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

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michaelangelo / Soho Man
Donatello / Foot #3
Kenn Scott ...
Raphael (as Kenn Troum)
Leonardo / News Room Staff
Shredder (as Francois Chau)
Toshishiro Obata ...
Raymond Serra ...
Mark Ginther ...
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 <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Release Date:

22 March 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Tartarugas Ninja II - O Segredo do Ooze  »

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)


$78,656,813 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The abandoned subway station, which serves as the Turtles' new lair, is based on the real life "City Hall" Station of the former Interborough Rapid Transit company in New York City. Although the station itself is decommissioned, the track on which it is located is still active. See more »


When Keno is waiting outside for the Foot audition, a certain part of Manhattan is visible in the background, however, when he is walking into the building, the background shows that he is at least a mile away. See more »


Shredder: Tonight we leave a calling card for the Turtles. Tomorrow... We force a final confrontation.
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Referenced in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (2013) See more »


Creatures Of Habit
Written by Steve Harvey and Renée Geyer (as Renee Geyer)
©1991 EMI Blackwood Music Inc./EMI April Music Inc./Ney Gey Music
Performed by Spunkadelic
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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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