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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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Wilbur Finletter (as Rock Peace)
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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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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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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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22 April 1988 (USA)  »

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Return of the Killer Tomatoes: The Sequel  »

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Gary Condit: a patron in the pizzeria. J. Stephen Peace, who co-wrote and co-produced the film, was a friend of Condit, and both were members of the California State Assembly. Former US Congressman Condit became a household name in 2001, when Chandra Levy, his intern and mistress, disappeared. See more »

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Tara: They are gardeners and carpenters, they are not tomato men.
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References Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978) 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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Funny, but where's the tomatoes?
20 July 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Being a huge b-movie fan, I had to see this movie. It is VERY funny and entertaining and still a b-movie even with a larger budget, but the only footage of tomatoes moving and attacking people (the best part of the original) is taken from the original "attack" film. Here instead we got tomatoes that look exactly like people. But when you buy an "attack of the killer tomatoes" movie that shows a giant killer tomato attacking on the cover, you expect to see a giant killer tomato attacking in the movie! John Astin as Gangreen was funny, but I like the original movie's reason for tomato attacks. In the original, man altered tomatoes to make them better but accidently gave them the ability to grow and attack people.

In this movie that is all ignored and now the killer tomatoes were made by a evil professor in his basement.

I think the original plot AND movie are much better, but this films is still very funny in it's own way. And I am surprised it got away with many of the raunchy jokes while staying PG.

Recommended if you want to laugh.


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