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Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988)

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Crazy old Professor Gangreen has developed a way to make tomatoes look human for a second invasion.

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John De Bello

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Stephen Andrich (as Stephen F. Andrich), John De Bello | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Starke ... Chad Finletter
George Clooney ... Matt Stevens
Karen M. Waldron ... Tara Boumdeay (as Karen Mistal)
Steve Lundquist Steve Lundquist ... Igor
John Astin ... Professor Gangreen
Charlie Jones Charlie Jones ... TV Sportscaster
J. Stephen Peace J. Stephen Peace ... Wilbur Finletter (as Rock Peace)
Michael Villani ... Bob Downs (as Mike Villani)
Frank Davis Frank Davis ... Sam Smith
Harvey Weber Harvey Weber ... Sid
John De Bello ... Charles White / Director
Ian Hutton Ian Hutton ... Greg Colburn
Gordon Howard Gordon Howard ... Pizza Customer
Rick Rockwell Rick Rockwell ... Jim Richardson / Tomato Dealer
Costa Dillon ... Prison Guard / Man in parking lot / SAG representative / Product placement customer / Reporter (as C.J. 'Clark' Dillon)
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Storyline

Mad scientist Professor Gangreen is cooking up the second coming of the Great Tomato Uprising, in which music converted tomatoes into human form to war against mankind. Pizza delivery man Chad Finletter must save the world and beautiful tomato-girl Tara. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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They were out for blood, and rotten to the core. Now they're back ... See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

KT Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Return of the Killer Tomatoes: The Sequel See more »

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Gross USA:

$5,000,000, 31 December 1988
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Steve Lundquist (Igor) appears in a Vidal Sassoon ad in the issue of Playboy George Clooney holds up. See more »

Goofs

When Chad is escaping from Gangreen's house, the "Rambo Tomatoes" are shooting at him with their automatic weapons, but flashes come out the barrel of only one weapon. The other is being shaken as though it were firing, but no flash comes out the barrel of the weapon. See more »

Quotes

Chad Finletter: The girl of my dreams is a vegetable!
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits start and Matt and his tomato girlfriends are running to the beach, the credits and song say "Big Breasted Tomatoes Go To The Beach And Take Their Tops Off". Then the music stops and an old lady comes up and says "Hold it right there. Where do you think you're going? My grandson and a lot of other people worked hard on this film, so you're going to sit right there and watch these end credits." See more »

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References High Noon (1952) See more »

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Love Theme From Return of the Killer Tomatoes
Written and Performed by Rick Patterson and Neal Fox
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Funnier than it has any right to be..
10 October 2003 | by snesgirlSee all my reviews

I had fond memories of the cartoon, but realised that I'd never actually seen the movie.

This is a perfecly silly, intentionally cheesy, 80's classic. The premis is so silly and everyone involved (especially Clooney) is so obviously just having FUN making it that the humour is just utterly infections.

The knowing looks at the camera. The exaggerated dramatics. The tomoato transformation effects. FT!!!!

I LOVE this movie and heartily recommend it as a classic "B" movie.

You cannot beat this film for a silly giggle. All those po faced people who claim its not amusing need a humour transplant.

all together now.. (sings) "When Big breastd giiiiiiirllllllllS, go down to tthe beach....!"


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