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Toys

  • Comedy
  • 1992
  • Barry Levinson
  • 116 mins
  • PG

Summary

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.

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Review

Rating: 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 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Leslie ZevoRobin Williams
The GeneralMichael Gambon
Alsatia ZevoJoan Cusack
GwenRobin Wright
PatrickL L Cool J
Kenneth ZevoDonald O'Connor
Owens OwensArthur Malet
Zevo SrJack Warden
Nurse DebbieDebi Mazar
Choir soloistWendy Melvoin
CortezJulio Oscar Mechoso
BakerJamie Foxx
ShimeraShelly Desai
HogensternBlake Clark
MagrawClinton Allmon
Guard at deskArt Metrano
TegnellTommy Townsend

Crew

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DirectorBarry Levinson

Details

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