The Toy Soldiers (2014)

R  |   |  Drama  |  14 November 2014 (USA)
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On one evening in a decade of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, the innocence of youth and family unravels. Five lives will change forever on this final evening before their hangout, The Toy Soldiers Roller Rink, closes its doors.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeanette May Steiner ...
Layla (as Jeanette May)
The Stud (as Rogers Harrison)
Andre Myers ...
Harold Beaver (as Isidor Pollak)


On one evening in a decade of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, the innocence of youth and family unravels. Five parallel coming-of-age stories dramatize the stages of grief. A youthful mother in a custody battle over her children, finds tranquility with the bottle. The abuse of her ex-husband still haunts the children; a nineteen year old drug addict, and his younger brother, a bullied closet homosexual.There's the story of the dog; a teen who offers sexual favors to gain acceptance, the challenged classmate who would do anything for her love, and the redhead beauty, haunted by a secret, tragic past. These lives and others will change forever on this final evening before their hangout, The Toy Soldiers Roller Rink, closes its doors for the final time. Written by Riding Hood Motion Pictures

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In the 80's, there was Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll, ...and the loss of innocence.



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Rated R for strong sexual content, language throughout, drug content and some violence including a brutal sexual assault

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Erik Peter Carlson's The Toy Soldiers  »

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The Harris house in The Toy Soldiers was the same house used in E.T. An homage to one of EPC's favorite films. See more »


Layla: Hoods in school call me a dog. I'm okay with being a dog.
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Gem of a movie
11 December 2014 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Once the movie Toy Soldiers marches into your life, it will never march out. It was meant for Erik Peter Carlson to take the journey, and bring this movie to life. The casting choice for Toy Soldiers was excellent. The movie has fresh new faces of young actors and actresses, playing alongside a few seasoned veterans of the business. Together, they portray the rawness and pure emotional characters of teenagers, family and friends, during one particular evening in the 1980s. The movie immensely captivates as you sink into the midst of the story and you can sense with vigor the emotional wounds of the teenagers and their families, the distress, the sadness, the hope and the love. There are no illusions in this movie, as it plays out in depth what happens that one destined evening translating the good and bad encountered by the cast onto the big screen. This movie definitely is worthy of repetitive viewing. I applaud Erik Peter Carlson and the cast of Toy Soldiers on a journey well-traveled together in order to bring about this wonderful original gem for movie fans.

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