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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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[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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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The Killer Tomatoes take on Talk TV, 3 November 2001
Author: davidemartin ( from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

This is the third in the four films of the Killer Tomatoes trilogy. Unlike the others, this one didn't even attempt a theatrical release and went straight to video. In fact, it almost seems to have been fit into the production schedule during a lull in the preparations for the climatic KILLER TOMATOES EAT FRANCE.

This installment takes the form of a police thriller. Rick Rockwell (the future "Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire?") stars as Lance Boyle, a Dirty Harry parody. J. Stephen Peace does his third and final turn as Wilbur Finletter, hero of the Tomato Wars and now a police captain. Crystal Carson is this installment's obligatory gorgeous blonde, in this case the biochemist Kennedi Johnson.

The ever-delightful John Astin returns as the nefarious Professor Gangrene, this time setting his sights on conquering through the world through the medium of daytime talkshows. Aiding him is the ever-faithful and ever-dim Igor, played as always by Steve Lundquist.

Aside from the original, this is probably the lowest-budgeted of the Killer Tomatoes series. Still, the creative team makes the most of their resources. Look for appearances in front of the camera by various members of the creative team.

The Killer Tomatoes series is almost a world in itself. The cast and crew do not appear to have been involved in many other film or TV projects. Given the gorgeous leading ladies, this is a bit of a tragedy. Still, given how few people ever get to make a single film, let alone complete a four-part trilogy, De Bello and his team have pulled off quite an accomplishment. Thanks, guys!

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