MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 251 this week

Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988)

 -  Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  22 April 1988 (USA)
5.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 5,021 users  
Reviews: 41 user | 20 critic

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

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 29 Apr 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 04 Jul 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 19 Mar 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 23 May 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988)

Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988) on IMDb 5.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Return of the Killer Tomatoes!.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Red Surf (Video 1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Remar and Attila are a couple of surfers who also deal drugs to make a living. They are trying to set up a final deal with local drug lord, Calavera, when their friend True Blue is busted ... See full summary »

Director: H. Gordon Boos
Stars: George Clooney, Doug Savant, Dedee Pfeiffer
The Harvest (1992)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A screenwriter is sent to Mexico to develop a story that can be used to wrap up a movie presently in production. Given a very short time allotment, the writer immerses himself in the ... See full summary »

Director: David Marconi
Stars: Miguel Ferrer, Leilani Sarelle, Henry Silva
Sunset Beat (TV Movie 1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Pilot for the short-lived police drama involving a team of young Los Angeles undercover cops posing as bikers to nail street crime.

Directors: Bill Corcoran, Sam Weisman
Stars: George Clooney, Michael DeLuise, Markus Flanagan
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

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

Director: John De Bello
Stars: David Miller, George Wilson, Sharon Taylor
Happy Hour (1986)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A chemist experimenting with different formulas stumbles upon an ingredient that, when added to beer, makes it absolutely irresistible. Before he realizes it, an international spy is after ... See full summary »

Director: John De Bello
Stars: Jim Parrott, Richard Gilliland, Kathi Diamant
Combat High (TV Movie 1986)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Maxwell and Perry are forced in Military School after they've gone too far.

Director: Neal Israel
Stars: Keith Gordon, Wallace Langham, George Clooney
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

Director: Stephen Chiodo
Stars: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Director: Theodore H. Kuhns III
Stars: Suzanne Adkinson, Leigh Christian Aleman, Bill Allen
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

All hell breaks loose when a giant Grizzly, reacting to the slaughter of Grizzlies by poachers, attacks at a massive big-band rock concert in the National Park.

Director: André Szöts
Stars: Steve Inwood, Deborah Raffin, John Rhys-Davies
Bennett Brothers (TV Movie 1987)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Sitcom pilot about two brothers who are complete opposites, sharing an apartment.

Director: Will Mackenzie
Stars: George Clooney, Richard Kind, Alan North
Black Dawn (1997)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Jake Killian, ex-cop, searches for a mysteriously abducted US-banker, with the help of the single living witness, a stripper called Extasy.

Director: John De Bello
Stars: Lobo Sebastian, Antonio Ramos, Tony Colitti
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Stars: Jessica Steen, George Clooney, Andrew Lauer
Edit

Cast

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 ...
Sid
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)
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

High alert! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 April 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Return of the Killer Tomatoes: The Sequel  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Chad Finletter: The girl of my dreams is a vegetable!
See more »

Crazy Credits

Near the end of the end credits, Bob Downs and Sid talk about what a crummy movie it was, then a voice says "All right, who let the carrots on the stage?" Bob says "Hey! You carrots can't be here..." and is cut off by gunshots and screaming. The credits end and Bob and Sid are lying dead. Two carrots holding machine guns and dressed as Rambo step out and say "There is no movie tommorow." Then Prof. Gangreene starts laughing and says "See you in France!" See more »

Connections

References For a Few Dollars More (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Theme From Return of the Killer Tomatoes
Written and Performed by Rick Patterson and Neal Fox
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

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.


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best line in the whole movie... greennuns
One of the greatest scenes in film history... SeanOBackHair
Better than the first luke_bannon
Song? bmcds
what happened mylastbreath913
...and social commentary, too! arabushk
Discuss Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?