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The Power Rangers Movie Is Almost 20 Years Old

And other things you probably didn't know about Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie. (Okay, maybe you do. I don't know you. I don't know what you're about.)

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1. The movie was the first Power Rangers installment to use all new, original material.

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Previously, the show has always recycled action scenes from the Japanese series the show was based off of.

2. Johnny Yong Bosch (Adam, The Black Ranger) did all his own stunts in the movie.

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The stuntman for Bosch was injured and was unable to work on the film, so Johnny ended up doing all of his own stunts including the morphed fight scenes.

3. Paul Freeman drank black currant juice before each scene so his purple tongue would match his purple body.

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The original purple draaaank.

4. David Yost (Billy, The Blue Ranger) asked not to wear Billy’s glasses in the movie.

He claimed the fake lenses were messing with his eyesight. They ended up getting rid of the glasses in the show later on. It's okay, Billy, we think you're beautiful no matter what they say. Words can't bring you down.
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He claimed the fake lenses were messing with his eyesight. They ended up getting rid of the glasses in the show later on. It's okay, Billy, we think you're beautiful no matter what they say. Words can't bring you down.

5. The Ranger suits were so heavy they caused back pain to Amy Jo Johnson (Kimberly, The Pink Ranger) and Karan Ashley (Aisha, The Yellow Ranger).

The suits were made of PVC and metal plating, weighing in at 40 pounds.
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The suits were made of PVC and metal plating, weighing in at 40 pounds.

6. Paul Freeman (Ivan Ooze) spent 7 hours a day in the make-up chair to become Ivan Ooze.

Is it weird I like him better as Ivan?
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Is it weird I like him better as Ivan?

7. Peta-Maree Rixon (Alpha 5) could not see, hear or breathe when she had the helmet on.

She had a fish tank pump air-line running up the inside of her Alpha suit.
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She had a fish tank pump air-line running up the inside of her Alpha suit.

8. Johnny Yong Bosch improvised the line expressing disappointment to Dulcea (Gabrielle Fitzpatrick) that his new power is a frog.

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He said at 2007 Power Morphicon he told the director he thought it was a lame choice for his character.

9. Paul Freeman improvised the line “The Brady Bunch reunion” when he tells Zordon what he's missed while trapped in the egg.

"Oh, the things that I have missed: the Black Plague, the Spanish Inquisition, the Brady Bunch Reunion." Sounds like somebody has a serious case of FOMO.
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"Oh, the things that I have missed: the Black Plague, the Spanish Inquisition, the Brady Bunch Reunion." Sounds like somebody has a serious case of FOMO.

10. Catherine Sutherland auditioned for Dulcea, but was turned down because she was too young.

In Season 3 of the TV show she was cast as the new Pink Ranger who took over when Amy Jo Johnson left the show. (p.s. YOU'LL NEVER LOVE HIM LIKE KIMBERLY LOVED HIM.)
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In Season 3 of the TV show she was cast as the new Pink Ranger who took over when Amy Jo Johnson left the show. (p.s. YOU'LL NEVER LOVE HIM LIKE KIMBERLY LOVED HIM.)

11. The original script for the the Rangers vs the Tengus fight was pretty violent.

It was toned down because Fox and Saban wanted to avoid complaints from parents who were upset about the violence in the TV series.
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It was toned down because Fox and Saban wanted to avoid complaints from parents who were upset about the violence in the TV series.

12. This movie is the first time blood has been drawn on Power Rangers.

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A stone gargoyle slashes at Jason David Frank (Tommy, The White Ranger) and cuts through his outfit. You can see two red bloody cuts on his chest.

13. The entire movie was filmed in Australia.

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Most of it was shot in New South Wales.

14. Production got clever when it came to cutting costs.

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The producers avoided paying for extras in the end fireworks scene by putting an advertisement in a Sydney newspaper saying "come and see the fireworks show with the Power Rangers at Darling Harbour".

15. The actors were filming the TV show and the movie at the same time.

Which explains why in Season 2, the Rangers go on vacation to Australia.
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Which explains why in Season 2, the Rangers go on vacation to Australia.

16. Marvel released a comic book adaptation of the movie in 1995.

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17. Video game adaptations were made for Sega Genesis, Game Gear, Super Nintendo and Game Boy.

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18. The soundtrack to the movie included songs from The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Devo, Snap, Van Halen and They Might Be Giants.

Uh-oh, we're in trouble. Something's come along and it burst our bubble, yeah, yeah.
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Uh-oh, we're in trouble. Something's come along and it burst our bubble, yeah, yeah.

19. The movie received a 39% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

It is now currently sitting at 50% for all critics on the Tomatometer. I think we can all agree the haters are sad, lonely people who don't enjoy things like chocolate, hugs and free money.
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It is now currently sitting at 50% for all critics on the Tomatometer. I think we can all agree the haters are sad, lonely people who don't enjoy things like chocolate, hugs and free money.

20. The movie took 4th place at the box office opening weekend behind Apollo 13, Pocahontas and Batman Forever.

21. June 30th, 2015 will mark the 20th anniversary of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie.

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