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Story

You can chalk it up to good timing and a heavy dose of video-game synergy, but this 1990 hit remains the box-office champ of independent films, with a total gross of $135 million. Of course the Turtles began as a phenomenally successful Nintendo video game, so it was a given that the movie would be a hit with its target audience of rabid young video addicts. This is what comic books fans call "the origin story," in which we learn how a foursome of small turtles were mutated by a green radioactive goo and turned into human-sized turtle crime fighters. Their large rodent mentor, Splinter, teaches them to master the martial arts. They're also gifted pop musicians, by the way (think of them as amphibious Spice Guys), so they can rock the house while they're cracking a crime wave with the help of their cute friend and television reporter April O'Neil (Judith Hoag). The script is terrible, of course, but countless millions of children don't seem to care, as long as the Turtles keep ordering pizza and dispensing their wisecracking brand of justice. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

Available subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 1.0)
Interactive "Sewer Maze" game

Cast

Judith HoagApril O'Neil
Elias KoteasCasey Jones
Josh PaisRaphael
Jay PattersonCharles Pennington
James SaitoThe Shredder
Michael McConnohieTatsu
Sam RockwellHead Thug
Robbie RistMichaelangelo
Brian TochiLeonardo
Kevin ClashSplinter
Corey FeldmanDonatello

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  • Genre: Adventure Movies
  • Director: Steve Barron
  • Producer: New Line
  • Length: 95
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMar 30, 1990
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    EuropePG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 24, 1998
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