Toys

  • PG
  • Barry Levinson (1992)
  • US
  • 116 min
Toys
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

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 d├ęcor, 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.

Plot Summary

Comedy fantasy starring Robin Williams, Michael Gambon and Joan Cusack. Dying toy magnate Kenneth Zevo leaves his manufacturing business to his army general brother, who soon tries to develop a line of war toys. It is up to Kenneth's children, Leslie and Alsatia, to put the business back on track.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Barry Levinson

Other Information

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