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 mansion seen in the movie was Charbonnet House near Baton Rouge in Louisiana. Publicity for the picture stated that it covered 34,000 square feet on 500 acres of manicured grounds. It had two lakes of which one was more than 200 acres in area and included fish herons and exotic ducks. See more
In the final scene, when Eugene shoots jack with the dart gun, Jacks eyes are crossed and looking up before the dart hits his forehead. See more
Hang on, I got the key.
You got the key? Why didn't you say so?
You didn't ask 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