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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.

Director:

Michael Pressman

Writers:

Kevin Eastman (based on characters created by), Peter Laird (based on characters created by) | 1 more credit »
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paige Turco ... April O'Neil
David Warner ... Professor Jordon Perry
Michelan Sisti ... Michaelangelo / Soho Man
Leif Tilden 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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Taglines:

Cowabunga, it's the new turtle movie. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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:

As Tartarugas Ninja 2: O Segredo do Ooze See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,030,473, 24 March 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$78,656,813
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When the Turtles first encounter Tokka & Rahzar, Michaelangelo asks, "Didn't we see these guys on WrestleMania?" In fact, Kevin Nash (Super Shredder) would later make five WrestleMania appearances; including one as WWF Champion at WrestleMania XI (1995). Twenty-five years after this movie's release, action figures ended up being produced, of Ninja Turtles dressed as pro-wrestlers, including: Raphael as The Rock and Sting; Michelangelo as Macho Man Randy Savage and Rowdy Roddy Piper; and Donatello as the Ultimate Warrior and the Undertaker. Ironically, no Turtles were dressed as Kevin Nash. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie Splinter refineries Vanilla ice's "Ninja Rap" song despite not having been in the club to hear him perform it. See more »

Quotes

Splinter: Their world can never be ours.
Michaelangelo: Uh... Not even pizza?
Splinter: [after pause] Pizza's okay.
[the turtles sigh with relief]
Michaelangelo: Man, give a guy a heart attack.
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Connections

Referenced in The Matrix (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Find The Key To Your Life
Written by Cathy Dennis and David Morales
©1991 EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (Administered by Colgems - EMI Music Inc.)/Def Mix Music
Performed by Cathy Dennis and David Morales
Cathy Dennis appears courtesy of Polydor Records
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This sequel is entertaining enough to overcome certain silliness and flaws.
6 September 2005 | by hu675See all my reviews

The fearsome foursome turtles go after the glowing cannister that mutated them as babies. While the turtles are trying to find the meaning of their lives and the ooze is slipped into the hands of the evil Shredder (Francois Chau). Shredder asks the help of an unwillingly scientist (David Warner) to make his mutant allies, Rahzar and Tokka. The Turles seeks help with the young pizza deliver boy-Keno (Ernie Reyes, Jr.). The Heroes dive into action and of course, Pizza!

Directed by Michael Pressman (Doctor Detroit, Some Kind of Hero, To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday) made an entertaining sequel. This is a bigger budgeted film than the first movie. As usual, the highlight is the animatronic characters by Jim Henson's creature shop. The plot of the sequel is extremely silly but never boring. Paige Turco replaced Judith Hoag from the original and Turco is appealing in the film. Too Bad, Elias Koteas didn't return for the sequel and Corey Feldman didn't return to voice Donatello also. The film was a hit like the original. The only flaw in the sequel is the ending, which it is a mess. Rapper:Vanilla Ice appears in a embarrassing cameo. This sequel is amusing for the kids and fun for the fans of the comic book series. (*** ½/*****).


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