Joe Braxton is an ex-con who has been given a second chance to freedom after violating his probation. He has been hired by a school teacher named Vivian Perry to repair and drive an old ... See full summary »
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Con man Kevin Lennihan, framed in a jewel smuggling, tries for an insanity plea, and is sent to a hospital for review, where he is confused for another doctor and takes over the hospital when a major storm hits.
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
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The May 6, 1981 edition of "The Hollywood Reporter" originally announced principal photography was scheduled to start on January 15, 1982. The December 7, 1981 edition of "Daily Variety" reported that start of production had been deferred until March 1982. In the end, the picture started filming in early April 1982. See more »
When Jack Brown is on the phone in Master Bates's room, you can see that the phone has no cord going into the phone jack See more »
Who are we gonna tell God? We are gonna say "Hey God! life's unfair!" You know what he's gonna say "Tough Titties!"
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The closing credits are shown aside four toy darts. See more »
When I was a kid I actually loved this movie, but now that I'm a man, I'm kinda horrified by "The Toy." A rich white man buys a black man for his spoiled son? Or at least rents a black man for his son. And they take baths together? Yikes! I love Pryor, but I have to assume he took this gig for the money to feed his notorious crack habit. Moral of this movie? If you're a rich white man you can buy a black man for your son. Can you imagine the firestorm of protest if this movie came out today? And oh yeah, the kid became a real life porn star!!!
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