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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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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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As Tartarugas Ninja II - O Segredo do Ooze  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,030,473, 24 March 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$78,656,813
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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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In the first fight scene, when the turtles come down the stairs behind Keno, they come to a stop. Before they jump into the air for the title screen, you can see them jump onto what is assumed to be a trampoline. See more »

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Raphael: Amazing, guys, and I thought all the really good dungeons were in Europe.
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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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Less gritty than the first, but more fun
10 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

Well, this second film was more kid-oriented and played more for laughs, but I still got a kick out of it. Paige Turco made a better April than Judith Hoag (and what a cool apartment April has!) and Ernie Reyes Jr. (whatever happened to him?) is a lot of fun to watch too. What WAS the secret of the ooze? I haven't seen the film in years!

Re: Vanilla Ice. Yes, his very presence is laughable, let alone his "performance". But in his defense, he's less embarrassing here than in 1991's other blockbuster smash hit, Cool As Ice!


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