On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat U.S. Bates takes him to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers many indignities as Eric's "toy", but gradually teaches the lonely boy what it is like to have and to be a friend. Written by
Paul Emmons <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When Jackie Gleason Told His Son He Could Have Any Present He Wanted, He Picked The Most Outrageous Gift Of All... Richard Pryor.
Did You Know?
The film was made and released about six years after Francis Veber
's source French film The Toy
(1976) (this movie was a remake of) had been first released in 1976. See more
During the party destruction sequence, audio dialog does not match the actors in several shots, mostly with Jack and Eric. See more
Are you crazy?
Yes, but trust me!
The closing credits are shown aside four toy darts. See more
I Just Want To Be Your Friend
Performed by Jeffrey Osborne
Music and Lyrics by Trevor Lawrence
and Frank Musker See more