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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)

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A group of scientists band together to save the world from mutated killer tomatoes.

Director:

John De Bello
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Miller David Miller ... Mason Dixon
George Wilson George Wilson ... Jim Richardson
Sharon Taylor Sharon Taylor ... Lois Fairchild
J. Stephen Peace J. Stephen Peace ... Lt. Wilbur Finletter (as Rock Peace)
Ernie Meyers Ernie Meyers ... The President
Eric Christmas ... Senator Polk
Ron Shapiro Ron Shapiro ... Newspaper Editor
Al Sklar Al Sklar ... Ted Swann
Jerrold Anderson Jerrold Anderson ... Major Mills (as Jerry Anderson)
Don Birch Don Birch ... Old Man
Tom Coleman Tom Coleman ... Singing Soldier
Art K. Koustik Art K. Koustik ... FIA Director (as Art Koustik)
Jack Nolen Jack Nolen ... Senator McKinley
Paul Oya Paul Oya ... Dr. Nokitofa
John Qualls John Qualls ... Captain
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Storyline

After a wave of reports of mysterious attacks involving people and pets being eaten by the traditionally docile fruit, a special government task force is set up to investigate the violent fruit and put a stop to their murderous spree. Included in this crack team are a lieutenant who never goes anywhere without his parachute, an underwater expert who's never out of his scuba gear, and a master of disguise who conceals his appearance by dressing as a black Adolf Hitler. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

KT Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El ataque de los tomates asesinos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

All of the crew members were non-union. See more »

Quotes

Commerical voice: Last year, more people were killed by automobile accidents, heart attacks, lung cancer, and natural causes combined than by any one tomato.
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Crazy Credits

The crowd at the Stadium is credited as Every Screwball in San Diego county See more »

Alternate Versions

The director's cut features a mockumentary called "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! Director's Cut: A Masterpiece Restored" on the restoration and the making of the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pastewka: Die Hochzeit (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

LOVE THEME FROM ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES
Music by Paul Sundfor and Gordon Goodwin
Lyrics by Costa Dillon, John De Bello and J. Stephen Peace
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Marvellously insane
29 June 2008 | by sales-168See all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie if viewed in the light in which it was made. Light hearted, off the wall and delightfully derivative. A must for all "corny movie" buffs. If ever there was a movie to reflect the maker's dream, either good or bad, then this is it. Drawing from all genres, making use of "jingle" music and madcap visuals, this classic movie has long been derided as a world worst movie ever made. This is unfair, as it shows what can be done on a modest budget, with the makers' imagination and a sack-load of tongue-in-cheek gags. There is also the well held belief that this could be the worst vegetable movie ever made. However, there has always been confusion as to whether the tomato is actually a fruit.


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