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Toys (1992)

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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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Cast

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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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Choir Soloist
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Cortez
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Baker
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Shimera
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Guard at Desk
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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toy | business | brother | weapon | toy maker | See more »

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Laughter is a state of mind.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

18 December 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Revolta dos Brinquedos  »

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Box Office

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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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Trivia

The scene where General Zevo is trying to kill a fly with his gun is a reference to a Confucius quote: "Never use a cannon to kill a fly." See more »

Goofs

In the arcade scene, a cabinet of the Konami shoot 'em up Lightning Fighters is shown. However, upon seeing the game itself, it is actually the Sega flight simulator Strike Fighter. See more »

Quotes

Alsatia Zevo: You know, you remind me a lot of my brother.
Patrick Zevo: That's impossible. We're exact opposites.
Alsatia Zevo: That's what I mean. He's all silly and soft on the outside and on the inside he's really strong and you're just the opposite.
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Connections

References The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

THE MIRROR SONG
Written by Trevor Horn, Bruce Woolley and Thomas Dolby
Produced by Trevor Horn
Performed by Robin Williams and Joan Cusack as "Steve and Yolanda"
Featuring Thomas Dolby
Thomas Dolby appears courtesy of Giant Records
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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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