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The Toy

  PG HD Closed Captioning

Richard Donner

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Plot Summary

For the first time in motion picture history, the outrageous talent of Richard Pryor and the ingenious comedic sense of Jackie Gleason are combined in the same film. Gleason is U.S. Bates, a megalomaniac millionaire who owns most of south central Louisiana. Pryor is Jack Brown, a former journalist who has worked his way down the vocational ladder to the position of janitor in Bates' department store. Among Bates' other vast holdings is a young son Eric (Scott Schwartz), who visits his father for one week a year. Typically, Eric is chauffeured to the department store after-hours to pick out anything he wants. This time, Eric has a more elaborate toy in mind - Jack Brown. So begins the unique relationship that teaches Eric more about life than fun and games.

Customer Reviews

Those were the days!

Loved this movie as a child, love it still! Introduced my 12 year old goddaughter to it and she loved it too! Just pure comedy - no effects, no gimmicks, no assistance. One thing though is that PG back in the 80s was more like PG13 now so there's maybe 2 scenes that are not appropriate for small children - no profanity though.


Maybe a little less t.v. and a little more english?....Dawg.

Hilarious if you're old enough.

Those of us who remember the days when actors had to act and directors weren't animators will enjoy this blast to the 80s. Two comedy greats go head to head as they both mentor a spoiled brat.

The Toy
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2001

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