Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV

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Citizen Toxie:
The Toxic Avenger IV
Citizen Toxie - The Toxic Avenger IV.jpg
Theatrical release poster (Illustrated by Joe Paradise)
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 Stan Lee
Music by Wes Nagy
Cinematography Brendan Flynt
Edited by Gabriel Friedman
Production
company
Distributed by Troma Entertainment
Release date
  • 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 horror 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, Stan Lee'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 Voices of The Toxic Avenger / The Noxious Offender
  • 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
  • Stan Lee as the Narrator
Cameos

Reception[edit]

Unlike The Toxic Avenger's first two sequels, The Toxic Avenger Part II and The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie, which both received negative reviews, Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV 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]

Sequel[edit]

Shortly after the release of the fourth entry, director Lloyd Kaufman announced a fifth entry titled Toxic Twins: The Toxic Avenger V. As showcased in Citizen Toxie's ending, Toxie's wife Sarah was pregnant with twins and the film will revolve around them. In 2010 a press release announced that Collyn McCoy would serve as the screenwriter.[3] Kaufman shot promo footage for the film in 2013 and 2016, but currently Troma has not begun official production on the sequel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ Holden, Stephen (November 2, 2001). "Citizen Toxie The Toxic Avenger Part IV (2000)". The New York Times. Retrieved May 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Writer Named for The Toxic Avenger 5: The Toxic Twins". Dread Central. July 30, 2010. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 

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