IMDb > Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978) More at IMDbPro »

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! -- A group of scientists band together to save the world from mutated tomatoes that KILL!


User Rating:
4.6/10   9,977 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
No change in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Costa Dillon (written by) &
John De Bello (written by) ...
View company contact information for Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
8 October 1978 (USA) See more »
"Aaargh! ..." See more »
A group of scientists band together to save the world from mutated killer tomatoes. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Plenty of Tomato Sauce See more (86 total) »


  (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
Michael R. Seewald ... Cameraman #1

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)

Robert Cox ... Stadium Crowd (uncredited)
Elissa Groh ... Biker's Screaming Girlfriend (uncredited)

Randee Lynne Jensen ... Stadium Crowd (uncredited)
Skot Pierson ... Stadium Tunnel Tomato Stomper (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)

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)
Location Management
Costa Dillon .... location scout (as Constantine J. Dillon)
Music Department
John De Bello .... music editor
The Four Square Symphony Orchestra .... music performed by
Other crew
Craig Berkos .... miniaturization
Costa Dillon .... all purpose bit player (as 'Clark' Dillon)
Robert Matzenauer .... chief tomato maker
Robert Matzenauer .... giant tomatoes (as Bob Matzenaur)
Barbara Muir .... talent coordinator
Beth Reno .... production accountant
Gene Ames .... our thanks to
Robert Matzenauer .... our thanks to (as Ronald Matzenauer)

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
83 min | 90 min (director's cut)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The press conference scene was shot in a high school auditorium.See more »
Sam Smith:[after infiltrating the tomatoes and is eating with them] Hey, can somebody please pass the ketchup? Whoops!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
34 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Plenty of Tomato Sauce, 3 January 2002
Author: theumpire

Many have claimed this is the worst movie of all time. I would rather sit through this 100 times than watch 10 minutes of Titanic!! To rate this movie you must watch it for the way it was intended, pure unadulterated B-Grade movie garbage. Then you will find there is only one vote to give it,... 10/10

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (86 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
The Worst Movie of All Time?? What?? peter_89
Worst english language movie of the '70s I've ever seen! paradroid
Favorite Scene jumaward
4 mvoies jfsredhead
83 Minute Runtime azrielabyss
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Mars Attacks! Return of the Killer Tomatoes! Monsters vs. Aliens The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Flesh Gordon
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Adventure section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.