Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! (1991)

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Police assistant Boyle has to investigate cases nobody else wants to deal with. His latest case is about rumored cases of evil tomatoes attacking people. Together with "tomatologist" Kennedi Johnson he tries to find the truth.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Debi Fares ...
Woman Victim (as Debra Fares)
Rick Rockwell ...
Lance Boyle
Evan Rood
Kennedi Johnson
J. Stephen Peace ...
Captain Wilbur Finletter (as Rock Peace)
Steve Lundquist ...
Zollo Cortez ...
John De Bello ...
Armored Car Driver (as Tom Ashworth)
Cal Worthington ...
Robin Abb ...
Betty Won't, Journalist
Lane Post ...
Man on Street
'Squeeze' Del Monte ...
Maurice, Tomato
'Seedy' Heinz ...
Leo, Tomato


Police assitant Boyle along with tomatologist Kennedi Johnson look into investigations about Killer Tomato attacks, and discover Gangrene plans to brainwash people via TV talk shows to take over the world! Will Gangrene be stopped? Will Johnson become part of a Bacon, Lettuce and Human sandwich? Written by Luke Bannon

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[Kennedi is held captive on a talk show's set]
Jeronahew: And our other guest is a current hostage. We're not going to reveal her name to you right now; we'll wait to see if you can guess who she is by the end of the program.
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ASPCT Approved: No friendly tomatoes were injured during the production of this motion picture. See more »


Follows Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978) See more »


Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Written by John De Bello (as John DeBello)
©1978 Four Square Productions, Inc.
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It tries so hard, but fails so miserably
12 April 2002 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

As far as I can see, this third installment is basically more of the same. This time it is detective Lance Boyle teaming up with babe scientist Kennedi Johnson to fight the vile vegetables. It is also a sendup of tabloid television and trash talkshows. I guess you shouldn't expect much of credibility from a movie about killer tomatoes, but I guess this is as credible as the intended market, 10-14 year olds, need.

The movie tries to play in the same league as Loaded Weapon or Naked Gun police spoofs, but just like the Police Academy sequels, it doesn't have the budget to go through with it. This kind of movies needs at least one joke a minute - as a minimum. The movie has a few good jokes but not nearly enough. Dr. Gangreen's hideout looks cheap, the water in the piranha tank is dyed black since there no piranhas and, most important, it is filled with second-rate actors. Neither Rick Rockwell or Crystal Carson had much experience before - or has had much since, at least as far as feature films are concerned. (Rick Rockwell is now, well, famous as the millionaire in 'Who wants to marry a millionaire?') And some scenes are superfluous, like Lance Boyle visiting the zoo or the irate guy at the bank.

If you like horror movies and the Police Academy series, you will love this. Otherwise, spend some time benefiting humanity instead.

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