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The Toy

Country: USA

Genre: Comedy



On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat U.S. Bates takes him to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers many indignities as Eric's 'toy', but gradually teaches the lonely boy what it is like to have and to be a friend. Remake of the French movie "Le Jouet".


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  • Richard Pryor
  • Jackie Gleason
  • Scott Schwartz
  • Ned Beaty
  • Virginia Capers

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For Jasen: the movie you discribed was "Smokey and the Bandit" starring: Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, and Sally Fields! Jackie Gleason was one of America's funniest and most beloved Comedians! for me, he was always a joy to watch! my favorite show of his was "The Honeymooners" my favorite line of Jackie's in The Toy was "Ohff!" Scott was good as Eric, very watchable!

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I wish to some day see france film of same story. I think acting by both boy and man in film is very bad but I like old man he is funny. I seen him in other movie when he is sheriff and chase bandit. He is funny in both movies I seen him. But this movie The Toy is not good film and I never beleive story at all.

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Kewl, funny, positive movie. It not only hits a positive note on man-boy friendship and father-son issues, but it also crossed racial lines without making it a big focal point.

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