Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV

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Citizen Toxie:
The Toxic Avenger IV
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Lloyd Kaufman
Uncredited:
Gabriel Friedman
Produced by Lloyd Kaufman
Michael Herz
Written by Lloyd Kaufman
Michael Herz
Patrick Cassidy
Trent Haaga
Gabriel Friedman
Starring David Mattey
Clyde Lewis
Heidi Sjursen
Paul Kyrmse
Joe Fleishaker
Debbie Rochon
Ron Jeremy
Narrated by Peter Parker
Music by Wes Nagy
Cinematography Brendan Flynt
Edited by Gabriel Friedman
Production
  company
Troma Entertainment
Distributed by Troma Entertainment
Release date(s)
  • October 8, 2000 (2000-10-08) (Sitges)
  • May 15, 2001 (2001-05-15) (Cannes)
  • November 2, 2001 (2001-11-02) (New York)
Running time 109 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $500,000

Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV is a 2000 American superhero comedy film directed by Lloyd Kaufman and written by Kaufman, Michael Herz, Patrick Cassidy, Trent Haaga, and uncredited co-director Gabriel Friedman. Despite being the third sequel to The Toxic Avenger, Peter Parker's opening narration claims that Citizen Toxie is, in fact, the official sequel to the first film.

Plot[edit]

When the notorious Diaper Mafia take hostage the Tromaville School for the Very Special, only the Toxic Avenger and his morbidly obese sidekick Lardass can save Tromaville. However, an explosion results in some unforeseeable consequences where it creates a dimensional tear between Tromaville and its dimensional mirror image Amortville. While the Toxic Avenger (Toxie) is trapped in Amortville, Tromaville comes under the control of the superhuman powered hero's evil doppelgänger the Noxious Offender (Noxie). With the citizens of Tromaville unaware of the switch, Mayor Goldberg decides to combat "Toxie" by calling in every superhero he can afford. Will Toxie return to Tromaville in time to stop Noxie's rampage or is he doomed to remain a second-class citizen in Amortville forever? How did Toxie's wife Sarah become pregnant with two babies from two different fathers? Will Tito, the Retarded Rebel, ever get over his teen angst and become a productive member of society?

Cast[edit]

  • David Mattey as The Toxic Avenger / The Noxious Offender / Chester's Fellatio Customer
  • Clyde Lewis as Voice of The Toxic Avenger
  • Heidi Sjursen as Sarah / Claire
  • Paul Kyrmse as Sgt. Kabukiman / Evil Kabukiman
  • Joe Fleishaker as Chester/Lardass
  • Debbie Rochon as Ms. Weiner
  • Ron Jeremy as Mayor Goldberg
  • Dan Snow as Sgt. Kazinski
  • Michael Budinger as Tito
  • Lisa Terezakis as Sweetie Honey
  • Barry Brisco as Pompey
  • Trent Haaga as Tex Diaper
  • Caleb Emerson as Rex Diaper
  • Yaniv Sharon as Lex Diaper
  • Anthony "Tony Goggles" Cantanese as Mad Cowboy / Evil Mad Cowboy
  • Peter Parker as the Narrator
Cameos

Deleted scenes[edit]

Scenes featuring Hugh Hefner during the black and white newsreel segment were cut prior to theatrical release due to a cease and desist order from Hefner's lawyers. Hefner was initially fine with appearing in the film, but his lawyers ended up convincing him that he was unfairly coerced into being in the film. During the "Special Thanks To" sequence of the final credits, there's a special "No thanks to Hugh Hefner's lawyers" credit. [1]

Reception[edit]

The film received positive reviews and currently has a 67% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[1] Stephen Holden of The New York Times opined, "If the take-no-prisoners humor of Citizen Toxie is very funny, the movie's relentless comic excess is ultimately a little exhausting."[2]

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