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Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  22 April 1988 (USA)
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Crazy old Professor Gangreen has developed a way to make tomatoes look human for a second invasion.

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Cast

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Tara Boumdeay (as Karen Mistal)
Steve Lundquist ...
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Charlie Jones ...
TV Sportscaster
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Wilbur Finletter (as Rock Peace)
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Bob Downs (as Mike Villani)
Frank Davis ...
Harvey Weber ...
Sid
John De Bello ...
Charles White / Director
Ian Hutton ...
Gordon Howard ...
Pizza Customer
Rick Rockwell ...
Jim Richardson / Tomato Dealer
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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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Storyline

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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It'll leave a bad paste in your mouth. See more »

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22 April 1988 (USA)  »

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Return of the Killer Tomatoes: The Sequel  »

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Trivia

On the wall behind Wilbur, just before he starts the flashback in his pizza shop, is a newspaper clipping praising Wilbur. The newspaper is the Daily Bugle. See more »

Goofs

As Chad is talking to the tomato, the clock reads 1:52 am. The scene cuts to a close up of the Fuzzy Tomato and the clock reads 2:10 am. Then, it goes back to a shot of Chad talking to the tomato and the clock is at 1:53 am. The very end of the scene, the clock now reads 2:13 am. See more »

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Shopper: Valerian root powder!
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Crazy Credits

The credits display in the opposite order than what is standard in the movie industry. Smaller contributors such as stage hands and supporting crew are listed first whereas the main cast aren't mentioned until the very end. Even the musicians are mentioned before the cast, appearing just before the mid-point, rather than near the end like in most movies. See more »

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Followed by Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! (1991) See more »

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Love Theme From Return of the Killer Tomatoes
Written and Performed by Rick Patterson and Neal Fox
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Funnier than it has any right to be..
10 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

I had fond memories of the cartoon, but realised that I'd never actually seen the movie.

This is a perfecly silly, intentionally cheesy, 80's classic. The premis is so silly and everyone involved (especially Clooney) is so obviously just having FUN making it that the humour is just utterly infections.

The knowing looks at the camera. The exaggerated dramatics. The tomoato transformation effects. FT!!!!

I LOVE this movie and heartily recommend it as a classic "B" movie.

You cannot beat this film for a silly giggle. All those po faced people who claim its not amusing need a humour transplant.

all together now.. (sings) "When Big breastd giiiiiiirllllllllS, go down to tthe beach....!"


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