Released in the USA on December 18 of 1992, "Toys" (also known as "Toys - giocattoli", "Tödliches Spielzeug") is a Fantasy/Comedy film directed by Barry Levinson . Robin Williams and Michael Gambon are starring, alongside Joan Cusack, LL Cool J, Donald O'Connor and Arthur Malet.
Laughter is a state of mind.
Who directed "Toys":
Toys was directed by Barry Levinson, an American director, producer, writer, and actor.
Before making Toys, Barry Levinson had directed Bugsy, released in 1991, Avalon (1990), Rain Man (1988), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Tin Men (1987), and Young Sherlock Holmes (1985). Since, he directed Jimmy Hollywood, released in 1994, Disclosure (1994), Wag the Dog (1997), Sphere (1998), Liberty Heights (1999), and An Everlasting Piece (2000).
When was "Toys" released:
Toys was initally released in the United States on Friday, December 18, 1992. Also released on this day was Leap of Faith (dir. Richard Pearce). This was twenty-five (25) years ago.
It has been released on Wednesday, April 28, 1993 in France; Thursday, May 06, 1993 in Italy; Friday, May 21, 1993 in Spain; Thursday, April 01, 1993 in Australia and on Saturday, March 20, 1993 in Japan.
What is the casting of "Toys":
At the casting of Toys we find Robin Williams, previously seen in Aladdin (1992) and FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992); Michael Gambon (Mobsters (1991), The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover (1989)); Joan Cusack (Hero (1992), My Blue Heaven (1990)) [ more... ]
- Arthur Malet and Robin Williams have both also be seen in Hook, released in 1991.
- Joan Cusack and Robin Williams also appeared together in Nine Months, released in 1995.
- Arthur Malet and Jack Warden also worked together in Heaven Can Wait, released in 1978.
- Debi Mazar and Jamie Foxx also worked together in Collateral, released in 2004.
What is the Storyline of "Toys":
At the Zevo Toys factory in a lovely field of green, owner Kenneth Zevo (Donald O'Connor) is dying. He expresses to his assistant Owen Owens (Arthur Malet) that he wants control of the business to go to his brother, military man Lt. Gen. Leland Zevo (Michael Gambon). Leland Zevo himself is uncertain of his brother's wishes, instead pointing out that his nephew, Leslie Zevo (Robin Williams), would be a worthy successor as he has apprenticed at Zevo Toys his entire life. Kenneth Zevo states that although [...]
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