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Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988)

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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 overview, first billed only:
Tara Boumdeay (as Karen Mistal)
Steve Lundquist ...
Charlie Jones ...
TV Sportscaster
J. Stephen Peace ...
Wilbur Finletter (as Rock Peace)
Bob Downs (as Mike Villani)
Frank Davis ...
Harvey Weber ...
John De Bello ...
Charles White / Director
Ian Hutton ...
Gordon Howard ...
Pizza Customer
Rick Rockwell ...
Jim Richardson / Tomato Dealer
Prison Guard / Man in parking lot / SAG representative / Product placement customer / Reporter (as C.J. 'Clark' Dillon)


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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Severe panic! Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the greenhouse... See more »


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Release Date:

22 April 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Return of the Killer Tomatoes: The Sequel  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The end of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978) shows the beginnings of a carrot uprising. At the end of this film, two carrots with machine guns are in the final scene of the film. This continued through the rest of the series. See more »


When Chad is escaping from Gangreen's house, the "Rambo Tomatoes" are shooting at him with their automatic weapons, but flashes come out the barrel of only one weapon. The other is being shaken as though it were firing, but no flash comes out the barrel of the weapon. See more »


Charles White: Cut it! Cut it! Cut it! Save the film, strike the broad and kill the babies.
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits start and Matt and his tomato girlfriends are running to the beach, the credits and song say "Big Breasted Tomatoes Go To The Beach And Take Their Tops Off". Then the music stops and an old lady comes up and says "Hold it right there. Where do you think you're going? My grandson and a lot of other people worked hard on this film, so you're going to sit right there and watch these end credits." See more »


Spoofs Miami Vice (1984) See more »


Love Theme From Return of the Killer Tomatoes
Written and Performed by Rick Patterson and Neal Fox
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User Reviews

Surprisingly good
27 February 2001 | by (Columbus, Ohio) – See all my reviews

This film ranks up there with the best of the spoof movies, such as Naked Gun, Airplane!, and Top Secret! I rented it as part of a bad horror movie marathon, along with Leprechaun in Space. It has some of the funniest moments I've ever seen in any movie. The running joke about the film's low budget was one. Also, the fight in the bar made me laugh hysterically. Why did the fight occur? I have no idea! Keep in mind that I don't enjoy this movie on a campy, b-movies-are-cool level. I regard this movie on a One of the Funniest Movies Ever Made level. George Clooney has large hair and does a pretty good job. Also, look out for Rick Rockwell, TV's Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire? millionaire in one of his rare movie appearances! He plays a shady villain.

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