Adapted from Power Rangers Turbo
Country United States
Genre Action, Adventure, Family
Music director Shuki Levy, Jeremy Sweet
|Director Shuki Levy, David Winning|
Writer Shuki Levy, Shell Danielson
Release date March 28, 1997 (1997-03-28)
Cast Johnny Yong Bosch (Adam Park / Green Ranger), Nakia Burrise (Tanya Sloan / Yellow Ranger), Jason David Frank (Tommy Oliver / Red Ranger), Catherine Sutherland (Katherine Hillard / Pink Ranger), Amy Jo Johnson (Kimberly Hart), Steve Cardenas (Rocky DeSantos)
Similar movies Miracle
Tagline The Power Is Back!
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Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie is a 1997 American superhero film directed by David Winning and Shuki Levy and written by Levy and Shell Danielson. It was produced by Saban Entertainment and Toei Company, Ltd., and was distributed by 20th Century Fox.
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- Box office
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- Album information
- Track listing
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The film serves as a bridge between the Power Rangers Zeo and Power Rangers Turbo television seasons, with the new cast and characters from the film becoming cast members of the television series. As with its television season, the film used concepts and costumes from the Japanese Super Sentai series Gekisou Sentai Carranger. Sets and costumes created for original characters in the film were later used in the television series, with the film's climactic antagonist Maligore being reused for the evil Dark Specter in the subsequent Power Rangers in Space season.
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On a distant planet, a wizard named Lerigot is being hunted by Divatox; an intergalactic space pirate, who seeks his golden key in order to traverse an inter-dimensional gateway and enter into matrimony with Maligore, a demon who promises to grant her great riches and power. Lerigot escapes Divatox's forces and travels to Earth in search of Zordon and his friend Alpha 5, but lands in Africa instead. Weakened by the sun's ultraviolet rays, Lerigot meets a pack of common chimpanzees and wanders off with them. Meanwhile, Divatox sets off for Earth in pursuit.
In Angel Grove, Rocky, Adam, and Tommy are training for a charity fighting competition to save the Youth Shelter, when Rocky accidentally injures his back. Kat and Tanya arrive with Justin, a kid who admires Rocky and frequents the shelter. As Rocky is rushed to the hospital, Justin follows the group and learns that they are Power Rangers. Zordon sends Tommy and Kat to search for Lerigot. They manage to find him and return to the Power Chamber.
Divatox's nephew, Elgar searches for two human sacrifices to revive Maligore. He abducts Bulk and Skull, but Divatox rejects them for not being pure of heart. Divatox finds two perfect specimens who are scuba diving nearby and captures them. While recovering, Lerigot is contacted by Divatox, who has captured his family and demands that he surrender himself. Divatox also uses the two hostages, revealed to be Kimberly and Jason, to pressure the Rangers. At the exchange site, Elgar tricks the Rangers and takes Lerigot without releasing their friends.
Zordon and Alpha create new powers for the Rangers to defeat Divatox. With the new Turbo powers and their new vehicular Turbo Zords, the Rangers drive across the desert to a ship called the Ghost Galleon. They are joined by Justin, who has received Rocky's Blue Ranger powers as the new Blue Turbo Ranger as Rocky is unable to rejoin his friends. On Divatox's submarine, Jason and Kim work on a plan to escape. When the Ghost Galleon and Divatox's submarine arrive at the inter-dimensional gateway known as the Nemesis Triangle, Divatox forces Lerigot to allow them to cross while the Rangers do the same with the keys to their Ranger powers.
Once they reach the island where Maligore is imprisoned, Divatox torpedoes the ship and Rangers narrowly escape. Bulk, Skull and Kimberly escape the sub, but Jason is trapped and left behind. Kimberly has been captured by the Malicians; inhabitants of the island, and Divatox forces Lerigot to make the Malicians join her with Kimberly. At the temple in the volcano, the Rangers fight Divatox's forces, but are unable to free Jason and Kimberly before the two are possessed by Maligore and attack the Rangers mercilessly. The Rangers free Lerigot and his wife Yara, who undo the possession.
Angered, Divatox sacrifices her nephew and successfully revives Maligore. The Rangers summon their Turbo Megazord to fight Maligore. They defeat him as Divatox and Rygog flee, vowing vengeance. The Rangers pick up Jason, Kimberly, Lerigot, Yara, Bulk and Skull and return to Angel Grove. At the competition, Jason takes Rocky's place, and they win the tournament, earning the money in order to save the shelter.
Filming was done in Hawaii, California, Florida, and Tennessee's Fall Creek Falls State Park.
As opposed to the storyline and CGI Megazord used in the first Power Rangers (film), this entry is canon and utilizes the actual costume of the Turbo Megazord, appearing in American footage (the main series would rely on the Carranger footage). According to a 2013 post on Bosch's Facebook page, the original script called for a lengthy underwater battle using the Zeo Ranger powers, wherein the Power Rangers emerge with tattered costumes. The unused plot would also explained how the Turbo powers were created, It was also originally scripted that Billy Cranston (the original blue ranger) had created the turbo powers with Zordon and Alpha 5. While this plot element was ultimately dropped from the theatrical release, the concept of torn outfits would be used for the Turbo season finale. Also, whereas Hilary Shepard Turner appears as Divatox in the film, by the time filming began for the TV series, she had taken pregnancy leave, thus being replaced by Carol Hoyt; shortly after the episode in which the four veteran Rangers resign and transfer their powers to a new team (filmed after a hiatus of several months), Shepard resumed the role of Divatox, continuing through Power Rangers in Space.
Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie opened theatrically on March 28, 1997 in 2,113 venues. It earned $3,301,135 in its opening weekend, ranking number 7 in the domestic box office. At the end of its run, the film had grossed $8,363,899 domestically and $1,251,941 overseas for a worldwide total of $9,615,840.
The film received mostly negative reviews with a 16% "Rotten" rating from Rotten Tomatoes based on 19 reviews, with an average rating of 3.8/10. Kevin Thomas wrote a positive review in the Los Angeles Times saying the filmmakers have brought "much panache and sophistication to the making of this fantasy adventure extolling the good old-fashioned virtues of spirit and courage embodied by the Power Rangers" and that "Turbo is a solid follow-up."
Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the licensed soundtrack to the film. It was released by Mercury Records on March 18, 1997 on Audio CD and Compact Cassette.
The album serves a dual purpose, as it not only used much of the music heard in the movie, but also contained several tracks from Power Rangers: Zeo.
- Fulflej - Shift Into Turbo
- Super Power - Power Rangers Turbo, Go! (Main Theme)
- The Mighty Raw - Hope For The World
- Ellen ten Damme - Turbo Time
- Super Power - Invincible
- The Mighty Raw - Unite!
- Super Power - Let's Rock 'N Roll
- OO-spies - Freewheelin'
- Super Power - Big Bang
- Zeo & The Mighty Raw - Power Rangers Zeo/Go Go Power Rangers (Main Theme)
- Super Power - Go Gold Ranger
- Super Power - Enemies Beware
- Super Power - Here Comes The Power Again
- Super Power - Calling For A Hero
The movie released in late 1997 on VHS. The movie (as well as 1995's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie) was then released on a two-sided DVD disc in March 13, 2001, and then re-released (just this movie) on a single-sided disc in 2003. This movie was re-released with different packaging in 2011. The movie then re-released in 2017 in a bundled set with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (this time as two single-sided DVD discs) to coincide with the movie Power Rangers.
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