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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

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The turtles find themselves transported back in time to ancient Japan.

Director:

Stuart Gillard

Writers:

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:
Elias Koteas ... Casey Jones / Whit
Paige Turco ... April O'Neil
Stuart Wilson ... Walker
Sab Shimono ... Lord Norinaga
Vivian Wu ... Mitsu
Mark Caso ... Leonardo
Matt Hill ... Raphael
Jim Raposa Jim Raposa ... Donatello
David Fraser David Fraser ... Michaelangelo
James Murray ... Splinter
Eidan Hanzei Eidan Hanzei ... Kenshin (as Henry Hayashi)
John Aylward ... Niles
Mak Takano Mak Takano ... Benkei - Honor Guard #1
Steve Akahoshi Steve Akahoshi ... Honor Guard #2 (as Steven Getson Akahoshi)
Kent Kim Kent Kim ... Honor Guard #3
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Storyline

When a magic scepter accidentally transports April back through time to 17th Century Japan, the boys take-off in hot pursuit, cowabungling their way out of the sewers right into Samurai-O-Rama! Now they must battle the evil Lord Norinaga to reclaim the magic scepter that will bring them back below the subways of New York City. Written by Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com>

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The Turtles Are Back....In Time See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for swashbuckling violence and mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Often erroneously thought to be subtitled: "Turtles in Time." In actuality, it has no subtitle. This confusion is likely due to the fact that in the early 90s, not long before this movie was a popular video game released in arcades and later on home consoles titled "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time." Some of this film's later DVD cases actually have the incorrect title on its cover. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Turtles in Time." See more »

Goofs

Leo ducks a cannon shot and his bandana straps are over the front part of his shoulders, actually going into the inner part of his shell, next shot they are back behind his shoulders. See more »

Quotes

Michaelangelo: I don't think I'll ever laugh again.
Splinter: Hmmm... Yo, Dude!
Michaelangelo: Huh?
Splinter: [suddenly wearing a Hawaiian hat] Hee hee hee hee hee...
Michaelangelo: Oh... Yo, dude!
[laughs]
Splinter: Just like Elvis in Blue Hawaii. Uh-huh-huh! I saw it on cable.
Michaelangelo: [continues laughing]
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Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was based on the cut British version. This version was also released on VHS. Only in 2003 the film was released uncut on DVD. See more »


Soundtracks

Conga
Performed by Barrio Boyzz (as The Barrio Boyzz)
Written by Enrique Elías García (as Enrique Elias Garcia)
Published by Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing (BMI)
Courtesy of SBK Records / EMI Records Group North America
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Worth a see with fun, puns and a happy ending.
5 April 1999 | by Darkwing-7See all my reviews

All in all, this is a fun movie. After the first two TMNT movies, this one breaks with the Shredder theme (fortunately as Shredder seemed about as hard to kill as the first Terminator) and takes the brothers back in time. Warring families in feudal Japan provide the backdrop for teenage Turtle-jinx while Elias Koteas (Casey Jones) displays an enlightening dual role capability. The costumes look more comfortable at the expense of realistic but otherwise, the puns - I mean fun - keeps flowing. If you enjoyed the first two then see this one.


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Details

Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Sacred Scroll of Death See more »

Filming Locations:

Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,419,597, 21 March 1993

Gross USA:

$42,273,609

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,273,609
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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