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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)

 -  Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  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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A group of people thwart a mad scientist trying to take over the world with evil mutated tomatoes that he can change into people.

Stars: John Astin, Christian Guzek, Kath Soucie
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Cast

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 ...
Captain
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Storyline

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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October 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Ataque dos Tomates Assassinos  »

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$90,000 (estimated)
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Film debut of Dana Ashbrook. See more »

Quotes

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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Special Appearance of the Royal Shakespearean Tomatoes by Arrangement with the Queen See more »

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Referenced in Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet (2009) See more »

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PUBERTY LOVE
Music by Paul Sundfor and Gordon Goodwin
Lyrics by Costa Dillon, John De Bello and J. Stephen Peace
Performed by Matt Cameron
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Hilarious In Places
13 October 1999 | by (California, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This film was perhaps THE big low-budget/cult/parody flick in its time. While it doesn't create belly laughs from start to finish, it does have some truly hilarious moments. My favorite scene has dozens of tomatoes just floating in a lake, attacking some unsuspecting summer-campers(believe me, you'll positively crack up when you see the underwater footage!). Also, watch for the sequence in which grown men blast with shotguns tomatoes that were obviously rolled at them off-camera.


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