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Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! (1991)

Professor Gangreen attempts to brainwash the world; a police assistant and a tomatologist team up to stop him.

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John De Bello

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John De Bello, Costa Dillon (as Constantine Dillon) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Debi Fares Debi Fares ... Woman Victim (as Debra Fares)
Rick Rockwell Rick Rockwell ... Lance Boyle
John Witherspoon ... Evan Rood
John Astin ... Jeronahew / Professor Mortimer Gangreen
Crystal Carson ... Kennedi Johnson
J. Stephen Peace J. Stephen Peace ... Captain Wilbur Finletter (as Rock Peace)
Steve Lundquist Steve Lundquist ... Igor
Zollo Cortez Zollo Cortez ... Mr. & Mrs. America
John De Bello ... Charles White
Thomas W. Ashworth ... Armored Car Driver (as Tom Ashworth)
Cal Worthington Cal Worthington ... Himself
Robin Abb Robin Abb ... Betty Won't, Journalist
Lane Post Lane Post ... Man on Street
'Squeeze' Del Monte 'Squeeze' Del Monte ... Maurice, Tomato
'Seedy' Heinz 'Seedy' Heinz ... Leo, Tomato
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Storyline

Police assitant Boyle along with tomatologist Kennedi Johnson look into investigations about Killer Tomato attacks, and discover Gangrene plans to brainwash people via TV talk shows to take over the world! Will Gangrene be stopped? Will Johnson become part of a Bacon, Lettuce and Human sandwich? Written by Luke Bannon

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Official Sites:

KT Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A gyilkos paradicsomok visszavágnak See more »

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Production Co:

Four Square Productions See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Originally announced in_ Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988)_, "...Eat France!" was intended to be the second sequel in the series, the third film later became Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! (1991). But that wasn't the case with Killer Tomatoes Eat France! (1992) being filmed last. See more »

Quotes

[Kennedi is held captive on a talk show's set]
Jeronahew: And our other guest is a current hostage. We're not going to reveal her name to you right now; we'll wait to see if you can guess who she is by the end of the program.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credts, the "Postmovie show" plays, with Charlie Jones interviewing Rick Rockwell, Crystal Carson, "Rock" Peace and John DeBello, and Charles White interviewing Prof. Gangreene and Igor. See more »

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Followed by Killer Tomatoes Eat France! (1992) See more »

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Sucker for a Pretty Face
Written by Shockadelik
Performed by Shockadelik
©1990 Shockadelic (ASCAP)
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It tries so hard, but fails so miserably
12 April 2002 | by MattiasSee all my reviews

As far as I can see, this third installment is basically more of the same. This time it is detective Lance Boyle teaming up with babe scientist Kennedi Johnson to fight the vile vegetables. It is also a sendup of tabloid television and trash talkshows. I guess you shouldn't expect much of credibility from a movie about killer tomatoes, but I guess this is as credible as the intended market, 10-14 year olds, need.

The movie tries to play in the same league as Loaded Weapon or Naked Gun police spoofs, but just like the Police Academy sequels, it doesn't have the budget to go through with it. This kind of movies needs at least one joke a minute - as a minimum. The movie has a few good jokes but not nearly enough. Dr. Gangreen's hideout looks cheap, the water in the piranha tank is dyed black since there no piranhas and, most important, it is filled with second-rate actors. Neither Rick Rockwell or Crystal Carson had much experience before - or has had much since, at least as far as feature films are concerned. (Rick Rockwell is now, well, famous as the millionaire in 'Who wants to marry a millionaire?') And some scenes are superfluous, like Lance Boyle visiting the zoo or the irate guy at the bank.

If you like horror movies and the Police Academy series, you will love this. Otherwise, spend some time benefiting humanity instead.


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