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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) Four turtles and a rat are transformed into a humanized state by a mutagenetic gel in a sewer. The rat becomes their mentor, and teaches them all he knows regarding Jinjitsu. The turtles use their newfound skills to combat the crime in New york City. But when their mentor is captured by an enemy from the past, can they hold true to what they've learned, and stay together as a brotherhood?

Movie Tagline:
Heroes in a half shell!

Also Known As:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Original Movie

Title: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Release Date: March 30, 1990
Runtime: 93 mins
Genre: Action
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Languages: English, French
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby
IMDB Rating: 6.4
Buried.com Rating: 7.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With T

MPAA Rating: PG

Steve Barron

Josh Pais ...Raphael / Man In Cab (voice)
Michelan Sisti ...Michaelangelo / Pizza Man
Leif Tilden ...Donatello / Foot Messenger
David Forman ...Leonardo / Gang Leader
Robbie Rist ...Michaelangelo (voice)
Corey Feldman ...Donatello (voice)
Brian Tochi ...Leonardo (voice)
Judith Hoag ...April O'Neil
Elias Koteas ...Casey Jones
Michael Turney ...Danny Pennington
Kevin Clash ...Splinter (voice)
James Saito ...The Shredder / Oroko Saki
Toshiro Obata ...Tatsu (as Toshishiro Obata)
David McCharen ...The Shredder / Oroko Saki (voice)
Michael McConnohie ...Tatsu (voice)
Jay Patterson ...Charles Pennington
Raymond Serra ...Chief Sterns
Sam Rockwell ...Head Thug
Kitty Fitzgibbon ...June
Louis Cantarini ...Cab Driver
Joe D'Onofrio ...Movie Hoodlum #1 (as Joseph D'Onofrio)
John Ward ...Movie Hoodlum #2 (as John D. Ward)
Ju yu ...Shinsho
Cassandra Ward Freeman ...Charles' Secretary
Mark Jeffrey Miller ...Technician
John Rogers ...New Recruit
Tae Pak ...Talkative Foot #1
Kenn Scott ...Talkative Foot #2 (as Kenn Troum)
Robert Haskell ...Tall Teen
Josh Lozoff ...Beaten Teen (as Joshua Bo Lozoff)

» [more cast members]

David Chan
Raymond Chow
Graham Cottle
Kim Dawson
Simon Fields
Gary Propper

Kevin Eastman
Peter Laird
Bobby Herbeck
Todd W. Langen
Bobby Herbeck

John Du Prez

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Horror Film Trailer 1
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Horror Film Trailer 2

Movie Soundtrack(s):

More Movie Taglines:
  • Heroes in a half shell!
  • Lean, Green And On The Screen.
  • They're mean, green and on the screen
  • This ain't no cartoon.
  • All fathers care for their sons.
  • Lean, green and on the screen everywhere.
  • "Hey dude, this is_no_ cartoon."
Movie Quote(s):
  • Casey Jones: Lead the way, Toots. April: "Toots"? Casey Jones: Babe? Sweetcakes? Ah - Princess! You wanna throw me a clue here? I'm drowning. April: Hey, you know what, that's okay. I'll do it myself. Casey Jones: Fine, it's up to you. Just don't come around here asking for my help anymore. April: Casey, I wouldn't ask for your help if you were the last THING on the face of this planet. [Casey sprawls out on the porch swing; it breaks and he falls on it to the ground]
  • The Shredder: You are here because the outside world rejects you. THIS is your family. *I* am your father. I want you all to become full members of the Foot. There is a new enemy: freaks of nature who interfere with our business. You are my eyes and ears; find them. Together we will punish these creatures. These... turtles.
  • Casey Jones: Not even close, Zip-neck. Professor and Mary Ann. Happily ever after. Donatello: No way, Atomic-mouth, Gilligan was her main man. They'd be married and have six kids by now. Casey Jones: Gilligan was a geek, Barfarooni. Donatello: *You're* the geek, Camel-breath. Casey Jones: Dome-head. Donatello: Elf-lips. Casey Jones: [of the van they were repairing] Okay, let's give this a try, Fongoid. Donatello: Here goes. What are we on? Casey Jones: Uh, "G". Donatello: Here goes, Gak-face. Casey Jones: I'm ready, Hose-brain.
  • Splinter: Kids.
  • Michaelangelo: [while Leonardo slices the pizza] Yes, friends, the new tubo ginsu. Wa-hoo! It dices, it slices, and it makes French fries and three different... [a pizza slice lands on Splinter's head] Michaelangelo: WHOOPS. Splinter: Kids.
Movie Trivia:
  • All three newswomen seen or mentioned in the film have the name of a month: April, May, and June.
  • In the Foot Warehouse, the boxes in the foreground near the skate half-pipe read Mirage, which was one the comic book company that originally published Eastman and Laird's Ninja Turtles comic.
  • In the film, April is a reporter for Channel 3. In the cartoon, she was a reporter for Channel 6, and in the comics (in her first appearance), she worked for a scientist named Baxter Stockman, who was a recurring enemy of the Turtles'. She escaped from him when he tried to kill her for threatening to expose a criminal scheme he was plotting using his mass-produced "Mouser" robots.
  • This was the highest-grossing independent film of all time, having made over $133 million in domestic box office.
  • In the original trailer, there is a shot of the turtles rising up from what looks like a swamp. The shot was cut from the final release but is part of a longer scene that was later used near the end of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991).
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