The Toy

Synopsis: On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat U.S. Bates takes him to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers many indignities as Eric's "toy", but gradually teaches the lonely boy what it is like to have and to be a friend.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Richard Donner
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
  1 win.
 
IMDB:
5.8
Metacritic:
16
Rotten Tomatoes:
10%
PG
Year:
1982
102 min
8 Views

[JEFFREY OSBORNE'S

"I JUST WANT TO BE

YOUR FRIEND" PLAYING]

So you've done the things

You thought you wanted to do

But they never fill that space

Inside of you

What you need is someone

Who will understand

Oh, can't you see

I'm holding out my hand

Oh, I just wanna be your friend

Just wanna be your friend

You know

Sometimes I'm lost and lonely too

Oh, I just wanna be your friend

Just wanna be your friend

Ive been searching

For a friend like you

So it's hard to be

The one you like to be

There are times

When you just need some company

When that situation's

Getting out of hand

You can reach for me

You know I'll understand

Oh, I just wanna be your friend

Just wanna be your friend

You know

Sometimes I'm lost and lonely too

Oh, I just wanna be your friend

Just wanna be your friend

I've been searchin'

For a friend like you

Everybody needs someone

It'll always be that way

There's one thing more

That I would like to say

[PEOPLE CHATTERING]

MAN 1:

Just to show you that

my heart's in the right place,

I'll give you a ticket

for some mouthwash,

because you got halitosis.

MAN 2:

Hey, that's my beer!

MAN 1:

I'm gonna raise you

a dollar in food stamps.

Hey, everybody.

There's a job at Haley's Car Wash.

Forget about it.

You're not gonna get it.

I'd like to call the hurry-up squad.

I've got a good hand.

What is this, a dog thing?

Nobody wants...

Who the hell put that in?

There's a lot.

I got two dogs.

Bring them down.

We'll barbecue them.

MEN:
Ha, ha, ha.

I'll do that. You can eat them.

You're lucky you didn't say

you had a kitty.

[ALL LAUGHING]

Put some Alpo coupons in.

That's some good food.

Pure horse meat.

Does not shrivel in the skillet.

You can spread it on bread.

Are we gonna play?

What have you got?

I got a straight.

I almost got a straight.

MAN 3:
Let's see your straight.

I got a pair of sevens. Ha-ha.

[CAR HORN HONKING]

MAN 4:

I got a pair of nines.

[GROUP CHATTERING]

MAN 5:

There are five, six puppies.

How you doing, baby?

Hi, baby.

Can I take something?

Take this.

What can I get?

You can get lost, Clifford.

I like that. Get lost.

Check this out, baby.

Jack.

How about one-on-one, little man?

It's all right with me, big man.

Get a feel of the ball.

Bounce it.

ANGELA:
Jack.

CLIFFORD:
Let me have it.

Come on. Can't you play the game?

Uh-huh.

Are you gonna do that every time?

Jack.

Jack, your Army buddy

came to my office today.

It was very embarrassing.

He's gonna auction off the house.

What?

He's gonna auction off the house.

No, they can't.

My parents gave me this house.

They gave you

the mortgage.

You know it's my house.

But we haven't paid in six months.

I haven't finished the book.

When I do, the publisher

will give me money.

Would you stop about the book?

Angela, you know I'm a writer.

Yes, darling. You are a writer.

A very good writer.

I am a writer, right?

He's a writer.

JACK:

Hey, everybody, ain't I a writer?

[UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYING

OVER SPEAKERS]

JACK:

Stanley!

Back, two, three, four.

Stanley!

Register at the desk

if you want to take the class.

I want to see my friend

before he goes to work.

Jack, get out of here.

Why are you upsetting Angela,

telling her you're selling my house?

You're not gonna sell it, right?

Hey!

The house belongs to the bank

unless you come up

with a quick 10 grand.

I'll try to stop them,

but I can't do anything

if you don't have a job.

So get a job

and get out, Jack.

I have a job.

Writing a book is a job.

Writing a book

is a cop-out, Jack.

Now get a job.

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Francis Veber

Francis Paul Veber (born 28 July 1937) is a French film director, screenwriter and producer, and playwright. He has written and directed both French and American films. Eight French-language films with which he has been involved, as either writer or director or both, have been remade as English-language Hollywood films: Le grand blond avec une chaussure noire (as The Man with One Red Shoe), L'emmerdeur (as Buddy Buddy), La Cage aux Folles (as The Birdcage), Le Jouet (as The Toy), Les Compères (as Fathers' Day), La chèvre (as Pure Luck), Les Fugitifs (as Three Fugitives), and Le dîner de cons (as Dinner for Schmucks). He also wrote the screenplay for My Father the Hero, the 1994 American remake of the French-language film Mon père, ce héros. Some of his screenplays started as theater plays (for instance, Le dîner de cons). This theatrical experience contributes to his films' tight structure, resulting in what has been called "marvels of economy".Many of his French comedies feature recurring types of characters, named François Pignon (a bungler) and François Perrin (a bully). more…

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