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
Larry Sulton, who played Frank, only had one arm. During the scene at the Mexican restaurant, one can see that his right arm is a prosthetic; he never moves or uses it until Toxie rips it off. See more »
When Melvin dives out the window and into a vat of nuclear waste, you can clearly see him land on a black mattress in the reflection of a store window. See more »
Slug, are you sure no one will come in?
I paid Tony 15 bucks. He said the place is ours till tomorrow morning.
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USA Network's TV version that ran in the middle 1990s has at least two scenes not included in the Lightning Media/Video Treasures unrated VHS releases. One is a "pull my finger" gag that was cut. Another was a scene of Wanda and Julie showing up at the police station, complaining of what the Toxic Avenger did to them: cut hair or forced to sit on hot stones. See more »
Nothing at All
Performed by Mark Hoffman and Race
Written by Mark Hoffman and Dean Simmons
Produced by Tony Camillo for Marc Katz and Royal K Productions See more »
Troma's best to this day, I still believe. Actually, I haven't seen the vast majority of their movies, but this has got to be the one on top. I love this! Deservedly the companies' most widely recognized film, it can't be ignored for it's willingness to go ahead and do whatever the hell it wants! The acting is completely ridiculous, but when was the last time you had so much fun watching??? The effects are pretty good, nice and gooey in all the right parts....If you've got a special place in your heart for satire, or just like bad, goofy movies, this is the one to see. All the pieces fall into just the right places.
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