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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)

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A group of scientists band together to save the world from mutated killer tomatoes.

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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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8 October 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Ataque dos Tomates Assassinos  »

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$90,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The press conference scene was shot in a high school auditorium. See more »

Quotes

The President: Take air force one.
Jim Richardson: Sir, Air Force one is broken
The President: Broken?
Jim Richardson: Yes sir.
The President: The whole plane?
Jim Richardson: In a sense sir, you remember where the Washington monument used to be?
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Remember... The Best Bargains in Town Are at Sunny Vale Furniture 173 East Main Street Just South of the Mervin Exit See more »

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Referenced in Muppet Babies: The Weirdo Zone (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

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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An Honest review
19 July 2002 | by (Dixie, USA) – See all my reviews

I will be the first to admit I absolutely ADORE this film. I absolutely love the sendup of horror films that seemed to exist up to that time. However, it really is a bad film.

I gave it a 5. Why, I think it is honestly a movie you will either love or hate. It is hard to be ambivalent about this film. The effects are cheesy, the dialogue silly, and the concept even sillier. Yet, I don't think it could of been pulled off any better. I think everyone should check this film out at least once, but do it with friends.

"Could someone please pass the ketchup?"


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