The Toy (1982)
Average Rating: 4/10
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Release Date: Dec 10, 1982 Wide
Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 16,289
In The Toy, director Richard Donner and screenwriter Carol Sobieski update the 1976 Pierre Richard farce Le Jouet as a vehicle for comedian Richard Pryor. Pryor stars as out-of-work journalist Jack Brown, who's hit with the sudden realization that his idle book writing won't pay a 10,000-dollar sum necessary to keep his house from going to auction. Desperate, he is improbably hired as a cleaning lady in the offices of rich businessman and newspaper magnate U.S. Bates (Jackie Gleason). Running
Dec 10, 1982 Wide
Nov 13, 2001
Sony Pictures Entertainment
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Great cast, painfully precious result.
The Toy is nothing but a pointless plaything that needlessly wastes the gigantic comedy talents of legendary funnymen Pryor and Gleason
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