The Toy

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In The Toy, director Richard Donner and screenwriter Carol Sobieski update the 1976 Pierre Richard farce Le Jouet as a vehicle for comedian Richard Pryor. Pryor stars as out-of-work journalist Jack Brown, who's hit with the sudden realization that his idle book writing won't pay a 10,000-dollar sum necessary to keep his house from going to auction. Desperate, he is improbably hired as a cleaning lady in the offices of rich businessman and newspaper magnate U.S. Bates (Jackie Gleason). Running afoul of Bates' ...
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Overview

In The Toy, director Richard Donner and screenwriter Carol Sobieski update the 1976 Pierre Richard farce Le Jouet as a vehicle for comedian Richard Pryor. Pryor stars as out-of-work journalist Jack Brown, who's hit with the sudden realization that his idle book writing won't pay a 10,000-dollar sum necessary to keep his house from going to auction. Desperate, he is improbably hired as a cleaning lady in the offices of rich businessman and newspaper magnate U.S. Bates (Jackie Gleason). Running afoul of Bates' quick temper, Jack gets the axe, but is later spotted goofing around in a Bates-owned toy store by Bates' bratty son, Eric (Scott Schwartz), who's spending his annual week together with his estranged father. Taking his father's offer that he may have "anything in the store" quite literally, the spoiled kid asks for Jack as his personal toy for the week. Initially unwilling to be treated as a possession, Jack soon agrees after Bates offers to pay him enough to climb out of debt. When Eric's idea of fun includes dumping buckets of booby-trapped oatmeal on Jack's head and riding down the stairs of his father's mansion with Jack riding shotgun in a miniature car, it tests both Jack's patience and his resolve. But Jack discovers that Bates is ignoring Eric, which strengthens the bond between them and prompts them to seek revenge on the big jerk. ~ Derek Armstrong
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/7/2010
  • UPC: 014381690224
  • Original Release: 1982
  • Rating:

  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 3,526

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Pryor Jack Brown
Jackie Gleason U.S. Bates
Ned Beatty Mr. Morehouse
Scott Schwartz Eric Bates
Teresa Ganzel Fancy Bates
Wilfrid Hyde-White Barkley
Annazette Chase Angela
Tony King Clifford
Don Hood O'Brien
Karen Leslie-Lyttle Fraulein
Virginia Capers Ruby Simpson
Linda McCann Honey
Stuart Baker-Bergen Aerobics Class Leader
Robert Cherry Man in Carwash
Debra Cole Terry Gay
Robert Earle
Stocker Fontelieu District Attorney Russell
Orwin Harvey Grand Dragon
Harold G. Herthum
Bill Holliday
B.J. Hopper Geffran
George Howard
Helen Howard Party Guest
Stephen Kahan
Bruce Langley
Annie McGuire
Ray Spruell Sen. Newcomb
Paul Tuerpé State Trooper
Technical Credits
Richard Donner Director
Jerry A. Baerwitz Production Manager
Bill Scott Asst. Director
Margaret Booth Associate Producer
Phil Feldman Producer
Richard A. Harris Editor
Laszlo Kovacs Cinematographer
Moss Mabry Costumes/Costume Designer
Charles Rosen Production Designer
Carol Sobieski Screenwriter
Ray Stark Producer
Michael A. Stevenson Editor
Jesse Wayne Stunts
Patrick Williams Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [3:23]
2. Upsetting Angela [1:20]
3. Stanley's Advice [4:15]
4. Miss Jackie Brown [2:25]
5. The new cleaning lady [1:06]
6. U.S. Bates [3:54]
7. Master Bates [4:42]
8. Renting,not buying [3:40]
9. "Your present's arrived." [3:33]
10. An insult,not a job [4:06]
11. Fancy Bates [1:52]
12. Guided Tour [3:11]
13. The playroom [3:36]
14. Bath time [3:05]
15. Planned obsolescence [2:35]
16. Embarrassed & humiliated [4:42]
17. Getting Jack back [2:49]
18. "You earn a friend" [3:59]
19. Gone fishing [4:44]
20. Facts of life [4:24]
21. How Fancy met U.S. [3:15]
22. Candid camera [5:35]
23. Under arrest [:56]
24. The TOY [1:46]
25. Truth vs.Reality [6:03]
26. Klan fundraiser [5:30]
27. "I love you!" [4:35]
28. Doing what's right [6:38]
Side #2 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [3:23]
2. Upsetting Angela [1:20]
3. Stanley's Advice [4:15]
4. Miss Jackie Brown [2:25]
5. The new cleaning lady [1:06]
6. U.S. Bates [3:54]
7. Master Bates [4:42]
8. Renting,not buying [3:40]
9. "Your present's arrived." [3:33]
10. An insult,not a job [4:06]
11. Fancy Bates [1:52]
12. Guided Tour [3:11]
13. The playroom [3:36]
14. Bath time [3:05]
15. Planned obsolescence [2:35]
16. Embarrassed & humiliated [4:42]
17. Getting Jack back [2:49]
18. "You earn a friend" [3:59]
19. Gone fishing [4:44]
20. Facts of life [4:24]
21. How Fancy met U.S. [3:15]
22. Candid camera [5:35]
23. Under arrest [:56]
24. The TOY [1:46]
25. Truth vs.Reality [6:03]
26. Klan fundraiser [5:30]
27. "I love you!" [4:35]
28. Doing what's right [6:38]
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Menu

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      Spanish/Español
      Portuguese/Português
      Chinese
      Korean
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      Subtitles Off
   Bonus Trailers
      Matilda
      Jumanji
      Hook
Side #2 --
   Play Movie
   Audio Setup
      English
      French/Français
   Subtitles
      English
      French/Français
      Spanish/Español
      Portuguese/Português
      Chinese
      Korean
      Thai
      Subtitles Off
   Bonus Trailers
      Matilda
      Jumanji
      Hook
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