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Toy Soldiers (1991)

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When terrorists seize control of a boarding school, a group of troublemaking boys decide to resist them.

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Storyline

Billy Tepper is the leader of a group of rebellious boys at The Regis School. He has already been expelled from three prominent private schools. His best friend, Joey Trotta, is the son of the Head of the New York Mafia; Billy, all their friends and many other kids at the school have equally influential and prominent, if more law-abiding, parents. When Luis Cali's father is put in jail, he heads for the Regis School to put the son of the judge in charge of the case under hostage, only to find he has been removed. However, once he realises who the parents of the rest are, he decides the entire student body of the Regis School would be an even better bargaining chip. Written by Liz Jordan <c9310494@alinga.newcastle.edu.au>

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They've Always been REBELS - TODAY, They Become HEROES. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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26 April 1991 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$15,073,942 (USA)
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The brick wall around the quad (which is actually known as "The Bull Ring") was constructed for the film and is merely a brick facade on wood. At the end of filming, students celebrated by tearing it down. See more »

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During the final battle when the 2 black hawks are on the round and about to lift off you see a soldier fall over on the left of the screen, possibly from the downdraft of the helicopter See more »

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Jonathan "Snuffy" Bradberry: Man, this stuff is great. It's opening up my lungs, it's making me breathe easier.
Ricardo Montoya: Evidently it's making you fart easier, too.
Jonathan "Snuffy" Bradberry: I didn't fart.
Ricardo Montoya: It's the first rule of prep school etiquette. When you're in a basement with no windows, don't fart.
Jonathan "Snuffy" Bradberry: No, the first rule of prep school etiquette is to pretend you're asleep when your roommate's beating off.
Henry "Hank" Giles, III: No, the first rule of prep school etiquette is to wait until your roommate falls asleep before beating off.
Jonathan "Snuffy" Bradberry: Was that a personal remark directed at me,...
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A Very Good Movie and should deserve the same amount attention as Die Hard and Hostage!
25 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first seen this movie like a year and a half ago and I loved it, I decided to get the DVD last year for my birthday.. It has the right amount of suspense, action and drama.. This movie is about prep school called The Regis School and its packed with rebellious kids, in which one kid William Tepper (Sean Astin) has a hard time adjusting due to prior rejections from other schools cause they couldn't control his rebellious act and now at The Regis School committing more acts of a rebellion there school gets taken over by terrorists on a random day and which the real reason is because the leader Luis Cali's (Andrew Divoff) father has been sent to prison,and the leader will do anything including killing the students, setting bombs and so forth in order to get his father back.

Along side William Tepper, is his rebellious friends at the Regis School, one in particular is Joey Trotta (Wil Wheaton) in which this guy holds a troubled past of living in a Mafia family and being sent to The Regis School because of hating his father for who he is and which now he must deal with these terrorists taking over the school, so William, Joey and there friends must band together to stop these terrorists from violent acts and hazardous tactics.

This movie was really awesome and I believe people should notice it more because when people think of a good hostage movie they would say "Die Hard" and even though I would have to agree with them, they need to recognize that Toy Soldiers was a good thriller, it sure had my heart beating because the students are my age and I would be scared to confront terrorists like these if they took over our school ... But overall this movie is really worth a good 112 minutes of your time and If I had a decision to rent or buy it... I WOULD BUY IT! I recommend it with a lot of hype! 8/10


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