Synopsis: An eccentric toymaker's last wish is that his brother takes over the running of the business. The brother is a military General, and is out of touch with toymaking, and out of touch with reality too. The business should really have been given to Leslie, who was much more like his toymaking father. When the General starts making weapons instead of toys, Leslie decides to take action.
Director(s): Barry Levinson
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min

General Zevo, I'm Owen Owens.

Sorry for the urgent telegram ...

but we think

that he will not be long.

He hears not be here,

but you know how your brother.

The factory is his life.

- How is his condition?

He's dying.

Is that true or is it a rumor?

The doctors agree.

The end is approaching.

Kenneth Zevo


It was a terrible decision,

but I had no choice.

I wanted the leadership of the case

my son over to Les ...

or even my daughter Alsatia.

He is not ready yet

for such a big responsibility.

And she is ...

I wanted to talk to you

before I die. I have a proposal.

You were Daddy's favorite. You are in

entered his footsteps and I do not.

But I have built this company

and I am proud.

I do not

it lost me.

I want you to take the lead

Zevo of Toys.

You want me to give up the army?

- Vietnam Since you are not happy.

They just gave away.

- Let's face it, Leland.

Your glory days are over.

Your big war will never come.

You need your leadership skills

not waste.

Would you want me to follow?

- It is really worthwhile.

It is a new challenge, a chance

to finally be independent.

A place where you are appreciated.

What do you think?

Full control

about the company?

And then Astatia and Leslie?

- I want them to stay here to work.

They love it. It's their world.

And I hope with your help ...

Leslie you can ever follow

when you retire.

He simply has no ambitions.

I'll call an ambulance.

Dorothy, an ambulance quickly.

What is it? Is it, Kenny?

- It's his heart.

He tied his hat

with his pacemaker.

It is a warning signal.

- It's strange, Leland.


I beg you,

think again about your decision.

My brother is the key, as will

Leslie finally grow up.

It is a huge risk.

Your son is such a ...


I know. That's me too.

Leslie, Alsatia, ready?

Are you ready to clean up?

- The waiting limo.

I'd rather take dad's car,

if you do not mind.

This friendly man goes

now his resting place.

He leaves a legacy

of innocence and fun.

If the child now

a peaceful citizen ...

he has partly due

this great man.

And when I talk about 'man' I mean,

I only physical sense.

For he was

the eternal child in us all.

The grief that we feel ...

The grief that we feel ...

But the sorrow we feel ...

a game laugh

That was a good one, Dad.

But the sadness we feel,

is mitigated by the science ...

somewhere angels blowing

looks at the horns of this man.

Tin horns, which is nice.

Those are fun.

We need that thing

not get out of the box?

Daddy would not want.

The batteries are quickly discharged.

Tin horns,

that you continue the game.

I know what you mean.

I want tomorrow

a tour of the factory.

With an earring or something

you draw extra attention to.

We laugh from big ears?

- No, small heads.

We get letters at least

of the royal family.

It shines too much.

I've General Zevo with me.

- We look at some new gadgets.

Come sit with us?

Bad dog. Do you have a newspaper

to convey that information to pick?

I may not leave.

Very good.

- A machine poop on leash.

Sh*t canned.

- Or a bath. Shampoep.

If one wants to do poo in the bath?

- Only if it floats.

We have

all done it once.

This is not a shared experience.

Are they paid for this?

What is that?

- That's Alsatia.

She wears like

doll clothes and doll wigs.

She wants everything first try itself.

She is very dedicated.

Fool. This can not continue.

Everything is ready.

The fabrics ...

the prototypes,

the new fashion designs.

I do not like girl stuff.

- Do you not see the designs?

They're really cute.

Want to have lunch? I have pull

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Valerie Curtin

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