Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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Revealing mistake: When the Turtles make their triumphant entrance jumping in frame after the logo, at the bottom of the screen you can tell they are wearing white socks/shin guards, except Raphael who is the one the camera is focused on. (00:05:30)

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Revealing mistake: In the first, unseen, appearance of the Turtles in the movie, Raphael saves April breaking the streetlight with his sai. The lights go out a good second after the bulb is supposedly shattered, though. (00:03:55)

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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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Revealing mistake: In the opening of the movie, a citizen is reading his copy of the New York Post and you can actually read the date; Wednesday September 12, 1990. It is obviously a movie prop though, because the scene was shot in late 1989. How can you tell? Easy; he is reading it next to a newsstand kiosk full of magazines from that period; instantly recognizable are Vanity Fair's November 1989 issue with Baryshnikov on the cover, and GQ from December 1989 with Sting sporting an epic 'stache. (00:00:50)

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Revealing mistake: During the Turtles fight with Shredder watch carefully, the blade on his left hand bend back, made of rubber.

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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: After Leo's failed attempt of fighting Shredder for the first time, Mikey and Donnie then play Rock, Paper, Scissors to see who fights Shredder next. It then cuts to Casey talking to "The Foot" where you can hear Mikey fighting Shredder. The next scene shows all four Turtles in a huddle regrouping, breathing heavy, and out of breath. According to what we heard, Donatello shouldn't be out of breath as he has not fought Shredder for the first time yet.

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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. (00:04:25)

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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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Visible crew/equipment: In the rooftop fight sequence with the turtles and Shredder, Raphael jumps over Shredder's head at one point and, here, you can see the crash pad that he lands on (full screen version). (01:20:05)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Leonardo takes his first turn attacking Shredder on the rooftop, you can see the raised platform that he leaps from, which gives the effect of a very high jump (full screen version). (01:18:55)

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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)

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Revealing mistake: After Splinter releases the nunchaku from Shredder's spear, he falls from the building's ledge. But notice how Shredder stops abruptly right before the series of shots which show him taking the long fall into a trash compactor, indicating that he actually lands on a mat. (01:23:00)

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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.

Deliberate mistake: When Casey is hiding behind the boxes waiting to knock out a Foot soldier and steal his outfit, you can see he is still wearing his denim vest. After he knocks out the Foot soldier, he is able to put on his entire outfit in roughly three seconds. (01:10:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Shredder unbalances Donatello in the fight his left foot is close but not inside the large shadow area, but Michelangelo attacks him right away and despite his lack of movement, now that foot is in the shadow cone. (01:20:20)

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Continuity mistake: The Turtles are making fun of The Shredder's name once he announced it. Look at Michelangelo when he recites the coleslaw joke; his bandanna goes down the right side of his back, but it's on the left side in the next shot. (01:19:05)

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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: 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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Question: What was Shredder's plan? Surely he'd have the Foot go beyond petty thievery eventually. I never saw it addressed in the movie.

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Answer: It's not really petty thievery. Shredder essentially has control over a large crime syndicate which is involved in pickpocketing, burglary, and highjacking. And that's just the gang itself. The Foot Clan itself is probably involved with other activities that we haven't seen.

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