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Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988)

 -  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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Tara Boumdeay (as Karen Mistal)
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Wilbur Finletter (as Rock Peace)
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Bob Downs (as Mike Villani)
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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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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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Who can stop the mad Professor Gangreen??? 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

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

Professor Gangreen: Tara is missing! I have worked for years, months, days, minutes, SECONDS to create the perfect woman!
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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 »

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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Written and Performed by Ron Walz, Neal Fox and Rick Patterson
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Greatest B-movie comedy ever made
6 December 2002 | by (Marrero,Louisiana) – See all my reviews

Even though I've only recently saw this yesterday,it is most certainly the greatest B-movie comedy ever made,and the most important part of Killer Tomato history,since many characters here went on to be on the TV show,most of the characters from the first movie reappear only they're played by different actors with the exception of J.Stephen Peace as Chad Finletter,with the introduction of six new characters,Chad(Anthony Starke),Matt(George Clooney),Tara(Karen Mistal,later to be played by legendary voice actress Kath Soucie on the show),Professor Gangreen(John Astin),and FT as himself,the product placement gag precedes the one in Waynes World by 5 years,and it has one of the weirdest relationships since Splash,I haven't seen the first or the next 2 sequels,but I'm sure they're just as funny as this one,so take my advice and buy this at Best Buy today and request to Anchor Bay to release the other Killer Tomato movies on DVD


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