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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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

Thomas W. Ashworth ... Armored Car Driver (as Tom Ashworth)
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margaret Sutton ... Old Woman (uncredited)

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
Kenny Rogers .... electrician (as Ken Rogers)
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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[to Kennedi, who is about to be eaten by the killer tomatoes]
Jeronahew:Your research grant has just been permanently cancelled.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofs "Donahue" (1967)See more »
Meat StreetSee more »


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It tries so hard, but fails so miserably, 12 April 2002
Author: Mattias from Sweden

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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