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Barry Levinson (1992)

PG Certificate
Mon 6 Mar 1:50am - 4am Sky Cinema Family


Our Score
In this fragile fantasy, Donald O'Connor plays an ailing toymaker whose factory becomes an assembly line for destructive toys when his war-addicted brother, Michael Gambon, inherits the business. You'll gasp in sheer amazement at the magnificent sets and décor, which alone make this vainglorious slice of Pythonesque whimsy and allegory worth a look - just try to ignore the rather naive and self-indulgent plot. Robin Williams, playing the nephew who tries to stop Gambon manufacturing only war toys, is surprisingly low-key. Ironically, director Barry Levinson's cult flop could have done with one of Williams's over-the-top performances.


A dying toy-maker leaves the company to his brother, a power-mad general, who turns the friendly family factory over to the production of weapons. It falls to the general's zany nephew and his equally childlike sister to stand up for their father's benign world-view. Comedy, starring Robin Williams, Michael Gambon, Joan Cusack and Donald O'Connor.

Cast & Crew

Leslie Zevo Robin Williams
The General Michael Gambon
Alsatia Zevo Joan Cusack
Gwen Robin Wright
Patrick L L Cool J
Kenneth Zevo Donald O'Connor
Owens Owens Arthur Malet
Zevo Sr Jack Warden
Nurse Debbie Debi Mazar
Choir soloist Wendy Melvoin
Cortez Julio Oscar Mechoso
Baker Jamie Foxx
Shimera Shelly Desai
Hogenstern Blake Clark
Magraw Clinton Allmon
Guard at desk Art Metrano
Tegnell Tommy Townsend
Director Barry Levinson
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Some violence, edited for language. Available on: Available on video and DVD


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