Toys

Toys

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Director: Barry Levinson

Cast: Barry Levinson, Robin Williams, Michael Gambon, Joan Cusack

     
 

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Barry Levinson directed this cautionary fantasy fable--a triumph of production design--concerning the clash between benevolent, funny toys and malevolent, violent war toys and video games. Donald O'Connor is the kindly, gentle Kenneth Zevo, founder of Zevo Toys. The workers love him and the love they feel for Zevo comes through in the lovingly cute toys they produce.… See more details below

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Barry Levinson directed this cautionary fantasy fable--a triumph of production design--concerning the clash between benevolent, funny toys and malevolent, violent war toys and video games. Donald O'Connor is the kindly, gentle Kenneth Zevo, founder of Zevo Toys. The workers love him and the love they feel for Zevo comes through in the lovingly cute toys they produce. His son Leslie (Robin Williams) is an eccentric inventor who concentrates on coming up with different styles of plastic vomit and over-sized ears. His addle-headed daughter Alsatia (Joan Cusack) enjoys trying out all of Leslie's inventions. But their innocent, idyllic existence is soon to be shattered. Kenneth is dying and he is reluctant to bequeath the factory to the immature hands of Leslie and Alsatia. He finally decides to pass on his factory to his three-star general brother (Michael Gambon), reasoning that the general will run the factory efficiently and prod Leslie and Alsatia into adulthood. When Kenneth dies, the general and his army surplus son Patrick (LL Cool J) immediately turn Zevo Toys into an oppressive fascistic environment. The general also stops production of the innocent Zevo products and forces the workers to manufacture violent interactive video games and sadistic war toys. Leslie must rouse himself out of his over-long childhood to preserve the tradition of Zevo Toys. Although Toys did not fare well at the box office, it features a stunning combination of production design by Ferdinando Scarfiotti and art direction by Edward Richardson.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/01/2013
UPC:
0013132610030
Original Release:
1992
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Color]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:01:00
Sales rank:
22,470

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robin Williams Leslie Zevo
Michael Gambon The General
Joan Cusack Alsatia Zevo
Robin Wright Gwen Tyler
LL Cool J Patrick Zevo
Donald O'Connor Kenneth Zevo
Arthur Malet Owen Owens
Jack Warden Old Gen. Zevo
Debi Mazar Nurse Debbie
Felton Anderson Child of the World Choir
Ellen Chenoweth Actor
Delores Finch Factory Worker
Amy Arwen Gibbins Child of the World Choir
Sam Levinson War Room Player
Roldan Nill Williams Factory Worker
Wendy Melvoin Choir Soloist
Julio Oscar Mechoso Cortez
Jamie Foxx Baker
Shelly Desai Shimera
Blake Clark Hogenstern
Art Metrano Guard at Desk
Tommy Townsend Gen. Tagnell
Clinton Allmon Gen. Magraw
Kate Benton Researcher
Stephen Park Researcher
Julie Haydon Researcher
Yeardley Smith Researcher
Ralph Tabakin Fred
Martha Faulkner Mary, Housekeeper
Alex Bookston Minister
Manny Portel Joe
Brooks Mondae Guard in General's Office
Kevin West Technician, with Tigers
Jonathan McGarry 'Great Egghead'
Jacque Lynn Colton Woman in Supermarket
Jenny Canales Child of the World Choir
Nicholas Herbon Child of the World Choir
Benjamin Hernandez Child of the World Choir
Sarah M. LeFever Child of the World Choir
Kristy E. Miller Child of the World Choir
Tashequa J. Peterson Child of the World Choir
Heather Rogers Child of the World Choir
Lisette Yvonne Saucedo Child of the World Choir
Lisel Brunson Factory Worker
Summer Simaan Child of the World Choir
Jimmy Spooner Child of the World Choir
Sarah Yee Child of the World Choir
Lisa Fink Factory Worker
Jerry Goldman Factory Worker
Gerald McKinnie Factory Worker
Dolores E. Sebrasky Factory Worker
John Stevens Factory Worker

Technical Credits
Barry Levinson Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Adam Greenberg Cinematographer
Valerie Curtin Screenwriter
Linda de Scenna Set Decoration/Design
Thomas Dolby Score Composer
Enya Score Composer
Mick Garris Screenwriter
Peter Giuliano Co-producer
Mark Johnson Producer
Stu Linder Editor
Charles James Newirth Producer
Ed Richardson Art Director
Ferdinando Scarfiotti Production Designer
Anthony Thomas Choreography
Albert Wolsky Costumes/Costume Designer
Hans Zimmer Score Composer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Toys
1. Chapter 1 [9:55]
2. Chapter 2 [11:14]
3. Chapter 3 [8:50]
4. Chapter 4 [11:43]
5. Chapter 5 [8:27]
6. Chapter 6 [8:18]
7. Chapter 7 [11:06]
8. Chapter 8 [10:23]
9. Chapter 9 [9:36]
10. Chapter 10 [10:23]
11. Chapter 11 [9:57]
12. Chapter 12 [6:53]
13. Chapter 13 [4:40]

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