Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Subj: Re: Sci-Fi Cinema #28 - Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)
Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 at 03:47:43 pm EDT (Viewed 58 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Sci-Fi Cinema #28 - Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)
Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 at 05:02:56 am EDT (Viewed 61 times)



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    It always felt like this movie probably started with the title then went from there. Lets put together a title so silly people will remember it (in the same "teenage mutant ninja turtle" would later). And the operatic theme song is the most memorable thing for me.

That's a likely possibility.


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    I was probably 5 or 6 when this came on tv so I thought it was brilliant. It was the right level of humor for that age. I still remember the scene (shown in the trailer) where the assassin tries to shoot the hero walking down the street but keeps hitting innocent bystanders. To a 5 year old, that is comedy gold.

I must have been 8 or 10 but I don't remember that scene. The only scene in the movie I really remembered was that they kill the tomatoes at the end by playing a bad bubblegum pop song and the final tomato is immune because he's wearing earmuffs, so Mason Dixon shows him the sheet music which kills him.


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    Shows how spotty my memory is. For some reason, I always thought John Belushi was the main character.

Seeing Finletter strut around with his pilot's gear totally reminded me of Belushi in 1941, another movie I should rewatch.


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    However, like the 3 stooges, I'm not sure if I want to revisit it by watching again. It cannot do anything but disappoint.

The Stooges never disappoint me!


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    thanks for the memories.

You're welcome, glad I'm not the only one.



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