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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:

Terrorists have taken over Regis Academy...and they're about to receive a lesson they'll never forget. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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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

Andrew Divoff has said that his role as Luis Cali is his favorite of his own. See more »

Goofs

When Cali shoots the teacher, there's no muzzle flash or smoke to indicate the weapon was fired, yet the sound is heard. See more »

Quotes

Dean Parker: I'm not going to expel you. Three schools have done that and it's obviously done nothing for your character... I'm going to do much worse. I am going to keep you here until you graduate. It'll probably take years at this rate.
William "Billy" Tepper: I might wear you out before then.
Dean Parker: Oh don't you worry about wearing me out. I'm going to wear you out.
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Alternate Versions

American movie prints featured subtitles for most of the Spanish dialogue. The first VHS print removed them. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Motormouth: Episode #4.6 (1991) See more »

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5 May 2005 | by groovychick7See all my reviews

I think that Toy Soldiers is an excellent movie. It's one of the only movies that, aside from some well known actors, has an unknown cast that can actually act. In my opinion, the plot is captivating. It keeps your attention without having an outrageous story that couldn't possibly happen in real life. I think that everyone would enjoy this movie. Sean Astin always seems to pick the perfect movies to be in that showcase his talent. He's very underrated and doesn't get the recognition that he deserves. Other movies that he has been in other actors have been in the spotlight but this movie and Rudy really showcase him because he is the main character in both. I hope that he someday gets the accolades he deserves for his acting. If you want to see a great movie you need to check this one out and if you are a Sean Astin fan you will definitely like this movie.


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