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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Cortez
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Storyline

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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Laughter is a state of mind.


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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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$43,000,000 (estimated)

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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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A long-cherished project for Barry Levinson, this was originally set to be his directorial debut. See more »

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When General Zevo is in the arcade playing "Tank Gunner" you notice that his score bounces. It's at -2400 at the point where he only shoots UN Trucks (each truck is -1000 points) and in the next seen he's at 1600 points, down to 400, then up to 3600, then down to -6000, then -3400, and finally -7000. See more »

Quotes

Leslie Zevo: [while fighting Leland] I! Will! Not! Let! You! Destroy! Dad's! Dream!
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ONCE IN A LIFETIME
Written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
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A wonderfully misunderstood and neglected work of genius
16 March 2000 | by (Georgia) – See all my reviews

This has to be one of my all-time favourite films, in the same league as "Run Lola Run", "Pi", and "Contact" for films that make you feel something you've always known to be true but just weren't quite aware of. Never have I seen such a subtle and innocent social critique. Amazing visuals, wacky sound effects, and a well-suited musical score add tremendously to the already brilliant plot. This film is much more than a simple movie, it is a work of art. Consider yourself lucky if you get to see this gem, for most will surely overlook it.


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