The Toy Poster

Release Date: 1982

DVD Release Date: November 13th, 2001

PG|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
Unemployed journalist Jack Brown (Richard Pryor) is attempting to make ends meet as the night janitor in a ritzy department store owned by Louisiana millionaire U.S. Bates (Jackie Gleason). On his annual visit to his father's store, Bates' pampered son, Eric (Scott Schwartz), is told he can choose one item in the toy department. To everyone's horror, he chooses Jack. Paid handsomely to spend one week with the troublesome kid, Jack soon discovers the roots of Eric's bad behavior.

Cast: Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Scotty Schwartz, Ned Beatty, Teresa Ganzel, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Annazette Chase, Tony King

Director: Richard Donner

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Rastar Pictures, Delphi Film Foundation, Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: 1980s, Transformation, Father, Growing up, Playful, Son