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John De Bello (written by)
Costa Dillon (written by)
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When good vegetables go bad! See more »
Plot:
Police assitant Boyle along with tomatologist Kennedi Johnson look into investigations about Killer Tomato attacks... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Things that Go "splut" in the Night… See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Debi Fares ... Woman Victim (as Debra Fares)
Rick Rockwell ... Lance Boyle

John Witherspoon ... Evan Rood

John Astin ... Jeronahew / Professor Mortimer Gangreen

Crystal Carson ... Kennedi Johnson
J. Stephen Peace ... Captain Wilbur Finletter (as Rock Peace)
Steve Lundquist ... Igor
Zollo Cortez ... Mr. & Mrs. America
John De Bello ... Charles White
Tom Ashworth ... Armored Car Driver
Cal Worthington ... Himself
Robin Abb ... Betty Won't, Journalist
Lane Post ... Man on Street
'Squeeze' Del Monte ... Maurice, Tomato
'Seedy' Heinz ... Leo, Tomato
D.J. Sullivan ... Mrs. Williams

Kevin West ... Bank Teller
Frank Davis ... Sam Smith
Craig Lefferts ... Himself
Jack Owen ... Sportscaster Wannabe
Spike Sorrentino ... Hockey Player
Kelley Matzenauer ... Sherri Coke

Costa Dillon ... Chop-O-Matic Pitchman (as Constantine Dillon)
Charlie Jones ... Himself

Lisa Kaseman ... Receptionist
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Margaret Sutton ... Old Woman (uncredited)
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Directed by
John De Bello 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John De Bello  written by
Costa Dillon  written by (as Constantine Dillon)
Rick Rockwell  written by

Produced by
John De Bello .... producer
Martin Lopez .... line producer
J. Stephen Peace .... producer
 
Original Music by
Neal Fox 
Rick Patterson 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen F. Andrich 
 
Film Editing by
Beth Accomando 
 
Production Design by
Robert Brill 
 
Art Direction by
Jonathan A. Carlson 
 
Makeup Department
Toni Riki .... key makeup artist
Cheryl Sass .... additional makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Grossman .... first assistant director
Tony Schwartz .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Nina Bach .... art department assistant
Corey Casola .... assistant carpenter
Stanley Ketner .... assistant carpenter
Michele Lippitt .... additional set painter
Victoria Petrovich .... additional set painter
Drew Redford .... property master
Howard P. Smith .... set carpenter
Amy Thornberry .... additional set painter
Jeff Van Gonka .... set carpenter
Johnny Williams .... assistant carpenter
Joni Wischmeyer .... assistant carpenter
 
Sound Department
Flavio Fabbrini .... sound recordist
Dan Speca .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Michael Lambert .... special effects engineering
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dean Andolsek .... gaffer: second unit
Todd Appleman .... gaffer
William Bork .... grip
Robin Copeland .... second assistant camera
Ken Jacques .... still photographer
Kevin 'Rambo' Lambert .... key grip
Marc Marino .... best boy electric
Diane Matzenauer .... dolly grip
Mari Mayors .... second assistant camera
Kevin Morrisey .... camera operator
Thom Owens .... additional camera operator
Ken Rogers .... electrician
James M. Teiper .... electrician
Weldon Thompson .... first assistant camera
Eric Von Neumann .... grip
Michael Winard .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Roe Cardé .... wardrober
Militsa Samardzija .... assistant wardrobe
 
Other crew
Ben Davis .... production assistant
Suzanne Dean .... assistant to producer
Chuck S. Diehl .... special video production
Darren Frederick .... production assistant
Andrew P. Jones .... puppet designer: puppeteer
Carol Marino .... production coordinator
Robert Matzenauer .... special production consultant
Robert Oxenham .... production assistant
Mirjam Schippers .... script supervisor
Robert Sly .... special video production
Michael Thomas .... production assistant
Anthony Tietz .... production assistant
Roberto Torrini .... location manager
 

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87 min
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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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Movie Connections:
Spoofs "Donahue" (1967)See more »
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Attack of the Killer TomatoesSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Things that Go "splut" in the Night…, 14 December 2009
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Say what you want about the "Killer Tomato" flicks, but this particular entry does contain one of the better and more beautiful homage sequences to classic horror milestones that I've seen in a long, long time. There's a wondrous scene that spoofs/tributes "Jaws", "Psycho" and "The Omen" all at the same time. During a virulent tomato attack in the shower, both the uncomfortable tune of "Jaws" and the satanic music of "The Omen" can be heard. Very pleasant regardless of how stupid it sounds and looks.

I seem to be watching the "Killer Tomato" franchise in reversed order. The fourth and thus far final episode "Killer Tomatoes Eat France" was the first film I watched – and admittedly quite liked – and this second sequel (the one NOT starring George Clooney in an early embarrassing role) is also my second acquaintance. This time, the killer tomatoes and their wacky master Dr. Gangrene are back. The crazed maniacal scientist now even hosts a TV talk show and fiendishly plots to take over the world via subliminal brainwash messages. The only people who are able to stop him are the sport-addicted detective Wilbur Finletter, who denies the existence of killer tomatoes, and the sexy female "tomatologist" Kennedi Johnson. Like with "Killer Tomatoes Eat France", the film relies on a handful of downright hilarious situations and genuinely clever gags, but the overall wholesome of the script is plot-free and juvenile. Personally, I find it very amusing to watch tomatoes wearing tiny little Jason Voorhees hockey masks or ninja outfits, but obviously you can't really refer to it as being a good film. John Astin obviously enjoys himself very much, as he purposely aims his over-the-top evil laughs directly into the camera and combs his longish hair in such a wild and unmannered style that he looks even more deranged. I guess it's because movies like this one that some brainiac invented the term "guilty pleasure".

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