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.
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The film's closing credits state: ""The producers wish to thank the following for their cooperation in the making of The Toy
(1982): The Louisiana Film Commission, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, City Police of Baton Rouge, Louisiana National Bank, Goudchaux's Department Store, American Bank, Mr. A. C. Lewis, and the people of Baton Rouge, Lousiana." 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
We're looking for a part-time woman.
I can be a part-time woman.
The closing credits are shown aside four toy darts. See more
Referenced in Deathrow Gameshow
I Just Want To Be Your Friend
Performed by Jeffrey Osborne
Music and Lyrics by Trevor Lawrence
and Frank Musker See more