MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,826 this week

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

7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 2,122 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 3 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 26 Apr 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 13 Nov 2011
 
a list of 599 titles
created 07 Mar 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 19 Aug 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Toy" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Toy (1976)

The Toy (1976) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Toy.

User Polls

3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Pierre Durois is a bumbling school teacher with an eye for the older female students; his father is a reputable surgeon who is running for Mayor. There's a film shooting crew in town and ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Zidi
Stars: Pierre Richard, Jane Birkin, Claude Piéplu
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The movie consists of 3 short movies, each about Shurik - a nerdy student.. 1. "Naparnik" ("Partner"). Shurik has a fight in a bus with a bully named Fedya because Fedya didn't want to ... See full summary »

Director: Leonid Gayday
Stars: Aleksandr Demyanenko, Aleksei Smirnov, Vladimir Basov
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Yan is a successful artist. One day he is waiting for his date Florence to turn up at his apartment. As the doorbell rings, he finds another young woman in underwear on his doorstep: his ... See full summary »

Director: Édouard Molinaro
Stars: Pierre Richard, Richard Bohringer, Emmanuelle Béart
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Pierre is a hotel cashier in Vichy, so shy that he answers an ad from the Psychology Institute and can't say no to the salesman, Aldo; he spends 6,000 francs on tapes, books, and a punching... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Richard
Stars: Pierre Richard, Aldo Maccione, Jacques François
Mimino (1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Pilot Mimino works at small local airlines in Georgia, flying helicopters between small villages. He dreams of piloting large international airlines aircrafts, so he goes to Moscow for ... See full summary »

Director: Georgiy Daneliya
Stars: Vakhtang Kikabidze, Frunze Mkrtchyan, Elena Proklova
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Pierre Richard
Stars: Pierre Richard, Bernard Blier, Hélène Duc
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Goubi, the simpleton of his village in the French Department Allier, has but one wish: to see Paris. One day, the truckers Grafouillère deposit a drunk Goubi in the biggest market of Paris ... See full summary »

Director: Serge Korber
Stars: Dany Carrel, Jean Lefebvre, Bernard Blier
Out on a Limb (1992)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Matthew Broderick goes Out on a Limb in this surprising adventure about a financial whiz who takes a wild detour to come to the aid of his kid sister in the small logging town of Buzzsaw.

Director: Francis Veber
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones, Heidi Kling
The Closet (2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A man spreads the rumor of his fake homosexuality with the aid of his neighbor, to prevent his imminent firing at his work.

Director: Francis Veber
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Gérard Depardieu, Thierry Lhermitte
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Claude Zidi
Stars: Pierre Richard, Jane Birkin, Michel Aumont
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Alfred has always been down on his luck. An unlucky baby, he turns into... an unlucky child before metamorphosing into... an unlucky teenager! As an adult, he manages to become an architect... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Richard
Stars: Pierre Richard, Anny Duperey, Jean Carmet
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Director: Bernard Guillou
Stars: Pierre Richard, Jean Carmet, Julien Guiomar
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Pierre Rambal-Cochet
Fabrice Greco ...
Eric Rambal-Cochet
Jacques François ...
Blénac
Daniel Ceccaldi ...
Le père de famille
Charles Gérard ...
Le photographe
...
Le directeur du magasin
Suzy Dyson ...
Madame Rambal-Crochet
...
Pignier
...
Le domestique
Michèle Sand ...
Nicole Perrin
Alix Mahieux ...
La gouvernante
Lyne Chardonnet ...
Mlle Blond
Lyvia D'Alche ...
L'hôtesse
Yves Barsacq ...
Robert
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

screwball

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 December 1976 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Toy  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remade as The Toy (1982) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Tops; far better than the US version, "The Toy"!
22 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie has unfortunately been unavailable in the US. It served as the basis for the later US film, The Toy (star, Richard Pryor) but retained an integrity and beauty that was lost in the US remake. Pierre Richard plays the part of a man who has been purchased as a plaything for a rich man's son -- and manages to turn the role around in such a way that the young boy learns in a subtle but unmistakable fashion that all human beings are deserving of dignity and respect. A top notch performance by Pierre Richard, surpassing any of his later films (Tall Blonde Man, Comperes, etc.). I urge you to try this one out!


11 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Toy (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?