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


John De Bello
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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


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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Did You Know?


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


Obvious day-for-night shot with the tank. See more »


Wilbur Finletter: Guten Morgen, Herr Hitler!
Sam Smith: Autobahn!
Wilbur Finletter: Sprechen Sie Deutsch?
Sam Smith: Wiener Schnitzel!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits of the director's cut features a "Where are they now?" update on David Miller, Sharon Taylor, Costa Dillon, "Rock" Peace, and a tomato. See more »

Alternate Versions

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


Edited into Muppet Babies: The Weirdo Zone (1986) See more »


The Mindmaker Song
Music by Paul Sundfor and Gordon Goodwin
Lyrics by Costa Dillon, John De Bello and J. Stephen Peace
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This should have been THE ultimate cult classic film!
19 September 1998 | by oscar-17See all my reviews

I remembered seeing a clip of this movie on an old Saturday morning program called "Kids Are People, Too". Seeing a tomato chase Mason Dixon on a sidewalk before my very eyes was far too unbelievable, and I giggled out in thinking it was the most downright hilarious thing mankind has ever seen! I hadn't even noticed that the film existed at all! That was until almost a decade later when I finally got to see it on local TV, and I began to realize that THIS FILM WAS FOR REAL!!! Possibly NO other motion picture in history has managed to make clever strangeness and ridicule like "Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes"! A film like this can be so BAD, that it's actually GOOD! However, I felt that this could have been another "audience participation" outing just like "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" because it can be seen millions of times over. With some occasional musical numbers and plenty of scenes to be addicted to, this would have had a humongous impact on millions of viewers to keep going to the movie theater over and over to see this fun picture. "Killer Tomatoes" plays like a lengthy national anthem, worthy of my time and money! Now, if only I can try to educate millions on how to enjoy watching low-budget movies without getting totally embarrassed! After all, any unknown movie worth $10,000 can still be worthy!

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Release Date:

25 December 1978 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! See more »


Box Office


$90,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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