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Toy Soldiers

The movie Toy Soldiers was based on the book Toy Soldiers.

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Movie details for Toy Soldiers

The movie was released in 1991 and directed by Daniel Petrie Jr.. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton, Keith Coogan, Andrew Divoff, R. Lee Ermey, Mason Adams, Denholm Elliott, Louis Gossett Jr., George Perez, T.E. Russell, Shawn Phelan, Michael Champion, Tracy Brooks Swope, Max Manwell, Joe Inscoe, Jerry Lyden, René Gatica, Jeremiah McLerran, Jesse Doran and Stan Kelly.

 

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Toy Soldiers is a slick dose of high-concept absurdity, and lots of fun if you don't think about it afterward. Adapted from a novel by William P. Kennedy, it's got the swift momentum that's a specialty of screenwriter David Koepp, whose later credits incl... Read More
Toy Soldiers is a slick dose of high-concept absurdity, and lots of fun if you don't think about it afterward. Adapted from a novel by William P. Kennedy, it's got the swift momentum that's a specialty of screenwriter David Koepp, whose later credits include Jurassic Park and Spider-Man. Matching Koepp's narrative energy is director and cowriter Daniel Petrie Jr., who wrote Beverly Hills Cop, and whose big-screen career stalled after this crowd-pleasing debut. The hokey plot involves a class of prep-school misfits (led by Sean Astin and Wil Wheaton) who use their rebellious ingenuity to foil Colombian terrorists who've taken over their school. The lead villain (Andrew Divoff) demands the return of his extradited drug-lord father (one of the prep students is the residing judge's son), and the inevitable showdown provides a heady mix of nonsense, graphic violence, and military muscle. It shouldn't work but it does, especially if you've got a tolerance for Die Hard clones that barely pass inspection. --Jeff Shannon

Book details for Toy Soldiers

Toy Soldiers was written by William Kennedy. The book was published in 1988 by St Martins Mass Market Paper. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

William Kennedy also wrote Ironweed (1979).

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