Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV
Production Troma Entertainment
Genre Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Film series The Toxic Avenger
Country United States
|Director Lloyd KaufmanUncredited:Gabriel Friedman|
Release date October 8, 2000 (2000-10-08) (Sitges)May 15, 2001 (2001-05-15) (Cannes)November 2, 2001 (2001-11-02) (New York)
Writer Trent Haaga (screenplay), Patrick Cassidy (screenplay), Gabriel Friedman (screenplay), Lloyd Kaufman (screenplay), Sean Collins (additional material), Matt Levin (additional material), Corey Kalman (additional material)
Directors Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz, Gabriel Friedman
Cast David Mattey (Toxic Avenger / Noxious Offender), Clyde Lewis (Toxie (voice)), Heidi Sjursen (Sarah / Claire), Paul Kyrmse (Sgt. Kabukiman / Evil Kabukiman), Joe Fleishaker (Chester / Lardass), Dan Snow (Sgt. Kazinski)
Similar movies Turkey Shoot, Knock Knock, All Ladies Do It, Jamon Jamon, Barbed Wire Dolls, Halloween
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.
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?
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. 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."
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. Kaufman shot promo footage for the film in 2013 and 2016, but currently Troma has not begun official production on the sequel. In 2017, the film is canceled.
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