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Killer Tomatoes Eat France

Killer Tomatoes Eat France! is a 1991 film released as the third sequel to Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. The film was planned to be the third in the Series according to Return of the Killer Tomatoes, but was replaced as the third film by Killer Tomatoes Strike Back. It has so far been the last movie in the Killer Tomatoes series.

Plot

Dr. Mortimer Gangreen (John Astin) has set up a base at Igor's Really Big Castle outside Paris, France, and is still bent on global domination. Using his Killer Tomatoes, Gangreen plans to stage a second French revolution according to an old prophecy written by Nicodemus, in which the king of France (Louis XVII) will return to claim the throne. The only image of Louis XVII shows that he bears a close resemblance to Igor (Steve Lundquist), and Gangreen plans to use this to his advantage.

The heroes of the film are a has-been TV actor (Marc Price) and Marie, the French girl he meets and falls in love with (Angela Visser).

As the Killer Tomatoes begin their attack on France, hoping to reach the outskirts of Paris,the true King returns, and faces a showdown with Igor as to who shall rightly become king. Needless to say, with the help of the heroes, Louis triumphs, and Gangreen escapes in a tomato-shaped hot-air balloon, planning revenge and swearing to return.

The film hams up French stereotypes (such as an exaggerated French accent), however interestingly it appears to condone the actions of French Monarchist groups like Nouvelle Action Royaliste. There are several people being shown attempting to prove themselves as the true Queen of France, and the female lead is heard saying: "The French Revolution was a big mistake."

The characters of Zoltan, Kethuck and Viper are borrowed from Attack of the Killer Tomatoes: The Animated Series, but are given completely different appearances. Zoltan was redesigned with an eyepatch and various stitching over his body, Ketchuck simly became a Larry Fine character and was no longer drooling and obese like his cartoon counterpart, and Viper was based on a similar character, Fang, another snake-based tomato.

Differences from other Killer Tomatoes movies

A few things in this movie were different than what happened in the first three Killer Tomatoes movies. Most notable is the fact that the tomatoes speak English this time, whereas in all other movies it was proven they had their own language. Additionally, vegetables and fruits were shown to be sentient without Gangreen's help, whereas it was only via Gangreen's experiments that they were shown to become sentient.

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