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The Toy
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
half a star
The Toy Poster
Primary Location: First Saw: In Theatre Saw at/with: With Peter L.
Rating: PG Year: 1982 Category: Comedy
Director: Richard Donner Time: 102:00:00 min. Writer: Carol Sobieski

Reviews
Mine: So not funny it's hard to believe. At times down right distasteful. Yuch!
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Stultifying remake of the Pierre Richard comedy LE JOUET with Pryor as penniless writer hired by zillionaire Gleason as plaything for spoiled son Schwartz. A few good gags are lost in a sea of you-can't-buy-friends-you-gotta-earn-them lectures, not to mention dubious taste for an 80's film with a black in such a demeaning part.
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V. Gray's rating:
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(out of 5 stars)
Does anyone no how I can get a copy of the original French version of this movie? Unlike this American bastardization, the French version was wonderful. Was it twenty-some-odd years ago I saw it. It haunts me, I loved it, I want to see it again. I want to share it with my daughter...thanks.
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Cast
Ned Beatty Ned Beatty as:
Mr. Morehouse
Jackie Gleason as:
U. S. Bates
Wilfrid Hyde-White as:
Barkley
Tony King as:
Clifford
Richard Pryor as:
Jack Brown
Linda McCann as:
Honey Russell
Robert Heilson as:
Chaffeur
Ray Spruell as:
Sen. Newcomb