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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paige Turco ... April O'Neil
David Warner ... Professor Jordon Perry
Michelan Sisti ... Michelangelo / 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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Cowabunga, it's the new turtle movie. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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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 »

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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

Leif Tilden (The performer inside the Donatello costume), Michelan Sisti (The performer inside the Michaelangelo costume), Kevin Clash (Splinter), David McCharen (The voice of Shredder), Toshishiro Obata (Tatsu), Michael McConnohie (The voice of Tatsu), and Raymond Serra (Chief Sterns) are the only cast to return from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990). Brian Tochi (The voice of Leonardo) and Robbie Rist (The voice of Michaelangelo) are the only actors who appeared in all three live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies. See more »

Goofs

When Keno is waiting outside for the Foot audition, a certain part of Manhattan is visible in the background, however, when he is walking into the building, the background shows that he is at least a mile away. See more »

Quotes

Raphael: Okay, we get you in, we find the Foot headquarters, we get you out to tell the others, right?
Keno: Gee, maybe I should write this down.
Raphael: What?
[skyward]
Raphael: I'm being punished aren't I?
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Alternate Versions

In the theatrical release, the first fight scene when the turtles first come in was slightly longer. On further home video releases, for some strange reason, it was shortened. See more »

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Referenced in Epic Ink: The Duel and the Dark Knight (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

This World
Written by Mickey Mahoney, Troy Duncombe, and Rosano Martinez
©1990 EMI Songs Australia Pty Ltd/Sony Music Publishing/Copyright Control
Performed by Magnificent VII courtesy of Truetone/EMI Records Australia Pty Ltd
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Pretty good sequel

This film opens with tremendous confidence and energy. The humor of the Turtles may be so 1990 but I still dig it. The opening scene in the shopping mall is way funny and a great way to introduce is to the sequel. At the time the style of the Turtles wasn't so stale, so the plot may seem a bit childish or dumb now.

I have no doubts that if this movie were made today it would not be subtitled 'The Secret of the Ooze'. One can hardly expect high art from a movie called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II but they could have subtitled it something a little less crass. Apparently taking place right after the first movie (where's Casey) it wastes no time bringing back the Shredder and the rest of the Foot Clan.

This time Shredder aims to steal the cannister of ooze that mutated our heroes so he can make his own monsters to avenge his defeat. The result is Tokka and Rahzar and it seems like a half-attempt at a live-action version of Rocksteady and Bebop. As you can imagine, this plot isn't very clever. But the movie never really lulls so long as our heroes are on screen.

Look out for a cameo by Vanilla Ice (looking alarmingly like Dolph Lundgren) at the end. It's so dated it may be difficult to watch but as long as your alone you won't have to cringe.

The DVD has wonderful motion menus as well as a great 1.85:1 anamorphic picture with Dolby 5.1 sound. Extras are thin but still it's a great buy.


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