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Melvin is a social misfit who works in the Tromaville Health Club. He is always suffering the abuse of two bullies and their respective girlfriends and the four are also murderers. But all the abuse is going to end when Melvin accidentally falls into some barrels with toxic material. Now he is "The Toxic Avenger" and soon he will be the hero of Tromaville and a menace to the corrupt mayor.
Not all monsters are scary to people. Not if it's one fighting crime in the Garden State.
Also Known As:
Health Club Hero
Health Club Horror
Title: Toxic Avenger, The
Release Date: May , 1984
Runtime: 87 mins
All Genres: Action, Comedy, Horror
IMDB Rating: 5.8
Brimstone Pit Rating: 6.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With T
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Andree Maranda ...Sara
Mitch Cohen ...The Toxic Avenger (as Mitchell Cohen)
Jennifer Prichard ...Wanda (as Jennifer Babtist)
Cindy Manion ...Julie
Robert Prichard ...Slug
Gary Schneider ...Bozo
Pat Ryan ...Mayor Peter Belgoody (as Pat Ryan Jr.)
Mark Torgl ...Melvin Junko
Dick Martinsen ...Officer O'Clancy
Chris Liano ...Walter Harris
Dan Snow ...Cigar Face
Doug Isbecque ...Knuckles
Charles Lee Jr. ...Nipples
Xavier Barquet ...Man Killed In Mexican Restaurant
Patrick Kilpatrick ...Leroy (as Pat Kilpatrick)
Larry Sulton ...Frank
Michael Russo ...Rico (as Mike Russo)
Norma Pratt ...Mrs. Haskell
Andrew Craig ...Fred
Ryan Sexton ...Johnny
Sarabel Levinson ...Melvin's Mom
Al Pia ...Tom Wrightson
Reuben Guss ...Dr. Snodburger
Kenneth Kessler ...The Toxic Avenger (voice)
Barbara Gurskey ...Barbie (as Barbara J. Gurskey)
Donna Winter ...Mayor's Secretary
Mary Ellen David ...Woman Whose Car Gets Stolen
Dennis Souder ...Drug Dealer
Joe Zarro ...Mr. Wilson
William Christopher Weiss ...Body Builder
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Gay Partington Terry
The Toxic Avenger Horror Film Trailer 1
"BASEMENT CHASE TRANSFORMATION"
"NOTHING AT ALL"
"IS THIS LOVE"
"LAY IT ON THE LINE"
More Movie Taglines:
- Not all monsters are scary to people. Not if it's one fighting crime in the Garden State.
- Criminals, beware of the Toxic Avenger. He will kick your butt HARD!!
- He'll go from cleaning nerd to cleaning crime-fighter.
- "Melvin was a 90lb. weakling until nuclear waste transformed him into..." [The Toxic Avenger]
- The first Super-Hero... from New Jersey!
- He was 98 lbs. of solid nerd until he became...
- [Cigar Face is counting money, while Knuckles is counting out loud] Knuckles: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Cigar Face: When we lay this wad on O'Clancy, the boss is going to have him by the balls. Nipples: I don't think O'Clancy will take the money. Everyone says he's a honest cop. Knuckles: He don't take the dough, I'm going to give him a blow.
Cigar Face: Honest cops are all alike. A bunch of fucking faggots.
Cigar Face: I owe you for the other night monster faggot. So now we're going to give you six new assholes. Compliments of me Cigar Face.
The Toxic Avenger: You fat slob. Let's see if you've got any guts. [Toxie then punches the mayor in the stomach and rips out his guts] The Toxic Avenger: Officer O'Clancy, take care of this toxic waste.
Bruce: I heard that the monster is soooo big. Chauncey: Well I bet he's got his eye on ME! Bruce: For your information, everyone knows monsters prefer blondes.
- Jennifer Prichard and Robert Prichard fell in love on the set and got married.
Look for future Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei as an extra (coming out of a shower).
The violent-looking crushing of a child's head in the movie was accomplished by injecting a melon with corn syrup and red food dye. A wig was placed on the melon and it was fitted onto a dummy. Though cheap, the effect is highly unsettling.
The scene where the seeing eye dog gets shot received the most complaints by Troma up to that time.
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.
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