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Costa Dillon (written by) &
John De Bello (written by) ...
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Release Date:
October 1978 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
"Aaargh! ..." See more »
Plot:
A group of scientists band together to save the world from mutated tomatoes that KILL! Full summary » | Full synopsis »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
User Reviews:
GREAT, but get original version over directors cut See more (79 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
David Miller ... Mason Dixon
George Wilson ... Jim Richardson
Sharon Taylor ... Lois Fairchild
J. Stephen Peace ... Lt. Wilbur Finletter (as Rock Peace)
Ernie Meyers ... The President

Eric Christmas ... Senator Polk
Ron Shapiro ... Newspaper Editor
Al Sklar ... Ted Swann
Jerrold Anderson ... Major Mills (as Jerry Anderson)
Don Birch ... Old Man
Tom Coleman ... Singing Soldier
Art K. Koustik ... FIA Director (as Art Koustik)
Jack Nolen ... Senator McKinley
Paul Oya ... Dr. Nokitofa
John Qualls ... Captain
Alan Scharf ... Roberts
Gary Smith ... Sam Smith
Byron Teegarden ... Dr. Morrison
Doug Vernon ... Scientist
Dean Grell ... Miss Potato Famine of 1922

Jack Riley ... Salesman
Von Schauer ... Special Appearance
Cindy Charles ... Housewife
Joe Price ... Detective #1
Gordon Ross ... Detective #2
D. Wayne Cyphert ... Husband
Efemia Dillon ... Wife
Rebecca Birch ... Old Woman

Nigel Barber ... Guard at Gate
John De Bello ... Janitor / Charles White
Paul Abbot ... Sergeant

Gregg Berger ... Sergeant
Wayne Wynne ... Mr. Mikkelson
Chad Demmon ... Bobby Drake
Ellen Drexler ... President's Secretary
Burt Miller ... The Admiral
Richard Curtis ... General #1
Hal Chidnoff ... General #2
David Hall ... Bruce
Benita Barton ... Gretta Attenbaum
Steve Cates ... Greg Colburn
Brian Cantwell ... Superman
Lydia Hannibal ... Receptionist (as Linda Hannibal)
James De Bello ... Deaf & Blind Cop
Richard Buresh ... Hotel Clerk
Dan Walsh ... Billy
Hutch the Dog ... Spot the Dog
Riba Nolan ... Lady at Supermarket

Costa Dillon ... Man in Library (as C.J. 'Clark' Dillon)
Mike Niederman ... Soldier at Phone
Jim Hess ... TV Reporter
D.J. Sullivan ... Mrs. Williams
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Oscar Granquist ... Dinner Guest

Dana Ashbrook ... Boy on Boat (uncredited)
Gordon Browning ... Cigar-Smoking Senator (uncredited)
Patrick Browning ... Boy in Chair Reading (uncredited)
Ben Cassel ... Student in library (uncredited)
Elissa Groh ... Biker's Screaming Girlfriend (uncredited)

Randee Lynne Jensen ... Stadium Crowd (uncredited)
Marc Sandknop ... Boy in Crowd (uncredited)
Ralph Waxman ... UPS Man (uncredited)
Donna Woodrum ... Stadium Crowd (uncredited)

Directed by
John De Bello 
 
Writing credits
Costa Dillon (written by) &
John De Bello (written by) &
J. Stephen Peace (written by) (as Steve Peace)

Rick Rockwell  written by

Produced by
Michael Bard Bayer .... associate producer (2003 special edition)
John De Bello .... producer
J. Stephen Peace .... producer (as Steve Peace)
Mark L. Rosen .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Gordon Goodwin 
Paul Sundfor 
 
Cinematography by
John K. Culley 
 
Film Editing by
John De Bello 
 
Costume Design by
Costa Dillon  (as Constantine James Dillon)
 
Production Management
Costa Dillon .... production manager (as C.J. Dillon)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Costa Dillon .... assistant director
Costa Dillon .... second unit director (as C. James Dillon)
 
Art Department
Costa Dillon .... properties
Jean Hollbrook .... art work
 
Sound Department
Paul Wear .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Craig Berkos .... special effects
Robert Matzenauer .... special effects
John Eggett .... pyrotechnician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Roger Dorney .... optical camera (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Craig Berkos .... grip
Steve Cates .... gaffer
Steve Dillon .... grip
Pete Hoffman .... assistant camera
Robert Matzenauer .... key grip
Julian Pena .... grip
Mike St. James .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cheryl Peace .... costume designer: tomato costume
 
Editorial Department
Robert Matzenauer .... assistant editor (as Bob Matzenaur)
 
Music Department
John De Bello .... composer: theme music
John De Bello .... music editor
 
Other crew
Craig Berkos .... miniaturization
Costa Dillon .... all purpose bit player (as 'Clark' Dillon)
Costa Dillon .... location scout (as Constantine J. Dillon)
Robert Matzenauer .... chief tomato maker
Robert Matzenauer .... giant tomatoes (as Bob Matzenaur)
Barbara Muir .... talent coordinator
Beth Reno .... production accountant
 
Thanks
Gene Ames .... our thanks to
Robert Matzenauer .... our thanks to (as Ronald Matzenauer)
 

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Runtime:
83 min | 90 min (director's cut)
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Trivia:
Shot on 35 mm Kodak 5247 negative stock film - very unusual for a low budget film at the time. Most low budget films were shot on positive stock film. The quality of the negative is one reason why many people thought the film cost more to make than it did.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Angriff der Killertelefonbücher (2009) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
LOVE THEME FROM ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOESSee more »

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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
GREAT, but get original version over directors cut, 16 June 2000
Author: (ashspicefilms@yahoo.com) from USA

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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