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow...
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Written by Winston Jones, Karen Bernod, and Pierre Salandy
©1991 EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Jonesy Music
Performed by Tribal House
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The turtles return to shell out more damage.
23 October 2009 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

There really is no point in going over everything once again for newcomers who should really watch the harmless and entertaining first movie anyway.

This time around we get a new April O'Neil (Paige Turco, a vast improvement over her predecessor), no Casey Jones, a little bit of mad science, a returning Shredder, some little athletic kid who kicks people to the ground in between delivering pizza and some great enemies for the turtles to try and destroy. Oh, and as the title would suggest, there's a more prominent role for the ooze that helped make the turtles what they would become and that's the main thrust of the plot: that ooze and how it is to be used/abused by those who get their hand on it. Simplicity itself.

This is, let's be frank now, not a great movie. And yet, somehow, it kept me entertained throughout and actually left me with a big grin on my face in places. Perhaps it was the familiarity of the characters, perhaps it was some of the genuinely half-decent action sequences, perhaps it was even just the excuse all these years later of STILL being able to laugh at Vanilla Ice (oh, do watch for that scene as it is priceless).

Nostalgia is all well and good in small doses but, thankfully, this movie was amusing, light and entertaining enough in a standard family movie way to pass the time without too much pain.

See this if you like: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Double Dragon, Tank Girl.

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