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Toys (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  18 December 1992 (USA)
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When a military general inherits a toy making company and begins making war toys, his employees band together to stop him before he ruins the name of Zevo Toys forever.

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Gwen Tyler
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Captain Patrick Zevo
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Owen Owens
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Old General Zevo
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An eccentric toymaker's last wish is that his brother takes over the running of the business. The brother is a military General, and is out of touch with toymaking, and out of touch with reality too. The business should really have been given to Leslie, who was much more like his toymaking father. When the General starts making weapons instead of toys, Leslie decides to take action. Written by Rob Hartill

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Rated PG-13 for some language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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18 December 1992 (USA)  »

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A Revolta dos Brinquedos  »

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$21,452,082 (USA)
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| (FMC Library Print) (dvd release)

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1.85 : 1
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Leslie 'Robin Williams' and Owen 'Arthur Malet' had previously worked together on the movie Hook (1991) which was released the year before. See more »

Goofs

After the little spy robot gets run over, Patrick Zevo is in the surveillance truck telling the other two guys about tomorrow's meeting with the military leaders. If you watch the red numbers over his right shoulder you'll see them counting upwards until they hit 59:20, then the camera goes to one of the other guys, then back to Patrick Zevo, you see the numbers back down to 59:14 and continue counting up. See more »

Quotes

Leslie Zevo: You tried to kill us all...
General Leland Zevo: Heh... c'mon, Leslie... can't you take a joke?
Leslie Zevo: Oh yeah! I love jokes! I love all kinds of jokes. But you know what I don't like? I don't like people trying to kill me, hurting my family and my friends, and destroying the whole world as I know it. That just doesn't sit well with me.
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Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Superman's Christmas Adventure (2012) See more »

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THE HAPPY WORKER
Written by Trevor Horn and Bruce Woolley
Produced by Trevor Horn
Performed by Tori Amos
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
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A Window to Enlightenment
14 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

On the surface I suppose its easy for one to judge this movie as nothing more than an early 90's wacky comedy that lacks depth and meaning. I actually saw this movie in theaters when i was a kid, and quite honestly didn't think that much of it, however, the images always stuck with me for some reason. Watching this film again as an adult, I can honestly say that not only is this a great movie, but it is truly a work of art. To me, this film represents innocence, and what happens when innocence is threatened by forces of destruction. The shots and images in this film are astounding. It feels as If you are staring at a fine abstract painting. The music is well done and only enhances the beautiful imagery. Sure it has its corny parts, but in a way, that's what adds to this film's personality. Overall, this movie will either move you or it wont. If you are someone who only likes big Hollywood movies then you probably wont enjoy this film. If you are an abstract thinker then this may be your cup of tea. Overall, Toys is an acquired taste, however, once acquired you will be staring into a window of enlightenment.


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