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The Toxic Avenger (1984)

(UR) 87 mins

Plot Summary: Melvin is a social misfit who works in the Tromaville Health Club. He is always suffering the abuse of two bullies and their respective girlfriends and the four are also murderers. But all the abuse is going to end when Melvin accidentally falls into some barrels with toxic material. Now he is “The Toxic Avenger” and soon he will be the hero of Tromaville and a menace to the corrupt mayor.

Directors: Michael HerzLloyd Kaufman (as Samuel Weil)

Writers: Lloyd Kaufman (story & additional dialogue), Joe Ritter (screenplay), Stuart Strutin (additional dialogue), Gay Partington Terry (additional dialogue (as Gay Terry))

Stars: Andree MarandaMitch Cohen and Jennifer Prichard 

Serious Jest:  (Must Watch)  This is a textbook campy film.  If you enjoy purposefully bad movies, you will love the ridiculous characters, dialogue, costumes, and special-in-more-than-one-way effects.  Definitely worth making some time to see this at some point in your life, if only for the pop culture references and a few cheap laughs.  Best watched while drinking.

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About Serious Jest

Film & TV Reviewer by Choice, Attorney at Law, Marine to the Corps (excuse the pun), Nupe Under Pressure, and MC by Nature

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