The Toy (1982) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • 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 <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
  • An underemployed reporter finds himself literally purchased as a toy for a rich spoiled brat.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm


Jack Brown (Richard Pryor) is an unemployed newspaper reporter living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana who is in danger of losing his house to the bank since he and his wife cannot make their mortgage...

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