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Toy Soldiers (1991)

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When terrorists seize control of a boarding school, a group of troublemaking boys decide to resist them.

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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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)

Gross USA:

$15,073,942
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Goof, not a point of trivia: When Billy (Sean Astin) is hiding under the desk, he can be seen peeking out from under the desk as Jack Thorpe (Michael Champion) leaves the office. The next shot shows Billy still under the desk. See more »

Goofs

When they take Enrique Cali out of his cell the Guards Shackle his hands and feet. When they put the leg irons on him you can see he has shoe laces on. No jail or prison would allow inmates to retain or have shoe laces as they can be used for suicide or as weapons (strangling someone). See more »

Quotes

Luis Cali: What does your father do, William?
William "Billy" Tepper: He's a contractor.
Luis Cali: According to this he owns the third largest construction company in the world.
William "Billy" Tepper: Yeah, he's a contractor.
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Connections

References The A-Team (1983) See more »

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Pure Escapist Entertainment
21 May 2000 | by G-Man-25See all my reviews

I remember seeing this when it first came out in theatres and wondering why it wasn't a bigger hit at the time. Writer/director Daniel Petrie Jr. and his co-writer David Koepp have done an excellent job of taking a basically far-fetched comic-book plot and then getting us to go along for the ride. The acting is generally good all-around, with special kudos going to Andrew Divoff as the smooth, suave villain. Smart, fast paced, action-packed and exciting....a perfect popcorn picture.


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