Toys

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This article is about the film, Toys. If you wanted an article on actual toys, see toy.


Toys is a 1992 film about a very large family-owned toy company. It is basically an anti-war story. The movie is noted for its strong use of surrealism.

Upon the death of Kenneth Zevo, founder and owner of the pacifistic company Zevo Toys, the company is willed to Zevo's brother Leland, a Lieutenant General, rather than his son Leslie or daughter Alsatia (who is actually a gynoid), both of whom would better hold the ideals of the company. Leland begins making violent products in secret, products that not only simulate violence but actually cause it and in turn to conquer the world. Eventually, a battle ensues, with Leslie and Alsatia winning; the company is restored to normal.

Toys was directed by Barry Levinson and written by Levinson and Valerie Curtin.

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