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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

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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:
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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Turtles in time See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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:

Astoria, Oregon, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$42,660,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Matt Hill, who was the suit actor for Raphael in this movie, is the only actor who to reprise his role for the next installment, Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation (1997). However, in Next Mutation, he was not the suit actor, but provided the voice for Raphael. See more »

Goofs

When a couple of the Daimyo's soldiers call out the Turtles, Donatello, in a moment of panic, replies "Ohayo wasabi." Ralph points out that this phrase is nonsense, and Donatello claims his Japanese is "a little rusty." However, this scene takes place in the evening. The correct term should be "Konbanwa." (Good evening.) Donatello accidentally butchered "Ohayo gozaimasu." (Good morning.) Looks like he's more rusty than he thought. See more »

Quotes

Michaelangelo: [about a horse he is riding backwards] Don't these things ever run out of gas?
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Alternate Versions

The depiction of chainsticks on screen was rarely allowed in the UK, so the movie was heavily cut or reframed to remove every last trace of them. In total 7 secs were removed from the reframed print with most of the edits made to the opening scene where Michaelangelo practices with the nunchakus and hits a punching ball (this was replaced with images of the turtles dancing). The cuts were fully waived in 2002 for the DVD. See more »

Connections

References The Terminator (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Tarzan Boy
Performed by Baltimora
Written by N. Hackett, M. Bassi
Published by Screen Gems - EMI Music Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of EMI Records / EMI Records Group North America
Trademark TARZAN® owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and used by permission.
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Still great fun
29 June 2000 | by Op_PrimeSee all my reviews

The Turtles still offer great fun in their third outing on the silver screen. More aimed at children than ever, this movie has an interesting story, action, funny jokes and a happy ending. While not as good as the first two, the third movie is very entertaining. Now bring on another sequel.


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