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The first film of the Toxic Avenger series.

110 minutes is the Director's prefered cut.

Released on video unrated.

Character actor Patrick Kilpatrick makes his screen debut.

Marisa Tomei appears as an extra in the film.

One of Troma's most profitable films.

A cartoon series The Toxic Crusaders was based upon the film.

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DirectorLloyd Kaufman
Genre:  Comedy, Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy
Release Date:  April 11, 1986
MPAA Rating:  R
Screen WriterLloyd Kaufman
Runtime:  87 minutes
Studio:  Troma
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review by . August 06, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****     Thank goodness that films as good as "The Toxic Avenger" exist when it comes to much needed escapism. Without these films, we might just explode from the stress of everyday life. Sometimes we just want to sit down and watch a movie. And while there are other movies that you could certainly watch instead, you shouldn't distance yourself too far from this one. As strange and corny as it may seem, "The Toxic Avenger" is a film that I'd actually end up recommending …
review by . August 23, 2009
The Toxic Avenger was the flagship of Troma's movie line during the mid to late 80's. This film was responsible for keeping the company a float during this time period and it also marked a turning point in the company's history. For years, Lloyd Kaufman and company were making cheesy low budget sex comedies. With the birth of the Toxic Avenger, they started to expand their horizons, focusing on low budget horror/comedy trashy spoofs films. Instant cult classics were being produced by Team Troma.   …
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