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Toxic (2008)

R | | Drama, Thriller | 8 July 2008 (USA)
The lives of a nightclub owner, a crime boss, a stripper, a bartender, two hitmen, a prostitute and a psychic take a turn for the worse when they are trapped in an escaped mental patient's sinister path of madness and destruction.

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Alan Pao
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Ward ... Michelle
Corey Large ... Sid
Master P ... Angel
Marcus Shultz Marcus Shultz ... Officer
Dominique Swain ... Nadia
Charity Shea ... Lucille
Danny Trejo ... Antoine
Costas Mandylor ... Steve
Tom Sizemore ... Van Sant
Paul Johansson ... Gus
Bai Ling ... Lena
Lochlyn Munro ... R.M.
Steven Bauer ... Conrad
Cerina Vincent ... Malvi
Nick Chinlund ... Rob Deluca
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The lives of a nightclub owner, a crime boss, a stripper, a bartender, two hitmen, a prostitute and a psychic take a turn for the worse when they are trapped in an escaped mental patient's sinister path of madness and destruction.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One girl... One curse... Seventeen bodies.

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some violence, sexual content/nudity, and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amaldiçoada See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$3,800,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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References Ghost (1990) See more »

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Burning Down
Written by Phillip Broste and Bob J. Quinn
Performed by Hollywood Trash
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Incoherent Unwatchable Junk
16 June 2009 | by Bill357See all my reviews

The description on the back of the DVD box is a bold faced lie! This is not a high octane thriller. It's about as high octane as tap water and about as thrilling as watching paint dry. There's no murderous rampage by a beautiful mental patient either. The character they are referring to spends the entire movie doing next to nothing.

The only good thing I have to say about Toxic is that I enjoyed the color scheme and lighting. Everything else about it is bad.

The director (apparently from the Quentin Tarantino school of film) is entirely too busy showing off to actually entertain his audience, replacing storytelling and plot with silly camera moves and script contrivances.

Speaking of story and plot, there hardly isn't any worth mentioning, just too many characters (some of which are pointless) doing lots of mundane things centered around a sleazy strip club.

The cast consists of a bunch of wasted cameos by various character actors and at least one each of rapper and porn star, who's collective performances are about as memorable as your first birthday.


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