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The Toxic Avenger (1984)

Unrated | | Action, Comedy, Horror | 11 April 1986 (USA)
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Tromaville has a monstrous new hero. The Toxic Avenger is born when meek mop boy Melvin falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andree Maranda ...
Sara
Mitch Cohen ...
The Toxic Avenger (as Mitchell Cohen)
Jennifer Babtist ...
Wanda (as Jennifer Baptist)
Cindy Manion ...
Julie
Robert Prichard ...
Slug
Gary Schneider ...
Bozo
Pat Ryan ...
Mayor Peter Belgoody (as Pat Ryan Jr.)
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Dick Martinsen ...
Officer O'Clancy
Chris Liano ...
Walter Harris
David Weiss ...
Chief of Police
Dan Snow ...
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Knuckles
Charles Lee Jr. ...
Nipples
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Leroy (as Pat Kilpatrick)
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Storyline

This is the story of Melvin, the Tromaville Health Club mop boy, who inadvertently and naively trusts the hedonistic, contemptuous and vain health club members, to the point of accidentally ending up in a vat of toxic waste. The devastating results then have a transmogrification effect, his alter ego is released, and the Toxic Avenger is born, to deadly and comical results. The local mop boy is now the local Superhero, the saviour of corruption, thuggish bullies and indifference. Troma classic with good make-up effects and stunts, a pleasant surprise indeed. Written by Cinema_Fan

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11 April 1986 (USA)  »

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$475,000 (estimated)
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While shooting in Shinbone Alley, a homeless man stole a prop gun from one of the trailers and threatened the crew. See more »

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Just before Melvin has sex with Sarah, Sarah's red dress straps fall down off of her shoulders, yet are back up in the next shot. See more »

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Leroy: All right everybody, drop your tacos or I'll blow your brains out.
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Kick Ass Troma film!
8 September 2007 | by (Canada(Montreal,Quebec)) – See all my reviews

Rated R for Strong Violence/Gore,Sexuality,Nudity and Language.

The Toxic Avenger is one of those "so bad its good" Troma made films.This is the only Troma film I have seen fully though I saw a bit of Class Of Nukem High.I saw this a while back on the channel Drive In Classics.The Toxic Avenger is a great movie.Yes it is cheaply made but it has a great mix of gore and comedy.The movie is about a geek who one day falls into a batch of toxic waste.He then becomes this deformed "superhero".He basically then fights crime while befriending a blind girl.The Toxic Avenger spawned three sequels, none of which I have seen.The Toxic Avenger is a great movie and if you like those entertaining "so bad its good" films, then I recommend it.


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