ROTKT

They were out for blood, and rotten to the core. Now they’re back …

10 years after the Great Tomato War, a complacent America is “ripe for the pickin”. Misanthropic Dr. Mortimer Gangreen (John Astin) has turned a bushel of Killer Tomatoes® into an army of muscle bound Supermen, ready to take on the world!

He has also created lovely Tara (Karen Mistal), one hot tomato. Programmed to do his bidding, complications arise when she falls in love with Chad Finletter (Anthony Starke), the nephew of Tomato War hero Wilbur Finletter (“Rock” Peace, reprising his unforgettable performance in the first film.)

Provoking Gangreen’s rage, Tara escapes with Fuzzy Tomato (“FT” for short — and he is short), an utterly cute, cuddly, and fearless merchandising bonanza. They appear quite unexpectedly at Chad’s place, and complications ensue.

Chad’s roommate, Matt Stevens (George Clooney), soon notices something “unusual” about Tara…maybe it’s the plant food she consumes daily, or perhaps her propensity for turning into a tomato at the strangest times. Nevertheless, true love will conquer all (if Gangreen doesn’t conquer the world first!)

Unfortunately, just when things get going, the low-budget movie runs out of funds. At Matt’s suggestion, crass commercialism becomes the key to salvation, and the remainder of the film is filled with shameless product plugs (Gangreen looks great in a Pepsi labcoat.)

Alas, Tara is kidnapped by Igor (Steve Lundquist), Gangreen’s none-too-bright Yuppie henchman. Attempting to rescue her, Chad and Matt fall into Gangreen’s hands. Just seconds away from a fate worse than ketchup, they are dramatically rescued by Wilbur!

But what of Tara? And FT? (Not to mention the planet!) Will Gangreen prevail in his mad scheme? (Pepsi hopes so.)

  • Screams

    81%
  • Laughs

    72%
  • Ground Breaking Science

    80%
  • Clooney

    100%

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Matt Stevens

George Clooney

Try as we might, we couldn’t find any info on this guy. His name is “George Clooney.” If you have any information on whatever happened to him, please contact us!

Sam Smith

Frank Davis

Disguise expert Sam Smith (seen here as the Lone Ranger) brought a “Bondian” dimension to the movie. Not as old as Sean Connery, but more versatile, his thespian talents have never been replicated. The role was played by Frank Davis, after Gary Smith (no relation to Sam) originated it in Attack of the Killer Tomatoes®.

Matt’s Playmate

Teri Weigel

Teri Weigel’s scene with George Clooney presaged the star status awaiting both–George with his clothes on (mostly), Teri au natural. The former Playboy Playmate is now the Queen of Hardcore–and ‘ol Hef somehow forgets to tout her with all his other “girls next door.” Teri’s intimate scene with George required 87 takes (Director’s prerogative), and the presence of every guy in the crew. George, a trooper, did not complain.

Igor

Steve Lundquist

Steve Lundquist originated the role of Igor, Gangreen’s obnoxious assistant. He got the part over Ted McGinley, who later went on to fame and fortune as Al Bundy’s obnoxious next door neighbor. In his spare time, Steve won three gold medals at the ’84 Olympics. His defining “Killer Tomato® moment” came in Paris during a break in the shooting of Killer Tomatoes® Eat France. He was suddenly attacked on the street by a crazy French pedestrian; the fact that Steve was dressed as Louis XVI only added to the interest. The fisticuffs were quick and decisive–USA 1, Frogs zip! Don’t mess with Lunk!

Tara Boumdeay

Karen M. Waldron (as Karen Mistal)

Whoa! Tomato babe! One of the great things about making movies is the fact that you get to work with incredible women. Karen Mistal went on to star in “Cannibal Women In the Avocado Jungle of Death (aka Jungle Heat)” or something like that, proving once again that Killer Tomatoes® is a guaranteed launch pad to stardom.

Chad Finletter

Anthony Starke

Like Sam Smith, actor Anthony Starke brought a James Bond connection to Tomatoes…or, actually, it was the other way around, as he followed up RKT with “License to Kill,” Timothy Dalton’s first go-round as the worthy successor to George Lazenby. Alas, Tony got killed halfway through the movie. He later got dumped by Brooke Shields in the opening episode of “Suddenly Susan,” but rebounded to win the French Open in ’99. Way to go, Tony!

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Directed by

John De Bello

Writing credits

Written by Stephen F. Andrich, John De Bello, Costa Dillon and J. Stephen Peace

Cast

Anthony Starke…Chad Finletter
George Clooney…Matt Stevens
Karen M. Waldron…Tara Boumdeay (as Karen Mistal)
Steve Lundquist…Igor
John Astin…Professor Gangreen
Charlie Jones…TV Sportscaster
J. Stephen Peace…Wilbur Finletter (as Rock Peace)
Michael Villani…Bob Downs (as Mike Villani)
Frank Davis…Sam Smith
Harvey Weber…Sid
John De Bello…Charles White / Director
Ian Hutton…Greg Colburn
Gordon Howard…Pizza Customer
Rick Rockwell…Jim Richardson / Tomato DealerCosta Dillon…Prison Guard / Man in parking lot / SAG representative / Product placement customer / Reporter (as C.J. ‘Clark’ Dillon)
Mark Wenzel … Mime
Spike Sorrentino… Store Owner
Devlin … Shopper
Alice Easy Squeezin’… Larry the Snake
John Ara Martin …Waiter

D.J. Sullivan… Mrs. Williams
Deborah Gates… Woman In parking lot
Chad Peace… Good Boy
Brett Peace… Better Boy
Clint Peace… Best Boy
Dave Adams… TV Evil Scientist
Teri Weigel… Matt’s Playmate
Debi Fares… Matt’s Tomato
Thom Owens…Referee
Deirdre Andrews … Reporter
Ron Trim… Reporter
Ka’imi Kuoha… Little Girl
Bruce Binkowski… Daddy
Mary M. Egan… Grandmother DeBello (as Mary Egan)
Barry Ratto … Tomato Man
Frank Orlett… Tomato Man
Michael Greene… Tomato Man
Patrick Bolanc… Tomato Man
Kevin B. Gross… Tomato Man
Shawn Stone … Tomato Man
Seth Kucha… Tomato Man (as Seth Kuoha)
Bruce Taylor…Tomato Man
Jerry L. Moats Jr….Tomato Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gary Condit … Pizzeria patron (uncredited)
Doug Ingold … Pizza Patron (uncredited)
Michael Joseph Pierce … Shopper (uncredited)
Abbie C. Solarez… Voice over (voice) (uncredited)
Carol Stoddard… Runner (uncredited)
John Streano… Restaurant Violin Player (uncredited)

Produced by

Lowell D. Blank ….line producer
J. Stephen Peace…. producer

Original Music by

Neal Fox
Rick Patterson

Cinematography by

Victor Lou
Stephen Welch(as Stephen Kent Welch)

Film Editing by

Stephen F. Andrich
John De Bello

Casting by

Samuel Warren

Production Design by

Costa Dillon

Art Direction by

Roger C. Ambrose(as Roger Ambrose)

Set Decoration by

Melinda Ritz

Makeup Department

Christie Beyer…. hair stylist
Christie Beyer…. makeup artist
Cheryl Voss …. makeup artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Maura McCoy …. second assistant director
Thom Owens …. first assistant director (as Thomas Owens)
Diane Weiss …. additional second assistant director

Art Department

Debbie Castaldi …. lead person
Pat Comfort …. set dresser
Michael Curtis …. property assistant
Margaret Hungerford …. lead person
Rod Stroup …. assistant art director
Brendan Walsh …. property master

Sound Department

Flavio ‘Paul’ Fabrini…. sound recordist (as Paul Fabbrini)
Martin Lopez…. sound designer
Bruce Maynes…. digital sound processing
Charles Maynes…. digital sound effects
Wayne Nakatsu…. assistant re-recording mixer
Michael ‘Boomer’ O’Brien…. boom operator
Thom Owens…. sound effects editor (as Thomas Owens)
Mark A. Rozett…. sound re-recording mixer (as Mark Rozett)

Special Effects by

Dean Andolsek…. special effects
Ron Coons…. special effects (as Ron L. Coons)
Gary Schnuckle…. special effects

Visual Effects by

Dave Osborne…. optical effects

Stunts

‘Tex’ Carrol…. stunts (as “Tex” Carroll)
Dave Caruthers…. stunts
Scot Conway…. stunts (as Scot “Gymkata” Conway)
Kevin B. Gross…. stunts
Ben Kahananui…. stunts
Seth Kucha…. stunts
Sam Alama Kuoha …. action coordinator
Sam Alama Kuoha …. stunt coordinator
Sam Alama Kuoha …. stunts
William Law …. stunts
Nic Lawson …. stunts
Chris Olson …. stunts
Kerry Sageman…. assistant action coordinator
Kerry Sageman…. stunts (as Kerry “Ironman” Sageman)
Susie Sanderson …. stunts (as Susie “Sweet Kicks” Sanderson)
Robert Toledo Jr….. stunts
Kelly Turner…. stunts (as Kelly “G.T.” Turner)
Greg Young…. assistant action coordinator
Greg Young…. stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

Stephen F. Andrich…. camera operator (as Steve Andrich)
Todd Appleman…. best boy electric
Steve Glynn …. key grip
Rick Grasser…. grip
Brian Kahn…. grip
Jim Kundig…. dolly grip
Michael Lambert …. first assistant camera
Michael Lapins …. gaffer
Victor Lou…. additional assistant camera
Victor Lou…. director of photography: second unit
Alexander Seligman…. second assistant camera
Alexander Seligman…. still photographer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Debbie Castaldi …. wardrobe
Tiff Winton …. costumer (as Tiffanie Winton)

Editorial Department

Beth Accomando…. associate editor
Marci Bretts…. first assistant editor
James Carter…. color timer (as Jim Carter)
Michael McCann…. negative cutter (as Mike McCann)
David Block …. colorist (uncredited)

Music Department

John De Bello…. music editor
Dan Milner…. music coordinator

Transportation Department

Ron Trim…. transportation captain

Other crew

Janet Backer…. production secretary
Meryl Burns …. production assistant
David Craven…. production supporter
Julianne Creighton…. script supervisor
Chuck S. Diehl…. video production (as Chuck Diehl)
Liz W. Garcia…. production assistant
Betty Harris…. talent coordinator
Michael Hess…. floor runner
Bettie King …. studio teacher
David Littleton …. production supporter
Martin Lopez…. location manager
Joe Quarrtuccio …. caterer: Personal Touch Catering
Vanessa Quarrtuccio …. caterer: Personal Touch Catering
Beth Reno…. production accountant
Misty Roberts…. assistant: J.S. Peace
Ms. Shepard …. assistant: John De Bello
Bruce Vierheller…. first aid
special thanks to Jim Ladd