Toy Soldiers [P&S] [DVD] [1991]

  • SKU: 4824417
  • Release Date: 11/05/2002
  • Rating: R
Daniel Petrie Jr.'s tale of a military school, Toy Soldiers, comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that fails to preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include trailers for other films. This is a subpar release from Columbia/TriStar that may interest some because of the young actors involved.
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 7)

Special Features


  • Digitally mastered audio & Video
  • Remastered in high definition
  • Full screen presentation
  • Audio: english
  • Subtitles: english, french
  • Bonus trailers
  • Interactive menus
  • Scene selections
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Toy Soldiers
Dead Poets Society and Die Hard bash heads in this action drama set in a Northeastern prep school. The film opens as a crazed Central American terrorist, Luis Cali (Andrew Divoff), goes on a shooting spree, attempting to gain his drug baron father's release from extradition to the United States. The following sequence introduces some malcontented rich kids from the prep school --Joey Trotta (Wil Wheaton), the son of a New Jersey mob leader; Billy Tepper (Sean Astin), a reprobate who has been to four boarding schools in as many years; Snuffy Bradbury (Keith Coogan), whose rich banker father is the chairman of the Republican Party; Ricardo Montoya (George Perez), the son of a big-shot lawyer; and Hank Giles (T.E. Russell), whose father is the head of the House Armed Services Committee. The boys disregard their studies and spend their waking hours giving Dean Parker (Louis Gossett Jr.) a hard time. The two storylines collide when Luis, with a group of terrorist goons, make their way across the U.S. border and invade the boarding school, planning to take hostage the son of his father's judge. But the authorities have already removed the boy from danger, so Luis and the terrorists decide to hold the entire student body hostage until their demands are met. Working with the FBI and the special government forces, the rebellious groups of boys have to devise a plan to short-circuit the hostage situation. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Sean Astin
    Sean Astin - Billy Tepper
  • Wil Wheaton
    Wil Wheaton - Joey Trotta
  • Keith Coogan
    Keith Coogan - Snuffy Bradberry
  • Andrew Divoff
    Andrew Divoff - Luis Cali
  • Denholm Elliott
    Denholm Elliott - Headmaster



Overall customer rating

4.3
86%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Movie

    Posted
    Fletch
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    Good story line and set of actors. I loved when I saw it at the local drive in and still great now. However, it plays in 4:3 screen ratio. No big deal though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good Cast, Not so Great Movie or Dvd

    Posted
    kevman79

    'Toy Soldiers' features a great cast, unfortunately this dvd, or the film itself for that matter, are hardly worthy of any praise whatsoever. Skip it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great early 90's flick

    Posted
    Beth
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    If you haven't seen this film, you simply must. If you have, then you know I'm right. Great cast. Great movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love this movie

    Posted
    Anonymous

    I really enjoyed this movie when I was a child and now that I've gotten older, I fell in love with movie all over again!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great 80's movie!

    Posted
    DnDFantasyFootball
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    If you've never seen it, it can feel a bit dated, but it is a very good movie! Definitely worth checking out!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must see.

    Posted
    Howie
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    Great action movie for the whole family. Made a great gift for my spouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome movie

    Posted
    Screamer
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    My bro has always wanted to see this movie. He enjoyed it very much...

    I would recommend this to a friend


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