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Toys [1992] (1 disc)

Director:Barry Levinson
Writer:Barry Levinson
Valerie Curtin
Composer:Hans Zimmer
Trevor Horn
Length:118 minutes
(1 hour 58 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Comedy
Sorting Tub:Delta
IMDB Rating:5.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:30%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: When a military general inherits a toy making company and begins making war toys, his employees band together to stop him before he ruins the name of Zevo Toys forever.

Reaction: Bizarre, odd-ball, and incessantly madcap. Don't look too deep below the surface and be ready for some dramatic shifts in tone, but there are some shots here that will really stick with you. Fun but not particularly profound.

Personal Rating: 6/10

Barry Levinson => Director / Writer
Valerie Curtin => Writer
Hans Zimmer => Composer
Trevor Horn => Composer
Art Metrano => Guard at Desk
Arthur Malet => Owen Owens
Blake Clark => Hagenstern
Debi Mazar => Nurse Debbie
Donald O'Connor => Kenneth Zevo
Jack Warden => Old General Zevo
Jamie Foxx => Baker
Joan Cusack => Alsatia Zevo
Jonathan McGarry => Great Egghead
Julio Oscar Mechoso => Cortez
LL Cool J => Captain Patrick Zevo
Manny Portel => Joe at Cafeteria
Michael Gambon => Lt. General Leland Zevo
Ralph Tabakin => Fred
Robin Williams => Leslie Zevo
Robin Wright => Gwen Tyler
Shelly Desai => Shimera
Yeardley Smith => Researcher Miss Drum

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The "electric jacket" worn by Robin Williams was created by the Italian actor Giancarlo Giannini.
  • It took director Barry Levinson over 10 years to develop the film. It took 10 months to shoot.
  • General Zevo mentions building armed "toy" planes and refers to himself as the "general of tomorrow." Small pilotless aircraft have been used by militaries since World War I, but the RQ-1 Predator (a system that closely resembles General Zevo's idea) entered service three years after the film was released.
  • Jamie Foxx's film debut.
  • Robin Williams states that dying his hair orange, and the costume he wore, made him feel like The Sixth Doctor in [Doctor Who (1963)].
  • Robin Williams and Joan Cusack performed "The Mirror Song" themselves in the MTV scene.