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Toy, The Movie

Movie Summary for Toy, The


In this 80's movie, a young boy will be taught the importance and the true value of friendship.

Toy, The DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie Toy, The was released on November 13, 2001 by Sony Pictures and is rated PG.


In the movie The Toy, Jack Brown is an unemployed writer looking for a job. Desperate, he manages to get a job with Ulysses Simpson, a wealthy man who owns several businesses.

When Batesí son arrives, he is so amused with Brown that he will pick him as his new toy. Now, The Toy will teach him one thing or two of having a good friend.


Jack Brown - Richard Pryor
Ulysses Simpson Bates - Jackie Gleason
Sydney Morehouse - Ned Beatty
Eric Bates - Scott Schwartz
Fancy Bates - Teresa Ganzel


According to Schwarts, the most difficult thing about making the movie The Toy was working with Gleason.

Although the critics didnít like the film The Toy, it was a huge success among the audiences.

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80's Film Facts:

The Movie Toy, The was released to theatres on 12/10/1982 by Columbia, and grossed $47,118,057 at the box office in the US.

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