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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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$5,000,000, 31 December 1988
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Sound Mix:

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

Chad Finletter: The girl of my dreams is a vegetable!
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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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References Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962) See more »

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Who Did It?
Written and Performed by Ron Walz, Neal Fox and Rick Patterson
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Cult Classic Continues...
9 April 2001 | by overkill-6See all my reviews

...excuse the excessive alliteration. A sequel (of sorts, though they change the entire plot) to the original "Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes," this film absolutely screams "80's"...the music especially. That said, sure, it's silly, it's plot-deficient, it's over-acted...but it's SUPPOSED to be! The movie constantly makes fun of itself as it runs. ("Hey, has there been a chase scene in this movie yet?")

A young, big-haired George Clooney delivers dozens of one-liners perfectly [this is not a big surprise, actually], the visual jokes are a riot (the overdone "product placement" is brilliant, especially considering its juxtaposition with the completely silly "fight scene" featuring cowboys, ninjas, bikers, and a really bad impersonation of Muamar Ghadafi), John Astin's totally-over-the-top "evil doctor" character is so deliberately bad it's good, the little sideline parodies are excellent (Oliver North Federal Prison? Full Contact America's Cup Yachting?)...good stuff all around.

Oh yes, and it's also one of the very few films to feature the gorgeous Karen Mistal. (I've spent some time trying to figure out what she supposedly did with a lawnchair, six milk bottles, and a tuning fork...)

It also features a quick cameo by lingerie-clad Teri Weigel, who went on to star in quite a few other movies...though most of them aren't exactly rated "PG," if you catch my drift.


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