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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:
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 <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  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)


$78,656,813 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Starting in this film, Paige Turco takes over the role of April O'Neil. Turco bares more a resemblance to the character as she's seen in the original Mirage comic book. The original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) actress, Judith Hoag, was never even approached about the idea of reprising her role from the first movie, and she blames it on her own personal complaining - particularly about the six-day schedule and the amount of violence in the movie. See more »


In the junkyard scene, part of Marc Caso's arm can be seen when Leonardo reaches for his katana blades and his costume opens up at the elbow. See more »


Michaelangelo: Please, please. A moment to reflect.
[all the turtles sniff]
Michaelangelo: AHHHH! Okay!
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Ninja Rap
Written by Vanilla Ice, Earthquake, and Todd W. Langen
©1991 EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Ice Baby/QPM Music Inc./ICBD Music
Performed by Vanilla Ice & Earthquake
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Pretty good sequel
20 May 2004 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

This film opens with tremendous confidence and energy. The humor of the Turtles may be so 1990 but I still dig it. The opening scene in the shopping mall is way funny and a great way to introduce is to the sequel. At the time the style of the Turtles wasn't so stale, so the plot may seem a bit childish or dumb now.

I have no doubts that if this movie were made today it would not be subtitled 'The Secret of the Ooze'. One can hardly expect high art from a movie called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II but they could have subtitled it something a little less crass. Apparently taking place right after the first movie (where's Casey) it wastes no time bringing back the Shredder and the rest of the Foot Clan.

This time Shredder aims to steal the cannister of ooze that mutated our heroes so he can make his own monsters to avenge his defeat. The result is Tokka and Rahzar and it seems like a half-attempt at a live-action version of Rocksteady and Bebop. As you can imagine, this plot isn't very clever. But the movie never really lulls so long as our heroes are on screen.

Look out for a cameo by Vanilla Ice (looking alarmingly like Dolph Lundgren) at the end. It's so dated it may be difficult to watch but as long as your alone you won't have to cringe.

The DVD has wonderful motion menus as well as a great 1.85:1 anamorphic picture with Dolby 5.1 sound. Extras are thin but still it's a great buy.

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