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The Toy (1976)
"Le jouet" (original title)

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When François, a journalist, is touring a big store for an article, he is chosen by the son of the owner, Rambal-Cochet, as his new toy. All afraid of the despotic industrialist who is also... See full summary »

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Pierre Rambal-Cochet
Fabrice Greco ...
Eric Rambal-Cochet
Jacques François ...
Blénac
Daniel Ceccaldi ...
Le père de famille
Charles Gérard ...
Le photographe
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Le directeur du magasin
Suzy Dyson ...
Madame Rambal-Crochet
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Pignier
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Le domestique
Michèle Sand ...
Nicole Perrin
Alix Mahieux ...
La gouvernante
Lyne Chardonnet ...
Mlle Blond
Lyvia D'Alche ...
L'hôtesse
Yves Barsacq ...
Robert
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When François, a journalist, is touring a big store for an article, he is chosen by the son of the owner, Rambal-Cochet, as his new toy. All afraid of the despotic industrialist who is also the newspaper's owner, François is forced to agree to this masquerade. Becoming the friend of the child, he induces him, who wants to make a newspaper, to unveil publicly the real tyrannical way of life of his father. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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Sacré Perrin!
2 December 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Amusing movie about a unemployed man, François Perrin, who finally gets a job as a reporter for an important newspaper. The business is owned by billionaire Pierre Rambal-Cochet. His young son always get what he wants. And he wants François Perrin as a toy! Perrin doesn't have a choice if he wants to keep his new job. So he becomes a simple toy.

Francis Veber scores again with this one. It's no masterpiece, but it's a steady comedy with good laughs all along. And the cast is good. Pierre Richard shines as usual. Jacques François too as Blénac. And Michel Bouquet is great as Rambal-Cochet. So funny when we learn how he buys his properties!

Out of 100, I give it 76. That's good for **½ out of ****.

Seen at home, in Toronto, on December 2nd, 2002. I saw this film back in the eighties and I remember loving it at the time.


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