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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.

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Erik Peter Carlson
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Cast

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

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

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Drama

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Erik Peter Carlson's The Toy Soldiers See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Singer/songwriter Sky Ferreira was in talks to play 'Cricket', however her European tour dates conflicted with the production schedule. See more »

Quotes

Jason: You must have been jerking like his little bro.
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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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A Perfect Compliment to the 80's w Dynamic Characterization
13 November 2014 | by santrisenicoleSee all my reviews

The Toy Soldiers is an incredible film that progressively builds in a nearly effortless way. From start to finish, the cast delivers epic performances leading to the ultimate crescendo: an ending like no other.

The film is precise in resonating with the true essence of the time period and authentically portrays pervasive themes of the 1980's while illustrating the ties that bind individuals, families, and friends.

This was my first introduction to several cast members but their performances and portrayals were outstanding nonetheless. I experienced MANY emotions during the viewing, which I consider a great feat for the ensemble because great films are known to make one cry and laugh all at the same time. In this specific case, I did both.


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