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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

  • Action
  • Comedy
  • 1978
  • John DeBello
  • 83 mins
  • PG

Summary

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

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Review

A star rating of 1 out of 5.

Behind an irresistible title lurks one of the worst movies ever made. Deliberately planned as a bad movie from the start, the fact that director John DeBello totally achieves his aim is the only good thing to say about this dire spoof, in which giant tomatoes rampage through San Diego to avenge fruit mistreatment. It's all downhill after the fun title song, as intentionally awful special effects (the tomatoes are beach balls), ludicrous dialogue and low camp turns this parody of monster movies into a mind-numbing splatter bore. Still, it did spawn three sequels (one of which starred George Clooney) and a television cartoon show.

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Credits

Cast

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Mason DixonDavid Miller (2)
Jim RichardsonGeorge Wilson
Lois FairchildSharon Taylor (1)
Agricultural officialJack Riley
Wilbur FinletterRock Peace
Senator PolkEric Christmas
Ted SwanAl Sklar
PresidentErnie Meyers
Newspaper editorRon Shapiro

Crew

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DirectorJohn DeBello

Details

Languages
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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