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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)

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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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Michael Pressman

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Kevin Eastman (based on characters created by), Peter Laird (based on characters created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paige Turco ... April O'Neil
David Warner ... Professor Jordon Perry
Michelan Sisti ... Michelangelo / Soho Man
Leif Tilden ... Donatello / Foot #3
Kenn Scott Kenn Scott ... Raphael (as Kenn Troum)
Mark Caso ... Leonardo / News Room Staff
Kevin Clash ... Splinter
Ernie Reyes Jr. ... Keno
François Chau ... Shredder (as Francois Chau)
Toshishiro Obata Toshishiro Obata ... Tatsu
Raymond Serra Raymond Serra ... Chief Sterns
Mark Ginther ... Rahzar
Kurt Bryant ... Tokka
Kevin Nash ... Super Shredder
Joseph Amodei Joseph Amodei ... Parlor Owner
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

Official TMNT site

Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,030,473, 24 March 1991

Gross USA:

$78,656,813

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,656,813
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

One possible approach that Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird had for the second movie was to use some of the elements in TMNT issue #2 (the Baxter Stockman/mousers story). The Stockman/mousers tale is pretty straightforward, and could've been lifted from the book with little alterations (though they would have to find another assistant for Stockman, as in the movie April already has a different job). Eastman and Laird also wanted to include the Rat King who they felt could be a really neat, visually arresting character on film, and could have some interesting interactions with him, Splinter, and the mousers. See more »

Goofs

Before the final fight with Tokka and Rahzar, when Donatello and Professor Perry deduce that they need CO2 in order to destabilize the mutation, they find a fire extinguisher. When they grab it, you can see from the pressure gauge that it is in fact not a CO2 extinguisher. This would make sense because CO2 extinguishers are primarily used for closed in areas or electrical equipment. See more »

Quotes

Raphael: Amazing, guys, and I thought all the really good dungeons were in Europe.
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Alternate Versions

The depiction of chainsticks on screen was rarely allowed in the UK back in the early 90's, so the movie was heavily cut or reframed to remove every last trace of them. However it has since be shown uncut on UK TV and was passed uncut by the BBFC for it's 2002 DVD release. See more »


Soundtracks

Creatures Of Habit
Written by Steve Harvey and Renée Geyer (as Renee Geyer)
©1991 EMI Blackwood Music Inc./EMI April Music Inc./Ney Gey Music
Performed by Spunkadelic
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Superb but lacks darkness like the original
10 August 2005 | by enjoiskaterguySee all my reviews

The sequel to the smash hit 1990 TMNT, starts off greatly with an introduction to a new character (Keno) and has a great pizza scene showing how the city loves New York pizza as well as metaphorically showing the viewers watching that this indeed is a turtles movie...The opening music is great and is perfect for the city scene.

The plot is not as well thought out as the original but still does the turtles a good name for them...I still feel they rushed it a little seeing that the movie was in production right after the 1st movie went into theaters...I seem to feel the super shredder was the turning point in the franchise, meaning that it went from a sort of Tim Burtan feel with TMNT 1, and ended up with a corny kid focused feeling with the introduction of the super shredder..and the ninja rap didn't help either..all though I thought it was cool....I just wished secret of the ooze was more of a dark TMNT movie....which the 1st movie held on to strong.

The addition of Professor Jorden Perry and the whole TGRI company was a great idea to explain the chemical spill and the mutation the turtles went through. His mature nature and serious tone helped the movie maintain a sense of maturity as well as stability in the plot.

The acting was great in this one as well and the comedy was just as good as in the first movie. Although Corey Feldman did not voice Donetello in this one, the replaced voice actor was great...I even might say that the actor that voiced Don in TMNT 2 is just as good as Cory Feldman's voice acting in the 1st and 3rd movie.

IN conclusion, TMNT: Secret of the Ooze is a great sequel that is both funny as well as serious and is a great movie for any age. The only thing that bothered me was that is was slightly too focused on the youth audience and didn't stay 100% with the original's dark atmosphere.


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