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The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie (1989)

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Toxie finds he has nothing to do as a superhero, as he has ridden his city of evil. So he decides to go to work for a major corporation, which he discovers may be the evilest of all his adversaries.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Fazio ...
The Toxic Avenger / Apocalypse, Inc. Executive
John Altamura ...
Phoebe Legere ...
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Apocalypse, Inc. Chairman / The Devil
Lisa Gaye ...
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Tsutomu Sekine ...
Announcer
Michael J. Kaplan ...
Traci Mann ...
Snake Lady / Apprentice Bad Girl
Bonnie Garvin ...
Bad Girl
Karen King ...
Bad Girl
Dee Dee Mancuso ...
Bad Girl
Melissa Osborne ...
Bad Girl
Helen Wheels ...
Bad Girl
Raven Skye ...
Apprentice Bad Girl
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Picking up immediately after where 'Toxic Avenger Part 2' left off, after getting Apocolypse Inc. out of town, Toxie has nothing to do. He tries to get a job, but fails as a normal job is no place for a creature of superhuman size and strength. Until on day, Toxie is told that his blind girlfriend Claire, has a chance to see again, but it costs a lot of money. Then Toxie gets the opportunity to work as a spokesman for his enemy Apocolypse Inc. He says "yes" so he can get money for Claire. Not knowing what he was doing, Apocolypse Inc. takes over Tromaville and makes everyone slaves to work for them. After Claire's surgery, she opens up Toxie's eyes and he has too battle with The Devil himself so there will be a better future and a room for Toxic Avenger Part 4. Written by Tromaville SPEAKER

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24 November 1989 (USA)  »

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$363,561 (USA)
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Rick Collins said that during production, three child extras were scared of him in the Devil make up. When he convinced the first two children that it was only make up and even offered for them to feel it, they did and were no longer scared. However, when the third child tried to feel it, he did the Devil's scream and since then, he has admitted he felt bad about doing it. See more »

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The Chairman: Mr. Junko, we need someone charming, smart looking, good with people, to be the spokesman for our company and to help spread the good news of our policies.
Toxic Avenger: Just what are your policies?
The Chairman: Our policies, Mr Junko? Giving! That's our policy! Giving to the people what they want, giving to the people what they need. It's what I've always done best. But I know you're asking yourself, how? It's good sounding but how? By building. By growing. By taking towns like Tromaville and revitalising them into ...
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Fly Casting: Manny Mackeral Toxic Director of Business Affairs: David Greenspan Grunt Expert: Jack G. Swinney, Jr. Worm Trainer: Susan L. Kaufman White House Correspondent: Charles D. Kaufman Shakespearean Coach: Richard Lewin See more »

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Has it's moments, but mostly a dud
4 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What an unusual task it is to split a movie into two sequels. Recently this was done in adapting the final 'Harry Potter' book to film. But what if when you make a film, there's too much footage for just one? When Troma made 'The Toxic Avenger part II,' they ended up with around 4 hours of footage. To solve this dilemma, they decided to use some of it as a start for part III. Both were released the same year, but the end result was quite mixed. While II upped the ante in outrageousness, III mostly unfortunately lacks what makes it's predecessors such fun.

Pros: Cast gives it their all. Exciting score. Quite good special effects. Some really amusing bits and dialogue. Still enough goods for camp lovers. Strong opening and closing.

Cons: Virtually plot less. Pace drags a lot of the time. Too talky. Hasn't aged well. Could have used another trip to the editing room. Story is perhaps too straight forward this time.

Final thoughts: After the zany fun of part II, this is quite a letdown. Even Lloyd Kaufman was disappointed in how it turned out. Still recommended for those who enjoyed the first two, but don't go in with high expectations. Experimental filmmaking can be a wonderful thing, but in this case it didn't really work out. Too bad.

My rating: 2/5


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