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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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It'll leave a bad paste in your mouth. See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$5,000,000, 31 December 1988
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Runtime:

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Just before Wilbur starts the flashback in his pizza shop, a newspaper clipping on the wall behind him praises Wilbur. See more »

Goofs

As Chad talks to the Fuzzy Tomato, the clock says 1:52 am. The scene cuts to a close-up of the Fuzzy Tomato, and the clock says 2:10 am. When the camera moves back to Chad, the clock says 1:53 am. The very end of the scene, the clock says 2:13 am. See more »

Quotes

Shopper: Valerian root powder!
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Crazy Credits

Costa Dillon, who plays several characters, is credited as C.J. "Clark" Dillon for the first few, and then as "Dillon again, who else" and "Guess who?" See more »

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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Big Breasted Girls Go To The Beach And Take Their Tops Off
Written and Performed by Rick Patterson and Neal Fox
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one of my best b-movie ever seen
18 June 2001 | by eigil707See all my reviews

ok, this is a b-movie, and there is best to see, but this one has something peculiar, between a monty python's "stupidity", and the american way of filming...

you know that's gonna be plotless, but you see that the crew really enjoyed making this movie with an accurate sense of causticity. there are plenty of allusions(ex: rob lowe, bikini girls...)

its construction shows self-criticism, their play is really dumb, but it has a way of making it for pleasure. it has a lot of funny innuendos. its the best films of the serie...

this film is considered as a cult, in its way, like the "horror picture show', and you'll understand afterwards why clooney likes to play the clown, when you see his filmography..but he's not just the only interesting actor of this movie ( ;o) )

the best thing is to see it with friends and drinks & foods (try to make a pizza without tomatoes but with pineapples & tunafish).

enjoy! :-p


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