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Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988)

Crazy old Professor Gangreen has developed a way to make tomatoes look human for a second invasion.

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Tara Boumdeay (as Karen Mistal)
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Charlie Jones ...
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Wilbur Finletter (as Rock Peace)
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Bob Downs (as Mike Villani)
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Sam Smith
Harvey Weber ...
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Greg Colburn
Gordon Howard ...
Pizza Customer
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Prison Guard / Man in parking lot / SAG representative / Product placement customer / Reporter (as C.J. 'Clark' Dillon)
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Mad scientist Professor Gangreen is cooking up the second coming of the Great Tomato Uprising, in which music converted tomatoes into human form to war against mankind. Pizza delivery man Chad Finletter must save the world and beautiful tomato-girl Tara. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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22 April 1988 (USA)  »

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Return of the Killer Tomatoes: The Sequel  »

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Just before Wilbur starts the flashback in his pizza shop, a newspaper clipping on the wall behind him praises Wilbur. See more »

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As Chad talks to the Fuzzy Tomato, the clock says 1:52 am. The scene cuts to a close-up of the Fuzzy Tomato, and the clock says 2:10 am. When the camera moves back to Chad, the clock says 1:53 am. The very end of the scene, the clock says 2:13 am. See more »

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Matt Stevens: Product placement!
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Costa Dillon, who plays several characters, is credited as C.J. "Clark" Dillon for the first few, and then as "Dillon again, who else" and "Guess who?" See more »


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Main Theme From Return of the Killer Tomatoes
Written by John De Bello and C.J. Dillon
Performed by Rick Patterson and Neal Fox
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A truly excellent comedic spoof.
29 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

If you expect a serious movie you'll be massively disappointed. If, however you're expecting a comedic spoof that doesn't take itself (or it's prequel) seriously then you're in for a wild ride. It's almost worth watching just so you can admire George Clooney's 80's mullet. There's little plot, but instead there is a series of imaginative scenes which can really make you laugh (so long as you don't try and take the movie seriously). Heartily recommended.


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