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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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Cast

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

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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22 April 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Return of the Killer Tomatoes: The Sequel  »

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$5,000,000, 31 December 1988
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Trivia

The opening song lyrics reveal that Herman Farbage actually survived his tomato attacks and is starring in his very own TV show. 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

Professor Gangrene: My tomatoes can be made to look like anyone. A police chief, a congress man... the president himself! We... will... not... fail... AGAIN!
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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 »

Connections

Followed by Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! (1991) See more »

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Main Theme From Return of the Killer Tomatoes
Written by John De Bello and C.J. Dillon
Performed by Rick Patterson and Neal Fox
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A truly excellent comedic spoof.
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If you expect a serious movie you'll be massively disappointed. If, however you're expecting a comedic spoof that doesn't take itself (or it's prequel) seriously then you're in for a wild ride. It's almost worth watching just so you can admire George Clooney's 80's mullet. There's little plot, but instead there is a series of imaginative scenes which can really make you laugh (so long as you don't try and take the movie seriously). Heartily recommended.


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