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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

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Four teenage mutant ninja turtles emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from a gang of criminal ninjas.

Director:

Steve Barron

Writers:

Kevin Eastman (characters), Peter Laird (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judith Hoag ... April O'Neil
Elias Koteas ... Casey Jones
Josh Pais ... Raphael (voice) / Passenger In Cab
David Forman David Forman ... Leonardo / Gang Member
Brian Tochi ... Leonardo (voice)
Leif Tilden Leif Tilden ... Donatello / Foot Messenger
Corey Feldman ... Donatello (voice)
Michelan Sisti ... Michaelangelo / Pizza Man
Robbie Rist ... Michaelangelo (voice)
Kevin Clash ... Splinter (voice)
James Saito ... The Shredder
David McCharen David McCharen ... The Shredder / Oroku Saki (voice)
Toshishiro Obata Toshishiro Obata ... Tatsu
Michael McConnohie ... Tatsu (voice)
Michael Turney ... Danny Pennington
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Storyline

Through contact with a mysterious substance, called Ooze, 4 little turtles in the canalization of New York mutate to giant turtles. They can speak, walk upright and love pizza. The wise rat Splinter becomes their mentor and educates them to Ninja fighters. Their arch-enemy is the bad, bad guy Shredder, who struggles to gain power over the world. Of course the ninja turtles will do everything to stop him. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Lean, green and on the screen everywhere. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official TMNT site

Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

30 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$135,265,915

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$201,965,915
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Russell Mulcahy was considered to direct. See more »

Goofs

When Michelangelo yells as he's fighting on the street in the last scene, you can see the actor through the mouth opening. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
April O'Neil: Much more than just a series of small, isolated incidents, it's now apparent that an organized criminal element is at work and at the moment, business is good. So good in fact that there appear to be no eyewitnesses to any of these crimes. With complaints ranging from purse snatching to breaking and entering, police switchboards have been swamped with the angry voices of more and more citizens who have fallen prey to the recent surge of crime that continues to plague the city. ...
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Crazy Credits

The film title appears from behind the corner of the sewer, just before the Turtles come around it and are fully seen for the first time. See more »

Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was based on the cut British version. In addition it was heavily dimmed and cartoon-like sound effects were added to the fight scenes. This version was also used for TV airings and VHS home video releases. Only in 2010 the film was released uncut on DVD. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Eagle Eye (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

9.95
Written by Dan Hartman and Charlie Midnight
Performed by Spunkadelic
Courtesy of SBK Records
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User Reviews

 
An oddity, in a totally positive way.
14 February 2006 | by pootcSee all my reviews

This movie is an oddity, and I mean this in a totally positive way. When I was young I watched the cartoon, I saw the film as a kid too and liked it. What I've realised today is it's really a film for kids and adults alike, offering enjoyable action scenes and hilarious humour while also providing a surprisingly dark narrative. The feelings of loss, and the importance of family are ever present in this film and the Turtles play the part to perfection, leaving you to empathize with their state while the villains are brutal and merciless, offering no compassion or remorse. It's a classic tale of good verses evil and right verses wrong. The characters in this film are all extremely likable; the creature effects are surprisingly good and with so many scenes playing out so well it's hard not to enjoy the whole package. Many critics disagree, but this movie rocked when I was a kid, and it still rocks today! Cowabunga dudes!


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