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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.

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Budget:

$90,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The climax at the San Diego Stadium was shot in a single day. Moreover, all of the extras at the climax wore their own outrageous outfits. See more »

Quotes

Jim Richardson: Nobody is closer to power then the press secretary for the president. But it is never fully yours, it's dangling in front of you. Mocking your very existence. I WILL NOT BE MOCKED ANY LONGER!
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Alternate Versions

The director's cut restores cut scenes, jokes, and dialoge, but also deletes some scenes from the original. See more »

Connections

Followed by Killer Tomatoes Eat France! (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

PUBERTY LOVE
Music by Paul Sundfor and Gordon Goodwin
Lyrics by Costa Dillon, John De Bello and J. Stephen Peace
Performed by Matt Cameron
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GREAT, but get original version over directors cut
16 June 2000 | by ashspicefilmsSee all my reviews

This film combinds funny jokes with funnier unintentional humor and the result is one of the funniest cult films ever. The rest of the series is o.k., but the original is amazing. Horrible effects galore. make sure you try to grab the original version and not the director's cut. The new version is remastered in better quality, but they altered the film and it just isn't as cool that way. my rating 5/5 and for directors cut 4/5


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