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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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It'll leave a bad paste in your mouth. See more »

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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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Gross USA:

$5,000,000
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Steve Lundquist (Igor) appears in a Vidal Sassoon ad in the issue of Playboy George Clooney holds up. 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 »

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Chad Finletter: The girl of my dreams is a vegetable!
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All events, persons and vegetables portrayed are fictional. Any similarity to persons or vegetables living or dead is purely coincidental. See more »


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Love Theme From Return of the Killer Tomatoes
Written and Performed by Rick Patterson and Neal Fox
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Return of the Killer Tomatoes!: Misses its mark but still entertains
29 September 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

1978's Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes was an unexpected cult gem that despite looking ridiculous actually managed to entertain with it's Naked Gun (1988) style humour.

With the sequel set a decade later and following on from the events of the first I expected more of the same so was disheartened to see they had gone in a different direction.

The style of humour is the same though not as quickfire, but the content simply isn't Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes! Instead of rampaging killer vegetables we instead have a sinister plot that involves Tomatoes in human form.

Starring the original Gomez Adams John Astin and a young George Clooney this silly but still likable comedy doesn't provide the laughs alike the original but still has enough about it to be entertaining.

You may have to wade through some unfunny stuff to get to them but the jokes are there and most are delivered by Clooney who demonstrates once again that he has a natural affinity for comedy.

It's hard to believe this franchise was born at all let alone that it spawned 4 movies across 3 decades and even a television show!

The Good:

George Clooney is hilarious

The Bad:

Doesn't have the novelty value or charm as the original

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Big Breasted Girls Go To The Beach should have been a real film

Anchovies go great on pizza with gummy bears

Rasberry Jam Calzone should be a thing

A teddy bear yelling rape is one of the most traumatising sounds imaginable

I want a FT doll

If the movie was remade the confederate flag would probably not be on the good guys uniform

Big Breasted Tomatoes go to the beach and take their tops off should also have been a real film


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