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Toy Soldiers (1991)

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

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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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Years of bad behaviour are about to pay off. See more »

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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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At the time of filming, The Miller School was a boys-only military academy. It is now a co-educational college preparatory boarding and day school, serving students in grades 8-12. See more »

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The wire used to pull the airplane straight upward is visible in the final battle scene. See more »

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[the boys have been discussing, but rejecting, the possibility of switching the transmitting chips]
Derek 'Yogurt': Of course, the reverse is also true.
Joseph "Joey" Trotta: What the hell do you mean the reverse is also true?
Derek 'Yogurt': If you take the other chip, the *receiving* chip out of the plane, you can switch it with the receiving chip in the detonator.
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Ridiculous but fun
15 October 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Colombian terrorists hold hostage a military school in the U.S. until their demands are met. The students decide to fight back. Will they be able to do it?

Silly premise but the film actually works. The group of kids who fight were all up and coming when this film came out in 1991: Sean Astin (looking very cute); Wil Wheaton (looking miserable); Keith Coogan; George Perez (the token Latino who is very handsome, very muscular and is mostly shown in nothing but tight underwear); T.E. Russell (the token black guy) and Shawn Phelan. None of them are very good actors (except Astin), but who cares? This is a mindless action film. The only other good performances are from Denholm Elliott (having a ball as the headmaster) and Louis Gossett Jr. as the dean.

Other than that--there's lots of action, suspense, explosions and little brains. In other words---FUN!

Only complaint (and this is minor)--it's a bit too long (there are THREE endings) and there is LOTS of casual, bloody violence (the R rating was well-earned). Still, I enjoyed it a lot.


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