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)

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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!

    thanks for the memories.

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

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