Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Raphael stops to listen while carrying a KO'd April through sewer tunnels, her position in Raph's arms reverses between shots. Furthermore, April is obviously played by a doll in this scene, since her limbs jiggle quite unnaturally when Raph moves.

Continuity mistake: When Splinter is holding the Shredder over the building's ledge, the cord on Mike's discarded nunchaku changes position in relation to the spear's point. It moves closer to the point for a single shot, then moves back to its original position in the subsequent shots.

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Continuity mistake: After Raphael has a fit and walks out of April's apartment, he goes up on the roof to vent his anger for a while. Pretty soon, Casey spots him from another rooftop several buildings away while tuning a radio. As Casey looks out at Raphael's faint image in the distance, pay close attention to the background as well as the white building Raphael is standing on (you can notice the Empire State Building among other landmarks). When Casey grabs some binoculars to take a better look, Raphael can be seen resting on a brick ledge. In the following shot Raphael looks out at the city towards Casey's vantage point, but from Raphael's position, the Empire State Building - as well as the white building where he was venting just moments before - are visible on the skyline. Somehow Raphael has managed to relocate to another building's rooftop between shots. (00:38:15)


Continuity mistake: Michelangelo and Donatello are standing side by each after Shredder introduces himself on the rooftop. But one shot later when Raphael steps in to take on Shredder, Donatello is now behind Michelangelo instead. (01:18:35)

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Continuity mistake: Two shots after introducing himself to Raphael, Casey Jones' hockey mask vanishes from its spot on the grass in the background (full screen version). (00:12:15)


Continuity mistake: When Splinter flips Shredder over the edge of the building, Shredder pulls a knife and throws it. When Splinter catches the knife, he catches it with his right hand; in the next shot, Splinter's right hand releases the nunchaku and Shredder falls. The shots are out of order.

Continuity mistake: Just after the Turtles train by fighting with each other, Michelangelo is in the barn punching the punching bag. The very next shot is Raphael on top of the barn shouting out Splinter's name. Upon further inspection at the weapon at his side, this is not Raphael. It is Michelangelo. (00:56:45)

Continuity mistake: During the fight in April's apartment, The Foot Clan member swings his weapon at Donatello and misses knocking out the power as seen by sparks which causes the fire. Somehow April's answering machine still works, though.

Continuity mistake: When Raphael angrily leaves and practices his Ninja moves on the roof, he appears on a white building. When he is thrown through the roof down to the other Turtles, it is still a white building. The building in which the Turtles fight The Foot and catches fire is the "Second Time Around Antiques and More" shop where April lives which is brick, not white.

Continuity mistake: In the beginning, after the Turtles save April, you see her jacket is on correctly as she sits up. A second later, it's off her shoulders.

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Continuity mistake: As Casey draws his cricket bat, his bag is empty. A moment later, as he runs off, he has all of his weapons back.

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Continuity mistake: In the first meeting with Casey Jones, Raphael jumps over Jones. As he does, Jones starts to turn around. As Raphael lands, Jones is starting to turn around again.

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Continuity mistake: After Master Tatsu kicks his opponent in the face, a couple of bystanders in the background instantly move further apart from each other between shots. In addition, one of them is a Foot member who loses his nunchaku as the shot changes. (00:32:30)


Continuity mistake: During a fight sequence between the Foot Clan and three of the turtles in April's apartment, keep in mind that April is still tending to an injured Raphael in the living room. But as the floor collapses into an antiques store below, you'll be able to spot her on the lower left side of the screen shielding her eyes from debris - instantly in the store before anyone else (except for Master Tatsu and several other Foot members, who were waiting there to begin with). (00:44:15)


Continuity mistake: After decking Raphael for the Jose Canseco remark, Casey's baseball bat instantly changes hands between shots. (00:12:35)


Continuity mistake: When Danny is admiring April's turtle sketches, he asks if he can keep one of them. His right hand holds onto a sketch of Leo at first, but in the following shot his right hand isn't gripping the sketch at all. Instead, he's seen reaching out to pick it up from the couch. (01:04:35)


Continuity mistake: While driving Danny to school, Charles' left hand grips the steering wheel. But in the following shot where Danny opens the door to run away, his left hand is resting near the window sill instead. (00:30:25)


Continuity mistake: When Leonardo engages Shredder on the roof-top, there is a scene where Shredder is seen close front. In that instance he is actually fighting Raphael; on the right you can see his red mask, and the weapons Shredder parries are sai, not swords.

Continuity mistake: As he shouts down to Michelangelo through the sidewalk grate, watch how the pizza man's $10 bill changes from left hand to right in between shots. (00:10:20)


Continuity mistake: Right after Donatello busts through the barn doors with an old Ford truck, its hood closes by itself between shots. (00:53:10)


Revealing mistake: When three of the turtles are playing trivial pursuit and the fourth runs in to announce Splinter is alive, you can see a wire coming out of Raphael's shell. I guess it's for the animatronic head but it's clearly visible.

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Casey Jones: This is great. First it was The Farm That Time Forgot and now this. Why don't I ever fall in with people who own condos? Probably hard to get good maid service in a sewer. Maybe you guys should try Roto Rooter, huh?

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Trivia: Ernie Reyes Jr., who played Keno in the second movie, was the martial arts double for Donatello.

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