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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 ... 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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Certificate:

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Details

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

Raphael meets Tatsu for the first time in this sequel. He would've met him in the first film if he wasn't unconscious at the time. See more »

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Wires can be seen coming out of Leonardo's shell at the beginning when they are all eating pizza with April. See more »

Quotes

Michaelangelo: [seeing Tokka and Rahzar] Hey didn't we see these guys on WrestleMania?
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Follow the Leader (2013) 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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Less gritty than the first, but more fun
10 April 2001 | by Monika-5See all my reviews

Well, this second film was more kid-oriented and played more for laughs, but I still got a kick out of it. Paige Turco made a better April than Judith Hoag (and what a cool apartment April has!) and Ernie Reyes Jr. (whatever happened to him?) is a lot of fun to watch too. What WAS the secret of the ooze? I haven't seen the film in years!

Re: Vanilla Ice. Yes, his very presence is laughable, let alone his "performance". But in his defense, he's less embarrassing here than in 1991's other blockbuster smash hit, Cool As Ice!


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