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The Toy Soldiers (2014)

R | | Drama | 14 November 2014 (USA)
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On one evening in a decade of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, the innocence of youth and family unravels. Five lives will change forever on this final evening before their hangout, The Toy Soldiers Roller Rink, closes its doors.


Erik Peter Carlson
5 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Najarra Townsend ... Angel
Constance Brenneman ... Mary Harris
Chandler Rylko ... Elliot Harris
Jeanette May Steiner ... Layla (as Jeanette May)
Samuel Nolan Samuel Nolan ... Jack Harris
Nick Frangione ... Steve
Amelia Haberman ... Sue Harris
Matthew Rogers Harrison ... The Stud (as Rogers Harrison)
Megan Hensley ... Cricket
Andre Myers ... Wilson
Kevin Pinassi ... Clyde Harris
Izzy Pollak Izzy Pollak ... Harold Beaver (as Isidor Pollak)
Thatcher Robinson Thatcher Robinson ... Jason
Marco Tazioli ... Freddie
Danny Whitehead Danny Whitehead ... Sean


On one evening in a decade of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, the innocence of youth and family unravels. Five parallel coming-of-age stories dramatize the stages of grief. A youthful mother in a custody battle over her children, finds tranquility with the bottle. The abuse of her ex-husband still haunts the children; a nineteen year old drug addict, and his younger brother, a bullied closet homosexual.There's the story of the dog; a teen who offers sexual favors to gain acceptance, the challenged classmate who would do anything for her love, and the redhead beauty, haunted by a secret, tragic past. These lives and others will change forever on this final evening before their hangout, The Toy Soldiers Roller Rink, closes its doors for the final time. Written by Riding Hood Motion Pictures

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Plot Keywords:

drugs | rock 'n' roll | sex | love | abuse | See All (32) »


In the 80's, there was Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll, ...and the loss of innocence.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language throughout, drug content and some violence including a brutal sexual assault

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Did You Know?


Writer/director, Erik Peter Carlson broke two of his toes on the first day of shooting. See more »


Layla: Ever feel like some people can't swear because they sound like an ass?
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Performed by Daily Bread
Written by Chris Mulder, Kimberly der Velden,
Atser Damsma, and Stefan Stoer
Published by Pigs Riot (SESAC)
o/b/o Drie Publishing/Sounds Like Publishing (BUMA)
Courtesy of Excelsior Recordings
By arrangement with pigFACTORY USA, LLC
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An Indie Masterpiece with Warnings
9 July 2014 | by ThomasAtTheMoviesSee all my reviews

I know that there are people who have different tastes, and maybe some older viewers will not be able to relate to it, or appreciate it. However, at the risk of sounding like a dick, I can confidently say that those are people I would not want to know anyways. This is a film that does what great films are supposed to do; that is to transcend our daily lives and bring us joy and fear at the same time. There are a few films that can be called indie masterpieces because all the different film elements that are brought together have a unique quality and vision and the final result is something more special than the sum of the elements themselves.

The soundtrack features some of the best music in recent times, in terms of making you feel joyous, and impervious to the world's problems. Mostly contributed by Daily Bread.

Erik Peter Carlson direction is even; giving the audience plenty of music and show stopping bits, yet unafraid to lure you back to the grim reality of what our heroes are always up against. The story is equal parts dramatic, comedic, exhilarating, and pensive, and moves along just as rhythmically as the music.

It's a wonderful, disturbing film that is meant to reach the youth by not holding back. It accomplishes this with great taste and with incredible form. Amazing movie.

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Release Date:

14 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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Erik Peter Carlson's The Toy Soldiers See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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