Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 53 mins

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The turtles face a conflict with T.C.R.I. scientist Dr. Baxter Stockman and witness the return of their enemy, The Shredder, who has hired Stockman to create mutants of his own.

Cast: Brian Tee, Brittany Ishibashi, Laura Linney, Megan Fox, Stephen Amell, Tyler Perry, Will Arnett, William Fichtner

Crew: Dave Green (Director), Lula Carvalho (Director of Photography), Steve Jablonsky (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India), PG13 (Singapore)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Release Dates: 03 Jun 2016 (India), 02 Jun 2016 (Malaysia), 02 Jun 2016 (Singapore), 06 Jul 2016 (United Arab Emirates)

Tagline: Raise some shell.

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as Shredder
as Rebecca Vincent
as April O’Neil
as Casey Jones
as Baxter Stockman
as Vernon Fenwick
as Raphael
as Vernon's Girlfriend
as NYPD Officer
as Officer #1
as Hot Detective
as Model
as Child in Central Park
as Andrea Bargani
as Street Pedestrian
as Hostess
as Settler Dressed Mom
as Austin Rivers
as Street Walker
as Kraang
as NYPD Officer
as Grand Central Boyfriend
Supporting Actor
as Steakhouse Patron
as New York Pedestrian
as Trevor
as Referee #1
as German Beer Girl
as Splinter
as The News Anchor
as Basketball Fan
as Deandre Jordan
as Prison Transport Driver
as C-17 Co Pilot
as Grand Central Commuter
as Party Goer
as NYPD Officer
as School Girl
as Command Van Technician
as Grand Central Commuter
as Jade
as Donatello
as Model
as Knicks Fan
as Officer #2
as Leonardo
as Jonathan Redick
as Bumblebee
Supporting Actress
as Referee #2
as Grand central commuter
as Grand Central Commuter
as Pizza Delivery Guy
as Zombie
as Langston Arnold Galloway
as Party Goer
as NYPD Officer
as Lou Amundson
as Party Goer
as Party Girl
as Model
as Naval Commander
as Grand Central Commuter
as Matt Barnes
as Davy Lowry
as Party Girl
as School Girl
as C-17 Pilot
as Rocksteady
as New York Pedestrian
as New York Pedestrian
as Michelangelo
as Corrections Officer
as Leonardo
as Pedestrian
as Steakhouse Patron
as Quincy Acy
as Party Girl
as Terrified NY Pedestrian
as Deputy Warden Hamlett
as Pedestrian
as Shane Larkin
as Uniform Cop
as Rocksteady
as Halloween Reveler
as Parade Goer
as Splinter
as Pedestrian


Screenplay Writer
Story Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer
Steadicam Operator


Casting Director
Casting Associate
Casting Assistant
Extras Casting

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Supervisor
Assistant Costume Designer
Costume Assistant


First Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor


Location Manager

Special Effects

Special Effects Technician


Transportation Coordinator
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Raise some shell.
Only one team can defend us all.
Brawl with Bebop. Run with Rocksteady.
Movie Connection(s):
The turtles shoot spitballs from above center court at Vern who is being interviewed court side. He is facing away from the court, but is hit by the spitball as if it came from the crowd.

Factual Mistake
When Vern goes to get recording from a hidden camera in a wall clock, he had to pull out whole wiring from the ceiling/wall and it returns to point just below where actual hidden camera was placed/installed. What electrician/technician would waste such a long wire around the hall if had to put the storage device just below it. (May be until he wants to offer big bill to earn more)..

Factual Mistake
The M1 Abrams shown in trailer when if fired the round had rifling and is spiraling that means a rifled barrel when The M1 Abrams have smoothbore barrels.
The sequel was announced two days after Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) was released.

Judith Hoag, who has a cameo role in this film, had played April O'Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990). She had also appeared in the Michael Bay film Armageddon (1998).

A car bears the license plate "Mirage84". The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles first appeared in Mirage Comics in 1984.

Stephen Amell compared his role of Casey Jones to his role as Oliver Queen in Arrow (2012): "Casey Jones is almost a little bit more like the Oliver Queen that people know from the older comic books."

Casey Jones's equipment is taken from his appearance in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012): hockey pucks, roller skates and an Eastman hockey stick (the name on the stick is a tribute to "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" creator Kevin Eastman).

Splinter wears a brown robe in this film, in a homage to his brown robe in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990).

C.M. Punk and Billy Beyrer were considered, and auditioned for the role of Rocksteady.

The Turtles's new vehicle in this film is the Turtle Tactical Truck, which is based on various vehicles from the TMNT saga: The Turtle Van from the previous film (a horn playing the "TMNT" theme)

The second Battle Shell from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) (an undercover vehicle to use outdoors)

The Hauler from Turtles Forever (2009) (a customized garbage truck).

The Shellraiser from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) (a vehicle with a cannon that fires manhole covers).

The producers tried to get cameo roles from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) actors Elias Koteas (the first cinematic Casey Jones) and Sam Rockwell (a Foot Clan member). However, both declined to appear.

The original subtitle was going to be "Half-Shell", after the TMNT tagline "Heroes in a half-shell".

The Shredder and Karai in this film are being played by Brian Tee and Brittany Ishibashi, who are both younger than their previous actors Tohoru Masamune and Minae Noji.

Stephen Farrelly (Rocksteady) is the second wrestler to work on a TMNT film, after Kevin Nash (the Super Shredder in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)).

Stephen Amell is the second comic-book actor to play Casey Jones after Chris Evans (Casey in TMNT (2007)). While Amell starred in the DC Comics show Arrow (2012), Evans has done various Marvel Comics films (and other comic-book adaptations, but notably Marvel).

Alan Ritchson (Raphael) and Stephen Amell (Casey Jones) had previously appeared together on Blue Mountain State (2010). Ritchson was a linebacker and a main actor on the series, while Amell was the quarterback and was only in the first season.

The slogans on the Turtle Tactical Truck are: "Tartaruga Brothers" ("tartaruga" is Italian for "tortoise"). The second Battle Shell from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) bore the slogan "Tortuga Brothers" ("tortuga" is Spanish for "turtle")

"Foot Stinks". The Turtle Party Wagon from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) bore this slogan.

"Eat Shell". This is an original slogan, but the use of "shell" as a curseword comes from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003).

The Shredder's new gray-black spiked armor is based on his first armor in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003).

Krang in this film is credited as Kraang, which was his name in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012).

This is the first TMNT live-action film to feature Bebop and Rocksteady. They were previously intended to appear in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014).

Director Dave Green has been a huge TMNT fan from childhood; he used to dress up as Donatello.

This is the first TMNT story where Casey Jones does not have long hair, when traditionally he wears a mullet; similarly, this is the first TMNT story where the Shredder has a beard, when traditionally he is clean-shaven.

Brad Garrett, who voices Krang in this film, is best friends with Pat Fraley, who voiced Krang in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987). Fraley personally endorsed Garrett as Krang when he was announced.

This is Gary Anthony Williams's seventh comic-book feature after Men in Black: The Series (1997), The Boondocks (2005), Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008), The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010), Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012) and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013) (both of which are a single story) and Beware the Batman (2013).

Bebop and Rocksteady are based on their original appearance in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) (two thugs the Shredder mutates into sentient animals). However, they feature details from the IDW TMNT comics: they both have tattoos and Bebop has a nosering.

During the truck chase, Raphael briefly rides a motorcycle. This is a homage to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003), where he was a skilled cycle racer.

This is the second comic-book feature for Brian Tee (after The Wolverine (2013)) and'Stephen Amell' (after Arrow (2012)).

Fred Armisen was originally meant to voice Kraang, but he dropped out due to schedule conflicts and was replaced with Brad Garrett.

In the Halloween parade, there is a man dressed up as the Transformer Bumblebee. Megan Fox, producer Michael Bay, cameraman Alan D. Purwin and composer Steve Jablonsky were part of the "Transformers" live-action films.

In Baxter Stockman's laboratory there is a chess board. This comes from the TMNT IDW comics, where his father put him through brutal chess games to develop his intellect.

This is Brad Garrett's sixth comic-book feature, after Casper (1995), The Tick (1994), Superman (1996), Garfield (2004) and Asterix and the Vikings (2006).

Brad Garrett (Krang) had starred with Tony Shalhoub (Splinter) in an episode of Monk (2002).

Megan Fox, Alan Ritchson and Stephen Amell were guest stars on New Girl (2011).

A batch of purple mutagen can be seen, instead of the common green-colored mutagen. This came from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987), which featured different varieties of mutagen that formed different mutants.

This is the first TMNT live-action film to feature Krang.

Casey Jones works as a police officer. This is a homage to the Turtles' ally Nobody, a police officer turned vigilante.
Filming Start Date:
27 Apr 2015