Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  19 March 1993 (USA)
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The turtles find themselves transported back in time to ancient Japan.



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Rated PG for swashbuckling violence and mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 March 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Sacred Scroll of Death  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)


£523,324 (UK) (13 August 1993)

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1.85 : 1
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Were you expecting maybe the Addams Family?
5 May 2003 | by (Walla Walla, WA) – See all my reviews

The turtles are at it again with their 3rd Turtle movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 but unfortunately, it isn't as good as the first two, the first one was a classic and the 2nd one was very good but the 3rd one is fairly dissapointing, the worst thing about this movie is Splinter's voice was awful and going back to time was a cheesy idea, but fortunately Elias Koteas returns as the immortal Casey Jones although he only gets to appear in about 10 minutes of the whole movie and Corey Feldman returns as the voice of Donatello (he couldn't make it to the 2nd one due to heroin addiction).

This movie gets 2 out of 5 stars instead of 1 since this movie does have Casey Jones and it's not a total waste of time.

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