The Toxic Avenger
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
The Toxic Avenger (1984, USA) is a Super Hero-Comedy film directed by Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman
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- Released in 1984 (NY) | 1986 (USA)
- Running Time: 87 min | 82 min (unrated) | 87 min | 78 min (R-rated)
- Production Co: Troma Entertainment
- Distribution Co: Troma Entertainment (1985) (USA) (theatrical) | Cinépix Film Properties (CFP) (1986) (Canada) (theatrical) | Eden (2013) (Japan) (theatrical) (restored version) | Filmmuseum Distributie (2010) (Netherlands) (theatrical) | Shochiku-Fuji Company (1987) (Japan) (theatrical)
- Directed by Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman (as Samuel Weil)
- Written by Lloyd Kaufman, Joe Ritter, Gay Partington Terry, Stuart Strutin
- Starring Andree Maranda, Mitch Cohen, Jennifer Prichard
- Produced by Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman, Stuart Strutin
- Cinematography by Lloyd Kaufman, James A. Lebovitz (as James London)
- Film Editing by Richard W. Haines
- Tromaville has a monstrous new hero. The Toxic Avenger is born when meek mop boy Melvin falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose
Also Known As
- Brazil - O Vingador Tóxico
- Spain - El vengador tóxico
- France - Toxic
- Hungary - A Toxikus Bosszúálló
- Poland - Toksyczny msciciel
- Serbia - Toksični osvetnik
- USA (working title) - Health Club
- USA (working title) - Health Club Hero
- USA (working title) - Health Club Horror
- Germany - Atomic Hero
- 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.
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