Podcast: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) and Timecop (1994)

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In this episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, two hit films come under the microscope – but one of them nearly fell apart days before filming was due to begin.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would become for a long time the most successful independent film of all time in terms of box office returns. Yet none of the major studio would commit to the film, and it’d take a late deal to save the movie.

Timecop had a much clearer path the big screen, and this was Jean-Claude Van Damme trying to emulate the success of Arnold Schwarzenegger and cross over into the mainstream. Just don’t ask him about the plans for a sequel…

Stories of both are told in this episode.

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