Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Steve Barron (1990)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Those kickboxing, pizza-munching, kung fu fighting, sewer-dwelling super-reptiles made their feature debut in this uneven comic-strip fantasy, directed by pop-video whizzkid Steve Barron. The inane plot sees them help TV reporter Judith Hoag investigate a New York crime spree masterminded by the Shredder, a Darth Vader-voiced rogue ninja master. Elias Koteas scores as a mock-turtle vigilante, and there are some nifty turtle effects from the Henson Creature Shop, but little else hits the target, despite Barron covering the cracks with fast editing.


An inquisitive TV reporter stumbles a team of four humanoid turtles living in the sewers and using their martial arts skills to fight crime. The amphibious heroes soon face their toughest challenge in the shape of an old enemy from their rodent mentor's past. Comic-book adventure, starring Elias Koteas, Judith Hoag, James Sato, Michael Turney and Jay Patterson.

Cast & Crew

April O'Neil Judith Hoag
Casey Jones Elias Koteas
Raphael Josh Pais
Michaelangelo Michelan Sisti
Donatello Leif Tilden
Leonardo David Forman
Danny Pennington Michael Turney
Charles Pennington Jay Patterson
Director Steve Barron
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Medusa Comms. & Marketing LtdGuidance: Edited for language and some of its violence. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 19 Dec 2003