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The Toxic Avenger (1984)

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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The Toxic Avenger (as Mitchell Cohen)
Jennifer Babtist ...
Wanda (as Jennifer Baptist)
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Gary Schneider ...
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Mayor Peter Belgoody (as Pat Ryan Jr.)
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Walter Harris
David Weiss ...
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Leroy (as Pat Kilpatrick)
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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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Patrick Kilpatrick, who played Leroy (the face-painted criminal at the Mexican restaurant), quit the film after having to point a shotgun at a baby. See more »

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During the Mexican Place scene, Toxie throws away one of the mobs in the kitchen. When he lands, he's covered in tortilla chips. In the next shot, he's covered in taco shells. See more »

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Mayor's assistant: Gruesome ha? Have you met my mother in law? Now that's gruesome!
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Kick Ass Troma film!
8 September 2007 | by 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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