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.

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Suggested correction: I don't see any reverse in position throughout the sequence; her legs are towards his left, her head towards his right, consistently. I am not sure about the unnatural jiggle part either, because I don't see much of it.

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Continuity mistake: Near the end when the Turtles are fighting Shredder and Splinter makes his appearance, you can see Mikey starting towards Splinter only to be held back by Raph, then a few seconds later, when Leo rolls to the group, the scene happens again, Mikey heading towards Splinter with Raph pulling him back. (01:22:28)

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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: 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)


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: When the turtles are fighting Shredder, in the second go-round so to speak, the order is Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, and finally Leonardo. When Leo is knocked to the ground, the next shot shows him leaning over the edge of the building as Donatello walks into shot holding his shoulder as if he just did battle.

Continuity mistake: When Raphael knocks down Casey Jones and enables the purse snatchers to escape, they are getting up off the ground and running away. In the next shot, they are again seen getting up off the ground and running away.


Continuity mistake: In the alphabet game of insults, Donatello calls Casey Jones "elf lips." Casey puts the monkey wrench on the radiator next to the dirty rag, but in the next shot the tool is gone from there and is in his left hand instead, so he retrieves only the rag from under the hood. (00:53:10)

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Continuity mistake: Casey Jones arrives to the save the day. Michelangelo does a Wayne Gretzky reference. Notice in the background Master Tatsu, solitary and surrounded just by old abat-jours and other dusty curio. When he orders in his spartan English to "attack", he suddenly has a bunch of goons all over him. (00:46:05)

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Continuity mistake: When April naively asks "You guys like pizza?" in front of the manhole, her hand drops in the close-up but is still up and pointing in the wider angle. (00:25:40)

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie, the stolen wallet ends up in Danny Pennington's hand who is tasked to hold it out for the ninja to grab it. In close-up Danny's hand is positioned below the sleeve of his T-shirt, in the shots before and after his hand is higher, between the sleeve and his body. (00:01:15)

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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.

Other mistake: In the music within the ending credits, the lyrics incorrectly state that Raph is the leader of the group when all Turtle fans past and present know it is Leo.

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Tatsu: Go... play.

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Trivia: At one point in the movie Shredder scolds Tatsu, and right after that, Tatsu curses saying, "kuso." That's about the equivalent of saying sh*t in Japanese.

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Chosen answer: He simply doesn't like Canseco, which is why he sarcastically asks Casey if he actually paid money for the Canseco bat.

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Answer: Canseco was a star in the 80s, so a bat with his name on it would have been very expensive. Raphael is basically calling him a thief, probably because he doesn't look like he can afford it.


Answer: Jose Canseco had one of the best baseball careers, so anything with his name became priceless but it all came to an end when it was revealed he used steroids.

Answer: The Oakland A's with Canseco on the team won the World Series the year before this movie came out, while the New York Yankees and Mets both posted abysmal seasons. As a proud New Yorker, Raph was surely disgusted that Casey Jones would carry merch bearing the name of another team's star player, especially right after they won a ring! That's the behavior of a band-wagon fan, after all. It seems Casey would agree with him as well, as his response to the insult is not to defend Canseco or the A's, but to shrug and say he got the bats on a 2-for-1 Sale.

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