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Overview

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...
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Overview

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: 10/1/2013
  • UPC: 013132610030
  • Original Release: 1992
  • Rating:

  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Color
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:01:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 18,001

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 III Child of the World Choir
Ellen Chenoweth
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
Thoams 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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Disc #1 -- Toys
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Seriously! It's great

    Seriously. Take my word for it. Toys is an awesome movie. Stunning, sobering, awakening, enlightening and inspiring. Great movie.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2001

    A stunning piece of art and imagination!

    Few movies had introduced us into a world of imagination, laughter, innocence, and fantasy. TOYS is one of those movies. Maybe it was not a box-office success;however, it doesn't need it because of its incredible content and message. I am 15 years old,and I lived my childhood with this movie as many people lived their childhood along Star Wars. AN AMAZING PRODUCTION!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2014

    Worst movie Robin Williams ever made!

    Worst movie Robin Williams ever made!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Have always liked this movie

    This movie is very funny. It also has a meaning of how some people can go to extremes.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Toys should be viewed at least once without some critic telling you what is good and bad. You have an opinion of your own, use it.

    This movie did not do well at the box office; however, I suggest that a person should see it and decide for themself. Personally, I liked it.
    I guess the ones who did not like it, have a different value rating and did not see it through my eyes. Use your own eyes, you might like it, too.
    If nothing more than sentimental reasons, it was one of the last (may have been the last) movie featuring Donald O'Connell. That man deserves respect!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Its Robin Williams

    Whst do you expect from Robin Williams? It has his humor, with the underlying emotional stimulation. I love this movie, even though I don't love every scene!

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    Posted November 24, 2008

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