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Babes in Toyland (1986)

A young girl wakes up in the realm of Toyland, where she teams up with her family and friends to overthrow the evil villain, Barnaby.

Director:

Clive Donner

Writers:

Glen MacDonough (book), Paul Zindel (screen story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Drew Barrymore ... Lisa Piper
Richard Mulligan ... Barnie / Barnaby Barnicle
Eileen Brennan ... Mrs. Piper / Widow Hubbard
Keanu Reeves ... Jack Fenton / Jack-be-Nimble
Jill Schoelen ... Mary Piper / Mary Contrary
Googy Gress ... George / Georgie Porgie
Pat Morita ... The Toymaster
Walter Buschhoff ... Justice Grimm
Shari Weiser ... Trollog
Rolf Knie Rolf Knie ... Zack
Gaston Häni Gaston Häni ... Mack (as Gaston Haeni)
Pipo Sosman Pipo Sosman ... Jack in the Box
Chad Carlson Chad Carlson ... Joey Piper
Jean Moake Jean Moake ... News Announcer
Bill Marcus Bill Marcus ... Weather Announcer
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Storyline

11-year-old Lisa has no time for toys; she's too busy taking care of her siblings and cooking for her mother. During the Christmas Eve blizzard, Lisa travels to Toyland in Wizard of Oz-like fashion and arrives just in time for a wedding. Young Mary Contrary is about to marry mean, old Barnaby Barnacle, despite the fact that she loves Jack Be Nimble. Lisa tries to stop this terrible wedding and, together with her new friends, discovers that Barnaby wants to take over Toyland. Lisa, Mary, Jack, and Georgie Porgie ask the Toymaster for help, but he can't help them as long as Lisa doesn't truly believe in toys. Written by Christine Sai-Halasz <sai@mit.edu>

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Certificate:

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Trivia

Drew Barrymore was 11 years old during filming. She was also a regular at nightclubs, had been smoking for two years and was beginning a dangerous flirtation with alcohol that would later extend to marijuana and cocaine. See more »

Goofs

When Lisa flies her sled into the cake she gets cake on her dress, but after she starts walking away the stain disappears. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Weather Announcer: Two kinds of weather this Christmas Eve: Bad and worse. There's some kind of bumper storm heading Ohio way tonight. Road conditions will become extremely hazardous as the evening wears on. But, the best advice is to just stay home. Repeat: stay home.
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Alternate Versions

Foreign theatrical and U.S. home video versions heavily edited to 94 minutes. See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

We'll Think Of Something
Written by Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Drew Barrymore, Googy Gress, and Jill Schoelen
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User Reviews

 
Not Suitable for Anyone Over 10
15 March 1999 | by gbheronSee all my reviews

Not having had small kids around my house for a few years I can't say how they would react to this little made-for-TV movie. But I can say how my high school son, my spouse, and I reacted. The teenager walked out before the credits finished and my wife was asleep before Drew Barrymore reached Toyland. I just sat benumbed thinking that something, somewhere would be entertaining. No such luck.

Why'd I watch it? I found it laying around the house, it must of been stuck in the back of a closet for 13 years, and decided to give it a viewing before passing it on to charity.

It's bad medicine for anyone over the age of 10. Real bad.


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Country:

USA | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Babes in Toyland See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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