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 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 <>

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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 »


As Chad talks to the Fuzzy Tomato, the clock says 1:52 am. The scene cuts to a close-up of the Fuzzy Tomato, and the clock says 2:10 am. When the camera moves back to Chad, the clock says 1:53 am. The very end of the scene, the clock says 2:13 am. See more »


Chad Finletter: The girl of my dreams is a vegetable!
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All events, persons and vegetables portrayed are fictional. Any similarity to persons or vegetables living or dead is purely coincidental. See more »


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


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An excellent sequel for its day
15 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

In the late 80s when sequels were being put out at an incredible rate, this little film called "Return of the Killer Tomatoes" was released. It definately ranks among the best comedy sequels I've ever seen. Possibly the funniest sequel to this genre next to "Gremlins 2"

The film is the sequel to the spoof of disaster flicks "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" that bombed heavily upon release. This film pokes fun at the low-budgets and box-office failures of both films but tends to make more of a mockery of the first film. It reuses old footage, makes fun of the actors/lines from the first film and has a plot thats almost a complete turnabout from the first one. There are no giant growling tomatoes or explosions or musical numbers or anything hi-tech in this film but you get tons of hot chicks, evil Tomatoes-turned-Rambo guys, catchy synthesizer music, the adorable little F.T.("fuzzy tomato") and probably the only time you'll see John Astin and George Clooney in the same movie.

I'd give it an 8/10!

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