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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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Misfits. Underachievers. Rebels. The boys of The Regis School have been kicked out of the best prep schools in America. Terrorists just took over the campus. Now years of bad behavior are about to pay off. 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 "boys" who bought the adulterated mouthwash, ("Mr Burg, Mr Zarpas - Billy Tepper sold you a bottle of mouthwash with vodka in it... you have three seconds to hand it out here.") are two of this films' producers, Mark Burg and Chris Zarpas. See more »

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When Snuffy finishes his second fake asthma attack, it cuts to a scene of people looking down at him, Luis Cali can clearly be seen glancing upwards and to the left for a brief moment. He's looking at the director to see if the scene's over, then, he snaps his attention back to Snuffy. See more »

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[Billy Tepper is late for the count, resulting in a count of one boy short]
Luis Cali: I *told* you what would happen if one of you escaped. Did you think I was KIDDING?
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Referenced in Masterminds (1997) See more »

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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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