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Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes! (1978)
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08.04.08

Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes! (1978) 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 veggies 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.

Title: Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes!
Release Date: October , 1978
Runtime: 87 mins
Genre: Comedy
All Genres: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Musical
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 4.2
Brimstone Pit Rating: 5.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With A

MPAA Rating: PG

Director(s):
John De Bello

Cast:
David Miller ...Mason Dixon
George Wilson ...Jim Richardson
Sharon Taylor ...Lois Fairchild
J. Stephen Peace ...Lt. Wilbur Finletter (as Rock Peace)
Ernie Meyers ...The President
Eric Christmas ...Senator Polk
Ron Shapiro ...Newspaper editor
Al Sklar ...Ted Swann
Jerrold Anderson ...Major Mills (as Jerry Anderson)
Don Birch ...Old Man
Tom Coleman ...Singing Soldier
Art K. Koustik ...FIA Director (as Art Koustik)
Jack Nolen ...Senator McKinley
Paul Oya ...Dr. Nokitofa
John Qualls ...Captain
Alan Scharf ...Roberts
Gary Smith ...Sam Smith
Byron Teegarden ...Dr. Morrison
Doug Vernon ...Scientist
Dean Grell ...Miss Potato Famine of 1922
Jack Riley ...Salesman
Von Schauer ...Special Appearance
Cindy Charles ...Housewife
Joe Price ...Detective #1
Gordon Ross ...Detective #2
D. Wayne Cyphert ...Husband
Efemia Dillon ...Wife
Paul Abbot ...Sergeant
John De Bello ...Janitor / Charles White
Nigel Barber ...Guard at Gate

» [more cast members]

Producer(s):
Michael Bard Bayer
John De Bello
J. Stephen Peace
Mark L. Rosen

Writer(s):
John De Bello
Costa Dillon
J. Stephen Peace
Rick Rockwell

Composer(s):
Gordon Goodwin
Paul Sundfor




Trailer(s):
Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes! Horror Film Trailer 1

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"THEME FROM ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES"
"PUBERTY LOVE"
"THE MINDMAKER SONG"
"TOMATO STOMP"
"LOVE THEME FROM ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES"

Movie Quote(s):
  • News Announcer: And today the president closed the nation's last remaining submarine base at Groton, Connecticut. When asked why he had made the startling decision the president responded, "Those funny little black ships just keep sinking anyway."
  • Swan: We have to convince the little housewife out there that the tomato that ate the family pet is not dangerous!
  • Sam Smith: (he has infiltrated the tomatoes and is eating with them) "Hey, can somebody please pass the ketchup?"
  • Jim Richardson: Nobody is closer to power then the press secretary for the president. But it is never fully yours, it's dangling in front of you. Mocking your very existence. I WILL NOT BE MOCKED ANY LONGER!
  • Ted Swan: But he wants us to do that, AND make this appear to be a blessing in disguise? Now that's a challenge. Jim Richardson: The President does tend to expect the impossible... Ted Swan: You're not listening to me Richardson. I said it would be a CHALLENGE. Man was put on this earth to face challenges my boy. Jim Richardson: You can do it?
Movie Trivia:
  • The helicopter crash was unintentional. After being pulled from the wreck, Jack Riley and George Wilson ad-libbed the rest of the scene. The crash used up more of the budget than all other aspects of the film combined.
  • The song "Puberty Love" was performed by Matt Cameron, who would later go on to be the drummer for Soundgarden and Pearl Jam.
  • The giant ear muffs that the giant tomato at the end was wearing was actually 2 big bright green toilet seat covers.
  • Shot on Kodak 5247 negative stock - very unusual for a low budget film at the time. Most low budget films were shot on positive stock. The quality of the negative is one reason why many people thought the film cost more to make than it did.
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