Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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.

Revealing mistake: When Michelangelo and the foot soldier are having their nunchaku duel, you can see the foot soldier's weapon is foam padded so as not to injure the performer.

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.

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. (00:59:30)

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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Revealing mistake: In the scene where the turtles are leaving April's home and stop at the door to say hello before leaving, you can see Leonardo's sword handle bend like rubber, which it in fact is. (00:27:10)

Audio problem: At the climax of the film when the Turtles are about to face Shredder for the first time, Raphael says, "I got him" and then runs to fight. When Raphael falls to the ground, his pair of Sai hit the ground but make no noise. There should be a metallic sound against the rooftop. (01:19:00)

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Visible crew/equipment: In the shot in April's apartment where Leonardo and Raphael are arguing about how they should look for Splinter and the Foot, a crew member with an orange hat can be seen ducking behind the table on the left. (00:38:00)

Revealing mistake: In the scene close to the end when the turtles are fighting the foot soldiers on the fire escape (directly before the scene where Mikey ducks under the foot soldier's axe), Raphael thumps a foot soldier on top of his head and then rams the soldier's head into the stairwell. The only problem is the soldier's head misses the stair by about a mile. The sound effect of impact is there and the soldier even holds his head as if he were hurt. (01:17:20)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Shredder is charging at Splinter with the spear the edge of the backdrop and a hanging wire are visible at the top of the screen. Full screen version.

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where Raphael is thrown through April's skylight after being attacked by a few dozen members of the Foot, the other Turtles and April check on him. As Donatello and Leonardo look him over, they lean on his shell, bending it with great ease even though a turtle's shell is supposed to be almost as hard as rock.

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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Audio problem: In a close shot of Splinter holding Shredder's spear with Michelangelo's nunchaku on the building's ledge, Splinter's voice can be heard, but his mouth isn't even open (full screen version). (01:22:55)

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Visible crew/equipment: After Casey takes a golf club and drives Master Tatsu into a pile of boxes, a camera lens hood is visible on the left side of the screen. It can be seen again in a later shot right before Casey and Danny carry Splinter away (full screen version). (01:14:40 - 01:15:50)

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Visible crew/equipment: At the end where all of the turtles are complimenting themselves, Splinter's puppeteer is visible when he walks onscreen to say "Cowabunga" (full screen version). (01:27:00)

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Revealing mistake: A lot of times in the movie, when the turtles' mouths are wide open, you can see the cast. An example of this is the scene when Raphael wakes up in the bath tub and Leo hugs him. When Donatello tilts his head back and laughs you can see eyes, a nose, and a mouth within the mouth of the costume.

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Other mistake: After Michaelangelo hums to agree with Donatello's comment moments after Casey & April have finished arguing and slamming doors, you can hear Michaelangelo humming "Old MacDonald," but you can see a shoulder strap and a purple headband indicating this is Donatello. (00:52:15)

Character mistake: In the scene when Raphael crashes through the window, as April and Leo converse on his well being, you can see Donatello mishandling his bow staff on the left.

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Suggested correction: You're going to have to define "mishandling" and explain how it's a mistake, because I watched the movie last night, and then just looked up the scene again on YouTube, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with what he's doing at the moment in question. Certainly nothing that would qualify it as a "mistake." He's just fumbling with his staff as he pulls it out and gets ready for potential combat, since, you know, his brother was just thrown in through a window. At best, he sort-of loses grip on his staff for a half-second before grabbing it again... but that's not really a "mistake." Fumbling with objects (especially in a high-stress situation) is something that happens to people in real-life literally all the time.

TedStixon

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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.

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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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