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Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! (1991)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 14 November 1991 (USA)
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

Writers:

John De Bello, Costa Dillon (as Constantine Dillon) | 1 more credit »
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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 ... Self
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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When good vegetables go bad! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The end of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978) shows the beginnings of a carrot uprising. At the end of this Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988), two carrots with machine guns are in the final scene of the film. This continued through the rest of the series. See more »

Quotes

[to Kennedi, who is about to be eaten by the killer tomatoes]
Jeronahew: Your research grant has just been permanently cancelled.
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Crazy Credits

ASPCT Approved: No friendly tomatoes were injured during the production of this motion picture. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) See more »

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Meat Street
Written by Neal Fox
Performed by Neal Fox
©1990 Foxalot Music (BMI)
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Things that Go "splut" in the Night
14 December 2009 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Say what you want about the "Killer Tomato" flicks, but this particular entry does contain one of the better and more beautiful homage sequences to classic horror milestones that I've seen in a long, long time. There's a wondrous scene that spoofs/tributes "Jaws", "Psycho" and "The Omen" all at the same time. During a virulent tomato attack in the shower, both the uncomfortable tune of "Jaws" and the satanic music of "The Omen" can be heard. Very pleasant regardless of how stupid it sounds and looks.

I seem to be watching the "Killer Tomato" franchise in reversed order. The fourth and thus far final episode "Killer Tomatoes Eat France" was the first film I watched – and admittedly quite liked – and this second sequel (the one NOT starring George Clooney in an early embarrassing role) is also my second acquaintance. This time, the killer tomatoes and their wacky master Dr. Gangrene are back. The crazed maniacal scientist now even hosts a TV talk show and fiendishly plots to take over the world via subliminal brainwash messages. The only people who are able to stop him are the sport-addicted detective Wilbur Finletter, who denies the existence of killer tomatoes, and the sexy female "tomatologist" Kennedi Johnson. Like with "Killer Tomatoes Eat France", the film relies on a handful of downright hilarious situations and genuinely clever gags, but the overall wholesome of the script is plot-free and juvenile. Personally, I find it very amusing to watch tomatoes wearing tiny little Jason Voorhees hockey masks or ninja outfits, but obviously you can't really refer to it as being a good film. John Astin obviously enjoys himself very much, as he purposely aims his over-the-top evil laughs directly into the camera and combs his longish hair in such a wild and unmannered style that he looks even more deranged. I guess it's because movies like this one that some brainiac invented the term "guilty pleasure".


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1991 (USA) See more »

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