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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)

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A group of scientists band together to save the world from mutated killer tomatoes.

Director:

John De Bello
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Miller David Miller ... Mason Dixon
George Wilson George Wilson ... Jim Richardson
Sharon Taylor Sharon Taylor ... Lois Fairchild
J. Stephen Peace J. Stephen Peace ... Lt. Wilbur Finletter (as Rock Peace)
Ernie Meyers Ernie Meyers ... The President
Eric Christmas ... Senator Polk
Ron Shapiro Ron Shapiro ... Newspaper Editor
Al Sklar Al Sklar ... Ted Swann
Jerrold Anderson Jerrold Anderson ... Major Mills (as Jerry Anderson)
Don Birch Don Birch ... Old Man
Tom Coleman Tom Coleman ... Singing Soldier
Art K. Koustik Art K. Koustik ... FIA Director (as Art Koustik)
Jack Nolen Jack Nolen ... Senator McKinley
Paul Oya Paul Oya ... Dr. Nokitofa
John Qualls John Qualls ... Captain
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Storyline

After a wave of reports of mysterious attacks involving people and pets being eaten by the traditionally docile fruit, a special government task force is set up to investigate the violent fruit and put a stop to their murderous spree. Included in this crack team are a lieutenant who never goes anywhere without his parachute, an underwater expert who's never out of his scuba gear, and a master of disguise who conceals his appearance by dressing as a black Adolf Hitler. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

KT Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El ataque de los tomates asesinos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

J. Stephen Peace did all of his own stunts. Moreover, Peace had a wooden board on wheels placed under his stomach for the scene in which he's dragged down the street by a car. See more »

Quotes

Wilbur Finletter: My God! It's Adolf Hitler!
Mason Dixon: This is Sam Smith. He's our undercover expert. He's only disguised as Adolf Hitler.
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Crazy Credits

The crowd at the Stadium is credited as Every Screwball in San Diego county See more »

Alternate Versions

The director's cut features a mockumentary called "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! Director's Cut: A Masterpiece Restored" on the restoration and the making of the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Zarazhenie 2 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

TOMATO STOMP
Music by Paul Sundfor and Gordon Goodwin
Lyrics by Costa Dillon, John De Bello and J. Stephen Peace
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Hilarious In Places
13 October 1999 | by nycovom1See all my reviews

This film was perhaps THE big low-budget/cult/parody flick in its time. While it doesn't create belly laughs from start to finish, it does have some truly hilarious moments. My favorite scene has dozens of tomatoes just floating in a lake, attacking some unsuspecting summer-campers(believe me, you'll positively crack up when you see the underwater footage!). Also, watch for the sequence in which grown men blast with shotguns tomatoes that were obviously rolled at them off-camera.


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