A millionaire's son visits his father once a year and gets to pick out anything he wants from the department store. He picks out the janitor.
Genre: Feature Film-Comedy
Release Date: 23-MAR-2004
Media Type: DVD
This well-packaged 1983 remake of the French comedy Le Jouet features two legendary actors in an unlikely pairing. Richard Pryor (Live on the Sunset Strip, Stir Crazy) plays a down on his luck writer who is talked into taking a job as a plaything for the spoiled rich kid of billionaire Jackie Gleason (The Hustler), who just can't communicate with his own son. Amidst a constant stream of abuse and slapstick adventures, Pryor manages to bring out the heart in both father and son and bring them closer together, as he fights to retain his own dignity. Director Richard Donner (Superman, Lethal Weapon) concentrates on the outlandish set pieces and wisely leaves the comic timing up to the two old pros, making The Toy an entertaining diversion. --Robert Lane --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Well, for anyone familiar with the original there will be no question. For those unfamiliar here is the following... Read morePublished on Sept. 4 2002 by Honest Abe
I remember watching 'The Toy' as often as I could whenever it popped up on cable back when I was a young'un. For some reason, I found it unusually engrossing. Read morePublished on Dec 30 2001 by Zagnorch
being a Big Richard Pryor Fan it's hard to get into this film.seeing a Black Man used as Property for laughs&whatnot is not easy to take&therefore i avoid this film. Read morePublished on Oct. 9 2001 by MAXIMILLIAN MUHAMMAD