When Jackie Gleason told his son he could have any present he wanted, he could have picked the most outrageous gift of all... Richard Pryor.
Jackie Gleason stars as U.S. Bates, a rich and high-handed Southern tycoon, who believes that money can buy anything. Richard Pryor is the flat-broke, would-be journalist, who gets an amazing offer....to become a plaything for Bates' spoiled young son (a debut role for Scott Schwartz), a young terror who gets all that he wants but nothing he desires. "But I'm not for sale, man", insists Pryor. "I thought we settled that in the Civil War". But it turns out that like almost everyone else in the picture, he too has a price. Reluctantly he becomes....The Toy. The situation guarantees entertainment for all as the chemistry between Gleason and Pryor, two of America's most popular comics, produces wild laughter, warmth and sheer delight.
© Columbia Pictures
Director: Richard Donner
Cast: Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Terisa Ganzel, Wilfred Hyde - White, Ned Beatty, Scott Schwartz
Second re-issue of 'The Toy' from 1986. Retail/rental crossover. Official Run Time: 97 mins.
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