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Toy Soldiers (1991)

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A group of troublemaking boys decide to take a stand when terrorists seize control of their boarding school.

Director:

Daniel Petrie Jr.

Writers:

William P. Kennedy (novel), Daniel Petrie Jr. (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Astin ... Billy Tepper
Wil Wheaton ... Joey Trotta
Keith Coogan ... Snuffy Bradberry
Andrew Divoff ... Luis Cali
R. Lee Ermey ... General Kramer
Mason Adams ... Deputy Director Brown
Denholm Elliott ... Headmaster
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Dean Parker
George Perez ... Ricardo Montoya
T.E. Russell ... Hank Giles
Shawn Phelan Shawn Phelan ... Derek
Michael Champion ... Jack Thorpe
Tracy Brooks Swope ... Jennifer (voice)
Max Manwell Max Manwell ... HRT Commander
Joe Inscoe ... Agent Grimes
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Storyline

Billy Tepper is the leader of a group of rebellious boys at The Regis School. He has already been expelled from three prominent private schools. His best friend, Joey Trotta, is the son of the Head of the New York Mafia; Billy, all their friends and many other kids at the school have equally influential and prominent, if more law-abiding, parents. When Luis Cali's father is put in jail, he heads for the Regis School to put the son of the judge in charge of the case under hostage, only to find he has been removed. However, once he realises who the parents of the rest are, he decides the entire student body of the Regis School would be an even better bargaining chip. Written by Liz Jordan <c9310494@alinga.newcastle.edu.au>

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Taglines:

Misfits. Underachievers. Rejects. Hostages. Heroes. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Italian

Release Date:

26 April 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A terror iskolája See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,182,300, 28 April 1991

Gross USA:

$15,073,942

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,073,942
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the end when the guys are looking for Billy you see him running towards them in the background, after a cutaway, you see Billy run through the guards back at the gate to come and meet his friends. See more »

Goofs

There's a slight delay between when the two terrorists on the rooftop get hit by the snipers' shots and when they actually jerk and fall from the hits. See more »

Quotes

William "Billy" Tepper: If you're going to kick me out, kick me out. Don't make me look like a nark to my friends.
Dean Parker: If we expelled you that would make four prep schools in four years. Are you trying for the Guinness Book of Records?
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Alternate Versions

German Video-Version was cut in 2 places, probably in order to get a 16-Rating. The final headshot and a bloody back view of the terroists in the tower being killled by the Apache. TV-Version features the same cuts. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Motormouth: Episode #4.8 (1991) See more »

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A Very Good Movie and should deserve the same amount attention as Die Hard and Hostage!
25 May 2006 | by NCBoy1089See all my reviews

I first seen this movie like a year and a half ago and I loved it, I decided to get the DVD last year for my birthday.. It has the right amount of suspense, action and drama.. This movie is about prep school called The Regis School and its packed with rebellious kids, in which one kid William Tepper (Sean Astin) has a hard time adjusting due to prior rejections from other schools cause they couldn't control his rebellious act and now at The Regis School committing more acts of a rebellion there school gets taken over by terrorists on a random day and which the real reason is because the leader Luis Cali's (Andrew Divoff) father has been sent to prison,and the leader will do anything including killing the students, setting bombs and so forth in order to get his father back.

Along side William Tepper, is his rebellious friends at the Regis School, one in particular is Joey Trotta (Wil Wheaton) in which this guy holds a troubled past of living in a Mafia family and being sent to The Regis School because of hating his father for who he is and which now he must deal with these terrorists taking over the school, so William, Joey and there friends must band together to stop these terrorists from violent acts and hazardous tactics.

This movie was really awesome and I believe people should notice it more because when people think of a good hostage movie they would say "Die Hard" and even though I would have to agree with them, they need to recognize that Toy Soldiers was a good thriller, it sure had my heart beating because the students are my age and I would be scared to confront terrorists like these if they took over our school ... But overall this movie is really worth a good 112 minutes of your time and If I had a decision to rent or buy it... I WOULD BUY IT! I recommend it with a lot of hype! 8/10


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