The Toy (1982)

PG  |   |  Comedy

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An underemployed reporter finds himself literally purchased as a toy for a rich spoiled brat.


  • Richard Pryor and Scott Schwartz in The Toy (1982)
  • The Toy (1982)
  • Jackie Gleason in The Toy (1982)
  • Jackie Gleason in The Toy (1982)
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Did You Know?


In his E! True Hollywood Story (1996) bio, Scott Schwartz says that the hardest part of making this movie was working with Jackie Gleason. Because Schwartz was trained to memorize his lines, he would always get thrown off by Gleason's improvisations, resulting in his getting yelled at repeatedly by Gleason.


U.S. Bates: Eric bought a black man.
Fancy Bates: I wasn't aware that we sold them.


The boxing robot does not hit Jack in the groin. It actually hits Jack on the outside of his left hip.

Crazy Credits

The closing credits are shown aside four toy darts.


Release Date:

10 December 1982


English, German

Country of Origin


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,322,804 (USA) (12 December 1982)


$47,118,057 (USA)

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