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The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989)

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The Toxic Avenger is tricked into traveling to Tokyo to search for his estranged father, leaving Tromaville open to complete domination by an evil corporation.

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Lloyd Kaufman (story), Gay Partington Terry (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Fazio Ron Fazio ... The Toxic Avenger / Apocalypse Inc. Executive
John Altamura ... The Toxic Avenger
Phoebe Legere ... Claire
Rick Collins ... Apocalypse Inc. Chairman
Rikiya Yasuoka ... Big Mac Bunko
Tsutomu Sekine Tsutomu Sekine ... Announcer
Mayako Katsuragi Mayako Katsuragi ... Masami
Shinoburyû Shinoburyû ... Shôchikuyama (as Shinoburyu)
Lisa Gaye Lisa Gaye ... Malfaire
Jessica Dublin ... Mrs. Junko
Jack Cooper Jack Cooper ... Big Mac Junko
Erika Schickel Erika Schickel ... Psychiatrist
Bonnie Garvin Bonnie Garvin ... Bad Girl
Karen King Karen King ... Bad Girl
Didi Mancuso Didi Mancuso ... Bad Girl
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Storyline

The Toxic Avenger is lured to Tokyo, Japan by the evil corporation Apocalypse Inc. So while the Toxic Avenger is fighting crime in Tokyo, Apocalypse Inc. spread evil in Tromaville. Written by Henrik Madsen <henrikm@daimi.aau.dk>

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Taglines:

Tackling Toxic Troubles from Tromaville to Tokyo! See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese | Russian

Release Date:

24 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Toxic Avenger Part II See more »

Filming Locations:

Croton-on-Hudson, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,950, 26 February 1989

Gross USA:

$792,966

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$792,966
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Toxie squashes a man's nose into a taiyaki was the first idea that Lloyd Kaufman came up with for the sequel, during his visit to Tokyo to promote his first film, The Toxic Avenger (1984). See more »

Goofs

When Toxie is about to pop out of the water, the swimmers change between shots. See more »

Quotes

The Toxic Avenger: Finally... my search is over. Ooohhh... he looks like a big teddy bear, I love him already.
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[...] Any unauthorized duplication, distribution or exhibition of this photoplay is a very naughty thing to do. See more »

Alternate Versions

Original UK video releases were cut by 1 min 7 secs by the BBFC to remove shots of improvised illegal weapons. In this case 2 fish used as nunchakus and a starfish used as a throwing star. The cuts were fully restored in the longer and re-edited 2004 Hollywood DVD release. See more »

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Referenced in The Big Hit (1998) See more »

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It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing
Composed by Duke Ellington and Irving Mills
Published by Filmtrax PLC / Belwin Mills Music Publishing Corp.
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Victim of Troma's poor marketing decisions
19 December 2005 | by TaketsuoSee all my reviews

Toxic Avenger part II receives a lot of flak from reviewers, and I am not surprised: Troma, in their foolishness, decided to sell the R-rated version on DVD with cover boasting an unrated cut. Ignorant consumers naturally thought this WAS the unrated cut, which is but a pile of forgettable dross with all the gleeful violence and nudity cut out by the MPAA. (and most inexplainably of all, the fate of the Japanese thug girl is completely removed, which doesn't contain any hardcore violence in the first place!) Unfortunately (or fortunately, rather) I have only heard about the notorious censored version, as I myself got the Tox Box which contained the TRUE unrated cut, and trust me when I say that it is almost on par with the first movie. The first film was a huge hit in Japan, and Troma received additional sponsorship from that very country, which is why they went there to make their film. Naturally, the plot to get Toxie to Japan is absolutely ridiculous, but that's Troma for you.

Personally, I rate this film actually higher than the first, mostly because of the much higher production values which do indeed show: gone are the pumpkin-head children and cheap gore effects, as this time we see some genuine splatter, such as a man being squeezed to death in a wheelchair, literally causing him to spill his guts...or a man being chopped up by a very distracted fish marketer!


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