PG | | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Four teenage mutant ninja turtles emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from a gang of criminal ninjas.
Jennifer Beals, Marisa Tomei, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Melanie Griffith, Sean Young, Lorraine Bracco, Winona Ryder, & Brooke Shields were all considered for the role of April O'Neil.
Much more than just a series of small, isolated incidents, it's now apparent that an organized criminal element is at work and at the moment, business is good. So good in fact that there appear to be no eyewitnesses to any of these crimes. With ...
When Raphael is fighting the Foot Soldiers on top of April's apartment, you can clearly see, in some frames, the stage that he is fighting on.
The film title appears from behind the corner of the sewer, just before the Turtles come around it and are fully seen for the first time.
There is an additional scene that was supposed to take place at the end of the movie in which April and Danny go into the offices at Mirage comics to pitch a story about teenage mutant ninja turtles. The publisher turns them away claiming the idea to be too "farfetched" the turtles pop their heads out of each window corner behind the publisher For some reason this bit made it into the book adaptation as well as the sticker book (with pictures), but was left out of the movie.
$25,398,367 1 April 1990