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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leif Tilden ...
Kenn Scott ...
Raphael (as Kenn Troum)
Shredder (as Francois Chau)
Toshishiro Obata ...
Raymond Serra ...
Joseph Amodei ...
Parlor Owner


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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Release Date:

22 March 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Tartarugas Ninja II - O Segredo do Ooze  »


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the scene where the turtles are leaving Aprils house and sneaking into the sewer to find a place to live. Before Michelangelo goes into the sewer the line he says to April is a quote from Humphrey Bogart character in Casablanca (1942). See more »


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 »


Tatsu: Our father gone!
[kicks over boxes]
Tatsu: They will pay! I, Tatsu, now lead! Let any who challenge step forward!
Shredder: [appearing in doorway] I challenge!
Freddy: His face!
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Back To School
Written by Solomon Forbes, Duane Daniel, Brian Daniel, and Gene Parker
©1991 EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Fifth Street Music
Performed by Fifth Platoon
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The spirit of the comics and the cartoon is alive and well in "The Secret of the Ooze.
13 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

In this sequel, which was rushed into theatres the year after the first film, the Turtles get in touch with a scientist named Jordan Perry (David Warner), who has access to the mysterious ooze that originally transformed them. Unfortunately, the Shredder has returned, and he wants the ooze to transform himself into an unbeatable opponent. The Turtles work to keep the Shredder from using the ooze.

This is one of those rare sequels that actually lives up quite nicely to the original. While it's not as good as the first, it really had a shot to be almost its equal. In fact, I enjoyed this movie better than the first, until it swerved into this goofy night club dance sequence with Vanilla Ice.

Still, the spirit of the comics and the cartoon is alive and well in "The Secret of the Ooze." It's also a good TMNT movie because it deals with the Turtles' origins, which always makes for some great storytelling.

This lacks the darkness and subtlety that makes the first film so good, and so adult, but its simplified plot and gags will appeal to the under tens. The sequel plays things very safe

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