|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|
|Directed by||Steve Barron|
|Produced by||Simon Fields|
|Written by||Comic Book:|
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|Distributed by|| New Line Cinema|
20th Century Fox
|Release date(s)||March 30, 1990|
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|Followed by||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze|
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is the 1990 live-action film based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II The Secret of the Ooze is a 1991 action / Family film. The year 1990 in film involved some significant events Events CGI technique is expanded with motion capture for The film was followed by three sequels, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze in 1991, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III in 1993, and TMNT in 2007. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II The Secret of the Ooze is a 1991 action / Family film. The year 1991 in film involved some significant events Events April 28 - Bonnie This is the article on the movie For other interpretations see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (disambiguation. The year 1993 in film involved many significant films (For more about films in foreign languages check sources in those languages TMNT (also known as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in some countries is a 2007 film based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2007 saw major releases such as The Simpsons Movie, National Treasure Book of Secrets, This film presents the origin story of Splinter and the Turtles, the initial meeting between them, April O'Neil and Casey Jones, and their first confrontation with Shredder and his Foot Clan. Master Splinter, or simply Splinter is a Fictional character in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe April O'Neil is a Fictional character in the Mirage Studios franchise Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Arnold "Casey" Jones is a character from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series The Shredder is a Fictional character in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe. The film's core plot closely follows that of the first published TMNT story, from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1.
When the NYPD is unable to stop a severe crime wave caused by the Foot Clan, four new vigilantes, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael, will come forth to save the city. The Foot Clan is a fictional Ninjutsu clan in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe and the Turtles' main antagonists Leonardo (or Leo) a Fictional character, is one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT Michelangelo (or Mike or Mikey) is a Fictional character, one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT Donatello (sometimes shortened to Don or Donnie) a Fictional character, is one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT Raphael (or Raph) a Fictional character, is one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT Under the leadership of Splinter and together with their new-found allies April O'Neil and Casey Jones, they will fight back and take the battle to Shredder.
The film kept very close to the dark feel of the original comics with only a few elements making it in from the animated series that was airing at the time, such as April being a news reporter, and the turtles having different-colored masks (in the original comic, images in color showed all the masks as being red). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (known as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles in the United Kingdom, Ireland and some other European countries The film received positive reviews, was the highest-grossing independent film of all time when it was released, a huge hit at the box office, and became the fifth highest grossing film worldwide of 1990 and the most successful film in the series.
As the film begins April O'Neil, an investigative reporter at Channel 3 Eyewitness News ("Channel 6" in the cartoon), is researching a story on a recent, immense crime wave in New York City. April O'Neil is a Fictional character in the Mirage Studios franchise Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The City of New York Meanwhile, ex-hockey player Casey Jones decides to become a vigilante so as to combat the crime wave. Arnold "Casey" Jones is a character from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series A vigilante is a person who ignores Due process of law and enacts their own form of Justice in response to a perception of insufficient response by the He is shown beating two thieves with his sports equipment and arguing with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Raphael over the proper way to punish criminals. The crime wave is traced by April to the Foot Clan; when she makes them uncomfortable, the Foot Ninjas attack her and knock her unconscious. The Foot Clan is a fictional Ninjutsu clan in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe and the Turtles' main antagonists Raphael rescues her.
As the Turtles escort April back to her apartment, the Foot find the Turtles' lair and kidnap Splinter. Master Splinter, or simply Splinter is a Fictional character in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe They carry him back to their headquarters, where their master Shredder is forming an army of corrupted, ninja-trained teenagers to build himself an empire of crime. The Shredder is a Fictional character in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe. An army (from Latin Armata "act of arming" via Old French armée) in the broadest sense is the land-based Armed forces In the sociological field, crime is the breach of a rule or Law for which some governing authority or force may ultimately prescribe a Punishment One of those teenagers is the son of April's boss; having seen the Turtles at her apartment, he tells Shredder where to find the Turtles. The Foot launch a surprise attack on April's apartment. Caught off-guard and outnumbered, April, the Turtles, and Casey (who had intervened when he saw Raphael in danger) are forced to escape to April's childhood home in the country. Raphael is rendered unconscious during the battle and does not wake from his coma for several days. In Medicine, a coma (from the Greek koma, meaning deep sleep is a profound state of Unconsciousness.
After Raphael's recovery from his coma, the Turtles refine their ninja skills in anticipation of their return to the city. They return to New York and fight the Foot while Casey rescues Splinter. The Turtles take the battle to the sewers, to the streets, and ultimately the rooftops, where they meet the Shredder. The Shredder proves to be an enemy of skill outstripping their own; however, his victory is forestalled when Splinter unexpectedly arrives. Splinter reveals that the Shredder is Oroku Saki, the man who killed his beloved master Hamato Yoshi. The Shredder is then reminded of a much-resented scar inflicted on him by Splinter. When the Shredder tries to impale him, Splinter calmly uses Michaelangelo's nunchaku to grab his attacker's spear and flip Shredder over the side of the building. With the spear stuck in the nunchaku, the Shredder throws a knife at Splinter, but Splinter catches it. This causes Splinter to release the nunchaku and Shredder to fall off of the roof of the building and into a garbage truck. Casey activates the crushing mechanism, whereupon Shredder is apparently crushed to death. Death is the termination of the biological functions that define living Organisms It refers both to a specific
The trainees of the Foot Clan confess all of their involvement to the New York Police Department, while Casey kisses April. The film concludes with Partners In Kryme's track "Turtle Power" and the Turtles celebrating their victory over the Foot Clan. Partners in Kryme (or Partnerz in Kryme) was an American Hip hop duo from New York City. " Turtle Power " is a 1990 single performed by rap duo Partners in Kryme.
|Judith Hoag||April O'Neil|
|Elias Koteas||Casey Jones|
|Michael Turney||Danny Pennington|
|Jay Patterson||Charles Pennington|
|Raymond Serra||Chief Sterns|
|James Saito||The Shredder|
|Toshishiro Obata||Master Tatsu|
|Sam Rockwell||Head Thug|
|Louis Cantarini||Cab Driver|
|Joe D'Onofrio||Movie Hoodlum #1|
Also, all four actors who played the turtles also appeared in cameos as minor characters, with Sisti (Michelangelo) as a pizza delivery man, Pais (Raphael) as a passenger in a taxi, Tilden (Donatello) as a messenger of The Foot, and Foreman (Leonardo) as a gang member. Judith Hoag (born June 29 1968) is an American actress and acting Teacher. April O'Neil is a Fictional character in the Mirage Studios franchise Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Elias Koteas (born March 11 1961) is a Canadian Actor. Biography Early life Koteas was born in Montreal Arnold "Casey" Jones is a character from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series Michelan Sisti (b May 27, 1949) is an actor and musician who played Michaelangelo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and its sequel Michelangelo (or Mike or Mikey) is a Fictional character, one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT Leif Tilden (born March 20, 1964) is an American Actor who played Donatello in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Donatello (sometimes shortened to Don or Donnie) a Fictional character, is one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT Josh Pais (born 21 June 1964) is an American Actor of Film and Television. Raphael (or Raph) a Fictional character, is one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT Leonardo (or Leo) a Fictional character, is one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT James Tomio Saito (born March 6, 1955) is an American actor of stage motion pictures and television The Shredder is a Fictional character in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe. Sam Rockwell (born November 5, 1968) is an American Actor. Biography Early life Rockwell was born in Daly City
|Michael McConnohie||Master Tatsu|
The film was well received by fans, and did exceedingly well at the box office. Corey Scott Feldman (born July 16, 1971) is an American film and television Actor. Brian Keith Tochihara (born May 2, 1959 in Los Angeles California) better known as Brian Tochi, is an American Actor, Robert Anthony Rist (born April 4, 1964) is an American Actor. Kevin Clash (born September 17, 1960) is a American Puppeteer whose characters include Elmo, Clifford, Splinter Michael D McConnohie (Born July 23, 1951 in Mansfield Ohio, USA is a voice actor and is the President of the Nevada-based Voxworks voice-acting corporation Reviews were for the most part positive. However, Roger Ebert gave it only 2 and a half stars, saying, "But this movie is nowhere near as bad as it might have been, and probably is the best possible Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie. It supplies, in other words, more or less what Turtle fans will expect. " The film was also somewhat looked down upon for its level of violence, but it was mostly stylized and not graphic.  The film was praised for the most part staying very loyal to the original comics, and not integrating too many elements from the cartoon series. Despite getting "two thumbs down" on the television show Siskel & Ebert, the film remains a favorite among Ninja Turtles fans.
The film opened at the box office in North America on March 30, 1990. It opened at #1 over the weekend, taking in more than $25 million.  The film turned out to be a huge success at the box office, eventually making over $135 million in North America, and over $66 million outside North America for a worldwide total of over $200 million, making it the fifth highest grossing film of 1990 worldwide.  The film was also nominated for Best Costumes and Best Fantasy Film at the 1991 Saturn Awards, as well as the Most Entertaining Family Youth Motion Picture - Drama at the Young Artist Awards. 
Following the huge success of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the box office, several sequels were created. Only a year later, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze was released in theatres, and in 1993 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III was released in theatres. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II The Secret of the Ooze is a 1991 action / Family film. This is the article on the movie For other interpretations see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (disambiguation. Both sequels were successful at the box office, but made less money and were less well-received than the first film, but it is generally thought that the first installment of the series was the best, due to it keeping itself closely aligned to the original comic book. After a number of years absence from the theatres, a fourth film was released in 2007, though unlike the first three, this was a CGI animated film. TMNT (also known as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in some countries is a 2007 film based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Computer animation Computer-generated imagery (also known as CGI) is the application of the field of Computer graphics or more specifically 3D computer graphics
Filming took place from July to September of 1989.  The film's budget was $13. 5 million.  A lot of the production took place in North Carolina, at the North Carolina Film Studios, where New York rooftop sets were created. North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States Production designer Roy Forge Smith and his art director, Gary Wissner, went to New York City four months prior to filming and took still photographs of rooftops and other various locations. While in NYC, Smith and Rissner were allowed to explore an abandoned Brooklyn subway line, as they could not gain access to a city sewer, but the structure of the subway had the same principle as a sewer. They also went to a water tunnel which had large pipes running through it. 
After design sketches were created, the construction team used the studios' backlot to create some of the sets. There were problems with the manholes that led to the Turtles' home, in that an eight-foot square room had to be constructed beneath them, but found water at about five-feet, and thus had to pour concrete into the underground rooms to keep the water out. In order to make the sewer authentic, a tide-mark was given, and it was covered with brick, plaster and stucco paint to give the walls a realistic look. The Turtles themselves were done by Jim Henson's Creature Shop in London. Jim Henson's Creature Shop is a company founded in 1979 by puppeteer Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets. Jim Henson said that the creatures were the most advanced that he had ever worked with. For other uses of "Henson" see Henson. James Maury "Jim" Henson (September 24 1936 &ndash May 16 1990 was one of The creatures were first made out of clay, which were then rebuilt out of fiberglass. They were produced as moulds to cast the whole body in foam rubber latex. Work was then done on mechanizing the fiberglass. The work at the Shop was completed within 18 weeks. 
There have been many alleged deleted scenes in this movie. While many can just be rumored from reading the script or Mirage Comics adaption, others can be proven in actual pictures from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie Sticker Album released by Diamond. The Topps trading card series also has numerous pictures of deleted, alternate and publicity like scenes. The trailer for the movie which is included on the DVD shows four specific scenes or shots cut from the final film.
The UK release of the film was, for the time, heavily edited to remove many references to nunchaku as a weapon, due to political concerns at the release relating to a rise in violence involving them as a weapon at this time. As a result, one scene (in which Michaelangelo and a Foot ninja display their prowess with the weapons) was cut entirely, and the ending in which Splinter wields a pair of nunchaku was heavily edited. In 2003, prior to DVD release, the film was resubmitted to the BBFC and passed without cuts, restoring all edits made for the original releases. The British Board of Film Classification ( BBFC) originally British Board of Film Censors, is the organisation responsible for Film, DVD It is interesting to note that alternate scenes were placed in the UK version to cover shots of nunchaku, these include Mike and Don dancing to "Tequila". Alternate shots of Mike and Don when the Turtles follow April up to her apartment. And many different shots during the fight scene in April's apartment, these include more shots of Leonardo fighting, April sweeping a rug from underneath a Foot Ninja, and some different shots of Donatello. 
According to some rumors,  Steve Barron found an earlier cut of the movie. That cut didn’t have music or sound effects added yet, and the voices of the puppeteers performing the turtles' heads can be heard over the voice actors.
Some deleted/extended scenes with proof behind them are. . . . .
The film has been released on DVD in Region 1, though a special edition has not yet been made. DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is Laird and Barron have expressed interest in releasing a "special edition" version of the first movie, with new scenes and other bonus materials. However, New Line Cinema has never commented on this possibility. However, at present there is no special edition release of the film, with the DVD release including only features such as a trailer and interactive menus. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is also available in a three-set package with the other two films that were made in the 1990s.