Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Other mistake: April mentions that she has not been to the old farmhouse in years, and that the nearest neighbour is four miles away, but the morning of their departure is signaled by a rooster crow. (00:51:00 - 01:01:50)

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Continuity mistake: Master Tatsu is raging against the students, and slams one against the lockers. Another Foot soldier tries to restrain him. The unmasked victim of the assault is clutching the shoulder bit of Tatsu's hood, but his hand is further down his arm in the reverse shot. (00:49:00)

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Continuity mistake: In the rumble inside the antique store, Mike at one point squeals that they could use Raph, "right about now." Cut to Donatello fighting some bad guys to the left of an unimpressed and passive Master Tatsu. The following shot has Don fighting Foot clan members to Tatsu's right, and it's Leonardo to be battling to Tatsu's left (right side of the screen). (00:45:30)

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Continuity mistake: Mike thanks to Don's help does the "Wheel of Fortune, dude!" move; the floor next to him is relatively clear from debris and he sweeps it, but when the bad guy throws a single axe strike next to his head, the floor is all messed up and cut. (00:44:00)

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Revealing mistake: In the middle of the fight inside April's apartment, there's a comedy/action bit with Leonardo repeatedly trying to slash at Foot Clan guy. Ultimately he fools him and kicks him. Behind him another two bad guys arrive, but there's a very awkward bit in the choreography where one of the guys quite literally does not know where to go and puts himself in a corner with nobody there stumbling into the other. (00:43:30)

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Continuity mistake: In the rooftop fight, as Raphael quips about the Foot guys studying the abridged version of the Ninja book of fighting, you can see his belt is hanging kinda low, at the hips almost. In the next shot, Raph is fighting with his belt in senior citizen mode, pulled all the way up to 2/3 of the torso. You can tell quite easily because being a turtle his belly is divided in sections. (00:40:45)

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Other mistake: In a close-up of Chief Sterns' desk as he calls the parents of the juvis, you can see (top right) that Danny's arrest date is 9/3/89, which is inconsistent with the date established at the beginning. (00:28:20)

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Continuity mistake: April is laughing at Mike doing a Rocky impression. Camera behind her shoulder; notice her hand slips off the table. Back to a frontal view, and her hand rests on the table as it was before. (00:26:10)

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Continuity mistake: When April tries to rationalize what she's seeing, says pointing at the Turtles; "And you guys.. " Mike and Leo are looking at her. Leo's arms are low, but in the reverse shot they are held higher towards her. (00:22:25)

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Factual error: April interviews (live) the police Chief and then tries to take the train back home. The subway station shows that it's the City Hall stop, and she just finished her interview with the guy, which happened mid-afternoon as you can see by the clock in the corridor. Despite being New York in the middle of the day, there's not a soul in the station, nobody got off the train she just missed, nobody around at all on any of the multiple platforms. It's a trope good for a scene set at 3 AM, not 5 PM. (00:19:25)

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Revealing mistake: Shredder is enraged because April O'Neil mentioned the Foot clan. He throws a knife at the screen, with an effect that is not only transparent in how fake it is, but shows cracks with secondary circular holes like it was sprayed with bullets. (00:18:05)

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Revealing mistake: When Raf trips the two purse snatchers, they don't come anywhere near to connect with his leg. (00:11:40)

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Other mistake: In the Italian dub, when Michelangelo hangs the telephone reminding the pizza delivery people that "The clock is ticking, dude!" the translation says "Your days are numbered", which is obviously incorrect (the clock is ticking on the pizza delivery time; the guy will be two minutes late). (00:08:05)

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Revealing mistake: During the fight sequence in April's apartment, two foot soldiers dunk Donatello into a fish aquarium. Instead, you can see how it's actually a steel tub full of water into which he's dunked (fullscreen). (00:43:10)

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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)

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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)

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Character mistake: When Raphael is chasing Casey Jones after their fight he vaults over a taxi hood, never takes his eyes off Casey, but he somehow loses him.

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Suggested correction: 2 things are happening; a shell backed stocky Raphael is chasing a lighter human athlete Casey. Casey has freedom of movement, whereas Raphael can't stray much from the shadows in hiding. :-) A knocked out Casey wouldn't be helping the Turtles out of the next evening with that memorable entry so I'm glad Raph lost the chase.

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Michelangelo: God, I love BEING A TURTLE.

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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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Question: What did Raphael mean with the Josè Canseco joke? I've been wondering for over 20 years.

Paulie Larson

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.

LorgSkyegon

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.

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