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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  8 October 1978 (USA)
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A group of scientists band together to save the world from mutated tomatoes that KILL!

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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Miller ...
George Wilson ...
Sharon Taylor ...
J. Stephen Peace ...
Lt. Wilbur Finletter (as Rock Peace)
Ernie Meyers ...
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Ron Shapiro ...
Al Sklar ...
Jerrold Anderson ...
Major Mills (as Jerry Anderson)
Don Birch ...
Tom Coleman ...
Singing Soldier
Art K. Koustik ...
FIA Director (as Art Koustik)
Jack Nolen ...
Senator McKinley
Paul Oya ...
Dr. Nokitofa
John Qualls ...
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After a wave of reports of mysterious attacks involving people and pets being eaten by the traditionally docile fruit, a special government task force is set up to investigate the violent veggies and put a stop to their murderous spree. Included in this crack team are a lieutenant who never goes anywhere without his parachute, an underwater expert who's never out of his scuba gear, and a master of disguise who conceals his appearance by dressing as a black Adolf Hitler. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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8 October 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Ataque dos Tomates Assassinos  »

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$90,000 (estimated)
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The giant ear muffs that the giant tomato is wearing at the end was actually two big bright green toilet seat covers. See more »

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Ted Swan: Can I do it?
[manically laughs, then sings]
Ted Swan: Some sell, some buy, and only we know why! The wrapper's more important than the price! Important decisions are made each day, much too important for the plain folk to make. They're always in a bind, so we're here to help them make up their mind!
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Referenced in Gex (1995) See more »

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THEME FROM ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES
Words and Music by John De Bello
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The purest form of High Concept movie making
6 December 2004 | by (Highlands of Scotland) – See all my reviews

The trailers before the movie on my VHS copy are for a Hannah Barberra cartoon ("Yogi bear in the Arabian Nights" or something) which shows you who the marketing guys thought their target audience was and, taken on that kind of dumb stupid cartoon level, this is one of the funniest things I have seen for years. I laughed out loud several times whilst completely sober and on my own. Yes, its story structure is an utter mess, yes, the acting, directing, editing production values and sound (especially the sound) are awful, yes, a lot of the gags just don't work - the timing is all over the place sometimes jokes are rushed, other times they are stretched out way beyond their worth but as a whole "Tomatoes" is undeniably funny. I'm afraid I nearly wet myself when the Adolf Hitler line came as the payoff to a what looked like a lame running gag.

Reading some of the reviews here I find it hard to understand how anyone can be disappointed in this movie. It lays its stall out in the first two minutes. Girl is attacked by a tomato - then some of the funniest opening credits ever. It is so preposterous it defies criticism. This is the purest form of High Concept movie making. "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes"... unless you didn't actually KNOW what a tomato was how could anyone think this is anything other than what it is - a dumb, stupid, funny movie? and I defy anyone who watches this film not to have the theme song running around their head for days afterwards.

Think of this movie as being made by Matt Stone & Trey Parker (the guys behind South Park etc.) and you get the idea - though in my opinion "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" is a lot funnier than "Cannibal, the Musical" or "Orgazmo".

Definitely a movie to watch with your brain, and any critical faculties you may think you have, switched very, very off.


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