The Toxic Avenger Part II

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The Toxic Avenger Part II
TheToxicAvenger2.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Lloyd Kaufman
Michael Herz
Produced by Michael Herz
Lloyd Kaufman
Jeffrey W. Sass
Written by Gay Partington Terry
Screenplay by Lloyd Kaufman
Story by Lloyd Kaufman
Based on Characters 
by Joe Ritter
Starring Ron Fazio
John Altamura
Phoebe Legere
Music by Barrie Guard
Cinematography James London
Edited by Michael Schweitzer
Distributed by Troma Entertainment
Lorimar
Release dates
  • February 24, 1989 (1989-02-24)
Running time 96 minutes
103 minutes (Director's cut)
Country United States
Language English
Japanese
Budget $2.3 million
Box office $792,966

The Toxic Avenger Part II is a 1989 comedy horror film released by Troma Entertainment. It was directed by Lloyd Kaufman and features The Toxic Avenger in an adventure to Japan to meet his father. The film has received cult status among a new audience almost a generation after it was first released. Go Nagai makes a cameo appearance and the film is also the debut of actor/martial artist Michael Jai White and musician/composer/performance artist Phoebe Legere.

Synopsis[edit]

Five years after the events of the original film, The Toxic Avenger (Ron Fazio) is lured to Tokyo, Japan by the evil corporation Apocalypse Inc. So while the Toxic Avenger is fighting crime in Tokyo, Apocalypse Inc. spreads evil in Tromaville and it is up to the famous hideously deformed superhero of superhuman size and strength to stop the abominable Apocalypse Inc. from attacking both Tokyo and Tromaville.

Cast[edit]

  • Ron Fazio as The Toxic Avenger / Apocalypse Inc. Executive
  • John Altamura as The Toxic Avenger
  • Phoebe Legere as Claire
  • Rick Collins as Apocalypse Inc. Chairman
  • Lisa Gaye as Malfaire
  • Rikiya Yasuoka (Michael Herz, uncredited voice) as Big Mac Bunko
  • Mayako Katsuragi as Masumi
  • Tutomu Sekine as News caster
  • Jessica Dublin as Mrs. Junko
  • Jack Cooper as Big Mac Junko
  • Don Eckhart as Kid riding bike in opening scene
  • Fernando Antonio as Apocalypse Inc. Executive
  • Paul Borghese as Lou Sipher: Apocalypse Inc. Executive
  • Sylvester Covin as Apocalypse Inc. Executive
  • William Decker as Apocalypse Inc. Executive
  • Joe Fleishaker as Apocalypse Inc. Executive
  • Mark Fucile as Apocalypse Inc. Executive
  • Marc Allan Ginsberg as Apocalypse Inc. Executive
  • Sal Lioni as Apocalypse Inc. Executive
  • Doug McDonald as Apocalypse Inc. Executive
  • Benny Nieves as Apocalypse Inc. Executive
  • Kariim Ratcliff as Apocalypse Inc. Executive
  • Michael Jai White as Apocalypse Inc. Executive
  • Susan Whitty as Apocalypse Inc. Executive
  • Jeremiah Yates as Apocalypse Inc. Executive
  • Dan Snow as Cigar Face
  • Lloyd Kaufman (uncredited) as Sumo wrestler / Voice of fish salesman

Versions[edit]

The 'Unrated Director's cut' version released on DVD by Troma Entertainment is actually missing almost all scenes of gore. The full version with an extra 10 minutes of gore is currently only available in the 'Tox Box' DVD set which is now out of print.

The Japanese and German releases are the full uncut version.

The 2008 'Complete Toxic Avenger' 7-disc DVD set includes the uncut version and is the same disc found in the 'Tox Box'. However, there are reports of the heavily cut version occasionally being included in the 'Complete Toxic Avenger'. This may be because nowhere on the disc art or DVD do the words 'Director's Cut' appear. The unedited "Director's Cut" can be told apart from the edited version by checking the feature running time, or by listening to the audio commentary by director Lloyd Kaufman. The commentary track is different for both versions, and the director mentions which cut is shown.

Reception[edit]

The Toxic Avenger Part II currently holds a rare 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.[1]

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