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Toys (1992)

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When a military general inherits a toy making company and begins making war toys, his employees band together to stop him before he ruins the name of Zevo Toys forever.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Leslie Zevo
... Lt. General Leland Zevo
... Alsatia Zevo
... Gwen Tyler
... Captain Patrick Zevo
... Kenneth Zevo
... Owen Owens
... Old General Zevo
... Nurse Debbie
Wendy Melvoin ... Choir Soloist
... Cortez
... Baker
... Shimera
... Hagenstern
... Guard at Desk
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Storyline

An eccentric toymaker's last wish is that his brother takes over the running of the business. The brother is a military General, and is out of touch with toymaking, and out of touch with reality too. The business should really have been given to Leslie, who was much more like his toymaking father. When the General starts making weapons instead of toys, Leslie decides to take action. Written by Rob Hartill

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Laughter is a state of mind.


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Rated PG-13 for some language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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18 December 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Revolta dos Brinquedos  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$21,452,082
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| (FMC Library Print) (dvd release)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Released about a month after the release of Aladdin (1992), in which Robin Williams voiced the Genie. Because of this, Williams asked Disney to keep his name out of the marketing for Aladdin and for the Genie to not take up more than 25% of the film's ad space. Disney ended up going back on the deal for both counts, resulting in a falling out between Williams and the studio. See more »

Goofs

Although the intent is to reference the famous phrase "Klaatu Barada Nikto" from The Day the Earth Stood Still, what General Zevo actually says is "Klaatu Bravada Nikto". See more »

Quotes

[Whistling the 's']
Leslie Zevo: You look ssssstunning.
Gwen Tyler: Oh, ssssstop.
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Connections

References The Honeymooners (1955) See more »

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Ebudae
Written by Enya and Roma Ryan
Produced by Nicky Ryan
Performed by Enya
Courtesy of Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
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An unappreciated and underrated gem
20 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

As a young child, Barry Levinson's 1992 film "Toys" was one of my favorite movies. At a young age I was fascinated by such a visually beautiful and surreal world that this mostly forgotten and seldom talked about film portrays. While the story of the film, which you can read about in the other reviews, is not the most well put together or best flowing story ever written, the witty comedy and especially the surrealism of it make up for this. Even Roger Ebert wrote in his review "Visually one of the most extraordinary films I've seen, a delight for the eyes, a bright new world."

While "Toys" was a box office flop and panned by critics, if you ask me, they failed to fully indulge themselves in the power of the film and it's special message about peace, joy, and innocence prevailing over war and evil.

If you are a fan of Salvador Dali's work or just a fan of surrealism in general, "Toys" is the perfect film for you. It's hard to think of another film with such vivid set designs that uses surrealism is such a creative and intelligent way. If you are just looking for a good comedy film to watch you might like "Toys" but this film is not for everyone. Approach the film with an open mind and I think you will either "Get It" or you won't.


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