Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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

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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.


Trivia: One of the street punks tells the police chief to check out the "East" Warehouse out on "Lairdman" Island. This is a tribute to Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, the creators of the TMNT.



Trivia: In The Foot's warehouse by the skate ramp, if you look closely there is a box next to it labeled Archie Comics. At the time of this movie, the TMNT Adventures comics were produced by Archie.

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Trivia: Skeet Ulrich, from the original Scream movie, got one of his very first on-screen roles with this movie. He can be seen playing an uncredited thug to the left of the kid who tells the cops to check out the warehouse.



Trivia: Famed actor Sam Rockwell ("Iron Man 2", "Moon", "Galaxy Quest") got his start in this film, playing one of the troubled teens seduced by the foot clan. He plays the kid who offers cigarettes to another teen, and delivers the line about the "East warehouse on Lairdman island."

Trivia: Most of the boxes in the warehouse hideout have the "Mirage" logo on them, a nod to Mirage Comics, the publisher of the original TMNT comic book.



Trivia: The four actors playing the Turtles also had cameo appearances in the movie without their costumes: Tilden (Donatello) was the Foot messenger that says "We've been looking for you, Miss O'Neil". Pais (Raphael) is the passenger in the taxi cab that says "What the heck was that?" Sisti (Michelangelo) is the pizza delivery man that can't find the Turtle's address. Foreman (Leonardo) plays a gang member in the warehouse when Casey Jones defeats Tatsu.


Trivia: In this movie, the broken container that held the "ooze" has the words "RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL" over a black and yellow background. In TMNT 2, the label is green with "T G R I", for Techno Global Research Institute.

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Revealing mistake: As Michelangelo is waiting for the pizza guy, Donatelo cames through the sewer on a skateboard. A view of his feet is shown and his hands swipe across the screen. One of the times they come through his hand is not that of a turtle, but a human hand. (00:09:20)

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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.

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