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The Toy
The Toy
Actors: Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty, Scott Schwartz, Teresa Ganzel
Director: Richard Donner
Genres: Comedy, African American Cinema
PG     2001     1hr 42min


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Actors: Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty, Scott Schwartz, Teresa Ganzel
Director: Richard Donner
Creators: László Kovács, Michael A. Stevenson, Margaret Booth, Phil Feldman, Ray Stark, Carol Sobieski, Francis Veber
Genres: Comedy, African American Cinema
Sub-Genres: Richard Pryor, African American Cinema
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 11/13/2001
Original Release Date: 12/10/1982
Theatrical Release Date: 12/10/1982
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 42min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 5
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
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Reviewed on 12/6/2007...
hilarious classic movie...

Movie Reviews

A great movie
retrowens | Alabama, USA | 09/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A lot of people don't like "The Toy" for some reason, but I did. I didn't see what's not to like about the movie. Jack (Richard Pryor) is a journalist who is trying to find a good job. Eric (Scott Schwartz) is a boy who gets everything he wants, but is struggling to get along with his father. Therefore, Eric gets his dad (Jackie Gleason) to buy Jack as his toy because that's what he wants. Jack and Eric turn out to be great friends and Jack becomes a role model for Eric and teaches him some great lessons. "The Toy" is a great movie. Parts of it are hilarious and some parts have a lot of meaning to them. I recommend anybody to get "The Toy.""
Comedy Classic Plain and Simple
TIM B | Rosemont, Illinois United States | 05/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"So many people try to turn this movie into a battle about race. Lest we forget that Richard Pryor is the hero in this movie teaching the boy NOT to be racist, arrogant or judge people. In the end the Klan and the other racists get what they have coming to them. So enjoy this movie for what it is; Lighthearted, simple, fun and hysterical, nothing more and nothing less."
This is a childhood classic,comedy at its finest.
TIM B | 03/06/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is not about Jackie Gleason being a slave driver to Richard Pryor,it is just the opposite.Jack accepts the job of being erics "toy" for a good sum of money.The movie is a good flick i have enjoyed watching since I was a kid back in '83.I enjoyed it then and I still enjoy it now.I must have seen this movie at least 50 times and I havent gotten tired of it yet.Its like a fine wine,gets better with age."