Toxic (film)

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DVD cover
Directed by Alan Pao
Produced by Brian Hartman
Corey Large
Alan PaoBrian Hartman
Corey Large
Alan Pao
Written by Corey Large
Alan Pao
Starring Master P
Corey Large
Dominique Swain
Danny Trejo
Damion Poitier
Susan Ward
Charity Shea
Release dates
  • March 2010 (2010-03)
Language English
Budget $2 million

Toxic is a 2010 thriller film. It was released direct-to-video on July 8, 2010. The movie is told with past and present cut up and mixed together, rather than chronologically. The story focuses on a girl name Lucille, who has a mental illness. After she kills a man, her mind takes on his identity and she starts to live life truly believing she is him.


Lucille has a mental disorder, which stems from her brother's death, which occurred when she was young, and which her father blamed her for, never forgiving her. It is never revealed how the brother died or why her father blames her but it made her mentally unstable.

While Lucille is telling Angel who her father is, Nadine rolls off the top of the building and kills herself. This leads Sid and Antoine to the brothel where they ask about Lucille. Angel's goons attack them and soon Angel and more goons show up which causes an even bigger gun battle.

From that moment on the character Lucille becomes the character Sid, the one we see working in the bar. The Sid that was looking for Lucille and was in the gun battle is dead and the Sid that is working in the bar and falling for Michelle is Lucille who believes she is Sid. For the rest of the plot, "Sid" is referring to Lucille as Sid and not the actual man. Also, all the other characters see Sid as Lucille, as a girl, and it is only Lucille that sees her reflection as that of Sid, a man.

Lucille, as Sid, leaves the apartment and starts walking down the road where Steve finds her and picks her up. He allows Sid to stay in the attic of his strip club in exchange for working there. Gus comes in one night and is shocked to see Lucille but surprised that she thinks she is Sid. He decides not to tell her directly and instead tries to use his psychology training to pull Lucille out again. Sid later begins to see things as Lucille's personality tries to "retake" her body and mind. Michelle decides to do some digging during this and calls Sid to tell him that she found some information on the girl he is "seeing".

Gus shows up just then and Sid points the gun at him, asking what he did to Lucille. Gus says Lucille is dead because she couldn't live with what she had done.


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