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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.

Director:

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Williams ... Leslie Zevo
Michael Gambon ... Lt. General Leland Zevo
Joan Cusack ... Alsatia Zevo
Robin Wright ... Gwen Tyler
LL Cool J ... Captain Patrick Zevo
Donald O'Connor ... Kenneth Zevo
Arthur Malet ... Owen Owens
Jack Warden ... Old General Zevo
Debi Mazar ... Nurse Debbie
Wendy Melvoin Wendy Melvoin ... Choir Soloist
Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Cortez
Jamie Foxx ... Baker
Shelly Desai ... Shimera
Blake Clark ... Hagenstern
Art Metrano ... 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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Revolta dos Brinquedos See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$21,452,082
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print) (dvd release)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Much of the look draws its inspiration from surrealist painter René Magritte. This is most obvious in the break in scene where Leslie and Alsatia pretend they're doing a music video featuring raining men in the background. See more »

Goofs

In the arcade scene, a cabinet of the Konami shoot 'em up Lightning Fighters is shown. However, upon seeing the game itself, it is actually the Sega flight simulator Strike Fighter. See more »

Quotes

Alsatia Zevo: So this is Paris.
Patrick Zevo: What?
Leslie Zevo: She still needs some work.
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Connections

Featured in The Directors: The Films of Barry Levinson (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

The Happy Worker
Written by Trevor Horn and Bruce Woolley
Produced by Trevor Horn
Performed by Tori Amos
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
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Beautiful Disaster
17 June 2000 | by centropolisSee all my reviews

This film was like the 311 song. Barry Levinson does know how to direct. I loved "Tin Men", "Diner", "Wag The Dog",etc. This film is visually dazzling. Fernandino Scarfiotti's design WILL blow you away. A lot of people HATED this movie. I liked it's stunning visuals and sweet moments. Watch the film. Decide for yourself.


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