The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie

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The Toxic Avenger Part III:
The Last Temptation of Toxie
The Toxic Avenger Part III - The Last Temptation of Toxie (movie poster).jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Lloyd Kaufman
Michael Herz
Produced by Lloyd Kaufman
Michael Herz
Written by Lloyd Kaufman
Michael Herz
Starring
Cinematography James London
Edited by Michael Schweitzer
Production
company
Distributed by Troma Entertainment
Release dates
  • November 24, 1989 (1989-11-24)
Running time
102 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $500,000
Box office $363,561

The Toxic Avenger III: The Last Temptation of Toxie is a 1989 American superhero comedy film and the second sequel to The Toxic Avenger.

Plot[edit]

After presumably defeating Apocalypse Inc., the Toxic Avenger has nothing to do. He tries to get a job but fails, as a normal job is no place for a hideously deformed creature of superhuman size and strength. Until one day, Toxie is told that his blind girlfriend Claire has a chance to see again, but it will cost a great deal of money. When the famous superhero gets the opportunity to work as a spokesman for Apocalypse Inc., he agrees so he can get money for Claire. As he was unaware of the evil nature of his employers, Apocalypse Inc. took over Tromaville and enslaved the populace. After Claire's surgery, she opens up Toxie's eyes and it is revealed that the Devil himself is the chairman of Apocalypse Inc. Things begin to make a change for the worse as the Toxic Avenger will be transformed back to his original form, the dorky Melvin Junko, and must face a showdown with the Devil. The Toxic Avenger defeats the Devil through the "Five Levels of Doom" trial ordeal, defeating Apocalypse Inc. for good.

Cast[edit]

  • Ron Fazio as The Toxic Avenger / Apocalypse Inc. Executive
    • John Altamura as Voice of The Toxic Avenger
  • Phoebe Legere as Claire
  • Rick Collins as Apocalypse Inc. Chairman/The Devil
  • Lisa Gaye as Malfaire
  • Jessica Dublin as Mrs. Junko
  • Michael J. Kaplan as Little Melvin
  • Dan Snow as Cigar Face
  • Paul Borghese as Lou Sipher, Apocalypse Inc. executive
  • Fernando Antonio, Sylvester Covin, William Decker, Joe Fleishaker, Mark Fucile, Marc Allen Ginsberg, Sal Lioni, Doug McDonald, Benny Nieves, Kariim Ratcliff, Michael Jai White, Susan Whitty, and Jeremiah Yates as Apocalypse Inc. executives

Reception[edit]

The film gained many negative reviews. It is the least remembered of the franchise and Rotten Tomatoes currently has an Audience score of 27% as of September 2015.

Home media[edit]

The film was later re-released as part of the 'Tox Box' DVD set and the 'Complete Toxic Avenger' 7-disc DVD set.

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