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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Benkei - Honor Guard #1
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Honor Guard #2 (as Steven Getson Akahoshi)
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Honor Guard #3


The four turtles travel back in time to the days of the legendary and deadly samurai in ancient Japan, where they train to perfect the art of becoming one. The turtles also assist a small village in an uprising. Written by Anonymous

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Ancient Japan, 1593. Without a map. Without a clue. Without a pizza. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Did You Know?


Mark Caso (The performer inside the Leonardo costume), is the only cast to return from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991). Brian Tochi (The voice of Leonardo) and Robbie Rist (The voice of Michaelangelo) are the only actors who appeared in all three movies in the trilogy. Corey Feldman who appeared in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) makes his return as the voice of Donatello. See more »


Walker never grabs the scepter after he rescues his bird, a sack just appears over his shoulder holding it. See more »


Casey Jones: Enough of this camaraderie. When do we get to bust some skulls?
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Rockin' Over The Beat
Performed by Technotronic featuring Manuela Kamosi (as Ya Kid K)
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Published by BMC Publishing and Bogam Publishing
Administered by Colgems - EMI Music Inc. (ASCAP)
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Not the best, but still a laugh
8 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Originally when I saw this movie, it had only just come out in theaters and I was just a kid. At the time, I thought the movie was a steaming pile of crap, no where near in comparison tot he first two. Hell, I overlooked the inclusion of Vanilla Ice for YEARS, insisting that even if he was in the second movie, it was still better than the third. However, now that I am older and a touch wiser, I've gone back and watched all three movies (I've been on a serious TMNT-a-Thon ever since I heard a new movie was in the making). While I admit the third is indeed the worst of the three, it is far from the travesty I originally thought (and thought for years). Aside from the silly story and the poor quality turtle costumes, the dialog is given several moments to shine with some surprisingly funny jokes and one-liners and minor giggles. I'm not saying every TMNT fan should go out and buy this. I don't even own it myself. However, I think you should get a few friends together, grab some snacks, some source of caffeine, order a pizza, and rent TMNT III for a night of absurdity and laughs. That's what my friends and I did <3

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