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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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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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$90,000 (estimated)
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J. Stephen Peace did all of his own stunts. Moreover, Peace had a wooden board on wheels placed under his stomach for the scene in which he's dragged down the street by a car. See more »

Quotes

Commerical voice: Last year, more people were killed by automobile accidents, heart attacks, lung cancer, and natural causes combined than by any one tomato.
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LOVE THEME FROM ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES
Music by Paul Sundfor and Gordon Goodwin
Lyrics by Costa Dillon, John De Bello and J. Stephen Peace
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GREAT, but get original version over directors cut
16 June 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This film combinds funny jokes with funnier unintentional humor and the result is one of the funniest cult films ever. The rest of the series is o.k., but the original is amazing. Horrible effects galore. make sure you try to grab the original version and not the director's cut. The new version is remastered in better quality, but they altered the film and it just isn't as cool that way. my rating 5/5 and for directors cut 4/5


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