Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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)

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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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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)

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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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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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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)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Splinter throws Shredder over the wall, Splinter's puppeteer is visible. (Full screen only).

AidanN
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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.

AidanN
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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.

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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.

Sammo Premium member

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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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)

ryguy_1983
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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)

ryguy_1983
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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)

ryguy_1983
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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)

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Continuity mistake: Two shots after introducing himself to Raphael, Casey Jones' hockey mask vanishes from its spot on the grass in the background (full screen version). (00:12:15)

ryguy_1983
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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)

ryguy_1983
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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)

ryguy_1983
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Continuity mistake: After decking Raphael for the Jose Canseco remark, Casey's baseball bat instantly changes hands between shots. (00:12:35)

ryguy_1983
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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: 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.

Phaneron Premium member

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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