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Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Shuki Levy
David Winning
Produced by Jonathan Tzachor
Written by Shuki Levy
Shell Danielson
Starring Jason David Frank
Johnny Yong Bosch
Steve Cardenas
Catherine Sutherland
Nakia Burrise
Blake Foster
Paul Schrier
Jason Narvy
Austin St. John
Amy Jo Johnson
Hilary Shepard Turner
Narrated by Robert L. Manahan
Music by Shuki Levy
Cinematography Ilan Rosenberg
Edited by Henry Richardson
B.J. Sears
Production
company
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • March 28, 1997 (1997-03-28)
Running time
99 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $8 million
Box office $9,615,840[1]

Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie is a 1997 American superhero film directed by David Winning and Shuki Levy. It was produced by Saban Entertainment and Toei Company, Ltd. like Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, distributed by 20th Century Fox.[2]

This film was released on March 28, 1997. In its opening weekend, it played on 2,113 screens, and pulled in $3,301,135, finishing in seventh place domestically. It ultimately grossed $8,363,899 theatrically in the U.S. and $9,615,840 worldwide.[3]

Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie 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.

Plot[edit]

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 interdimensional gateway and enter into matrimony with Maligore, a demon who promises to grant her great riches and power. Lerigot escapes Divatox 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, he soon meets a pack of chimpanzees and wanders off with them.

In Angel Grove, Rocky, Adam and Tommy are training for a charity fighting competition for the Angel Grove Youth Shelter when Rocky misses at a crucial point and falls from the ring, hurting his back. Kat and Tanya arrive shortly after with their friend Justin; a kid whose father is away a lot, forcing him to spend time at the shelter. He is distressed on seeing Rocky injured and secretly follows them to the hospital. He hides under Rocky's bed when the others arrive and inadvertently witnesses Zordon contact them, revealing their identities as Power Rangers to him. Zordon sends Tommy and Kat to Africa in search of Lerigot. Whilst searching for him, Kat is almost attacked by a python and falls off a cliff of a waterfall, holding onto a loose root. She tries to activate her Zeo Ranger powers but is canceled when she enters rapid waters. Tommy then falls in and finds her with an injured leg. They find Lerigot who heals Kat's injuries and they return to the Power Chamber to heal him after being weakened by the ultraviolet rays . Meanwhile, Bulk and Skull become lost on their latest assignment with the Junior Police Force and are abducted by Divatox's nephew Elgar as sacrifices for Maligore and he has their minds scrambled. As they need to be pure of heart, Divatox rejects them before finding two perfect specimens who are scuba diving nearby and she has them kidnapped.

While recovering, Lerigot receives a telepathic transmission from his mate Yara, and Divatox threatens her and their baby Batel harm if the Rangers interfere with her plans and demands that Lerigot surrender himself to her. She also offers the two humans, revealed to be their old friends Kimberly and Jason in exchange for Lerigot. Elgar tricks them, however, taking Lerigot and leaving behind two dummies instead of their friends. Zordon and Alpha create new powers for the Rangers in order for them to have the keys to cross the interdimensional gateway that Divatox intends to, with these new Turbo powers and their new vehicular zords, they drive across the desert in order to board a ship called the Ghost Galleon, to make their way across the ocean. They are unexpectedly joined by Justin, who has received Rocky's Blue Turbo Ranger powers in order to join them. Divatox eventually detects the Rangers following them and sends her Putripods to face them, but the Rangers defeat them and continue on. Meanwhile, Jason and Kim come up with a plan to open the submarine's hatch to escape with Bulk and Skull, and the ship crosses the barrier. They open the hatch and Bulk, Skull and Kimberly escape, but Jason is trapped and remains behind as a sacrifice to Maligore. After they land on the island, they find that Kimberly had been captured by the Malicians; inhabitants of the island, and she is recaptured. The Rangers narrowly avoid being destroyed by Divatox's torpedoes and morph in order to scout the island, eventually coming across Maligore's temple, where Divatox and her followers are. Despite their best efforts, Jason and Kimberly are sacrificed to Maligore and are filled with evil, they attack their friends mercilessly but when Lerigot and Yara are freed, they manage to purify them once more.

Frustrated, Divatox sacrifices Elgar to Maligore who is revived. The Rangers escape with the prisoners and Maligore goes after them, summoning their zords, the Rangers form the Turbo Megazord to fight Maligore. They manage to defeat him while Divatox and another of her minions Rygog flee, vowing vengeance for this failure. The Rangers pick up Jason, Kimberly, Bulk and Skull in order to return to Angel Grove. At the competition, Jason takes Rocky's place, and they win the fight, earning the money in order to save the shelter, that had been in danger of being closed down. In mid-credits scenes, Bulk and Skull are invited on board the Turbo Megazord when they are rescued, only to faint at the sight of Lerigot and Yara; afterward, the two bid farewell to the Rangers and Justin is allowed to hold baby Batel. Now, the five continue their journey as Power Rangers.

Characters[edit]

Main Characters (Turbo Rangers)
Supporting Characters/Former Rangers

Villains[edit]

The movie features a cameo appearance by Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd, where Rita is called by Divatox in hopes of advice to use against the Rangers. The characters would eventually come face to face with each other in Power Rangers in Space's premiere episode for the first and only time.

Production[edit]

Filming was done in Hawaii, California, Florida, and Tennessee. As opposed to the storyline and CGI Megazord used in the first Power Rangers movie, this film 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. 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 In Space.

Music[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film has been given mostly negative reviews with an 17% "Rotten" rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Kevin Thomas wrote a positive review in the 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.[2]

Home Media[edit]

The DVD (as well as 1995's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie) was re-released with different packaging in 2011.

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
1998 Young Artist Award[5] Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor Blake Foster Nominated

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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