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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 (1993)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (original title)
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When their closest friend April O'Neil discovers an ancient scepter with magical powers, the turtles must cow-a-bunga their way back to 17th century Japan to rescue her from the evil clutches of Lord Norinaga.

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

Ancient Japan, 1393. Without a map. Without a clue. Without a pizza. The international phenomenon that is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, returns for a daring trip back in time. When their closest friend April O'Neil is accidentally transported to 17th century Japan, the Turtles spring into action, using a mysterious scepter to travel after her. Cowabunga. What they discover is they've landed right in the middle of a rebel samurai war. Now, with precious time on their side, they must save April and survive the deadly battle before it spills over into present day New York City.

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Turtles in time See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

This is film is part of a multi-media Feudal Japan Ninja Turtles event with the "Masks" story first appearing in the Mirage comics in 1992, the third film released in early 1993, and the Turtles and Splinter traveling back to Feudal Japan to fight Shredder in a late 1993 episode of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 1 (1987) cartoon. Since then, traveling back to Feudal Japan has been a staple for the Turtles. See more »

Goofs

Raphael goes to see Yoshi and gives him a yo-yo. Raphael promises Yoshi that tomorrow afternoon he'll teach him some tricks on his yo-yo. But by tomorrow afternoon Raphael, his brothers & April should be long gone back home as they only have 2 1/2 days through the space time continuum to do what they need to do before going back home to the present. So Raphael made a promise that he wasn't going to be able to keep to Yoshi. See more »

Quotes

Walker: My cannons can destroy these demons. You can rewrite history.
Lord Norinaga: No!
[stalks out of room]
Walker: I can rewrite *you.*
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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 »

Connections

References Backdraft (1991) 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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Were you expecting maybe the Addams Family?
5 May 2003 | by csweetleaf2See all my reviews

The turtles are at it again with their 3rd Turtle movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 but unfortunately, it isn't as good as the first two, the first one was a classic and the 2nd one was very good but the 3rd one is fairly dissapointing, the worst thing about this movie is Splinter's voice was awful and going back to time was a cheesy idea, but fortunately Elias Koteas returns as the immortal Casey Jones although he only gets to appear in about 10 minutes of the whole movie and Corey Feldman returns as the voice of Donatello (he couldn't make it to the 2nd one due to heroin addiction).

This movie gets 2 out of 5 stars instead of 1 since this movie does have Casey Jones and it's not a total waste of time.


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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

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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