Toy Soldiers

Toy Soldiers

Director: Daniel Petrie Jr. Cast: Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton, Keith Coogan


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/05/2002
UPC: 0043396089006
Original Release: 1991
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:51:00
Sales rank: 15,866

Special Features

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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sean Astin Billy Tepper
Wil Wheaton Joey Trotta
Keith Coogan Snuffy Bradberry
Andrew Divoff Luis Cali
Louis Gossett Dean Parker
Denholm Elliott Headmaster
T.E. Russell Hank Giles
George Perez Ricardo Montoya
Mason Adams Deputy Director Brown
Michael Champion Jack Thorpe
R. Lee Ermey General Kramer
Jerry Orbach Joey's Father (uncredited)
Joe Banks Brown's Aide
D. Adam Bonifant Nicholas Josephson
Brian Chavanne Actor
Russell C. Gagnon Guard
Caro Jones Actor
Max Maxwell HRT Commander
Julie Mossberg Actor
Janet Orcutt Woman in Pink
John Shaw Cali's Lawyer
Richard Travis Frank the Guard
Richard Warner FBI SAC
Shawn Phelan Derek
Tracy Brooks Swope Jennifer
Joe Inscoe Agent Grimes
Jerry Lyden Ben
Rene Gatica Colombian Judge
Jeremiah McLerran Ted
Jess Doran Enrique Cali
Stan Kelly Sheriff
Carol Shoemaker Press Secretary
Mark Retz Guber
Paul Sincoff Brave Student
Knowl Johnson "Phil" Donoghue
Rafael Robledo Carlos
Thomas R. Trigo Ruiz
Jerry Valdez Jorge
Christopher Northup Camouflaged Soldier
Sarah Stavrou Agent at Console
David Norris Concerned Student
Todd Bonifant Student
Mike Rogerson Student
Grady Weatherford Student
Darrell Elmore Sniper
Dennis Hunsinger Sniper
Cliff McLaughlin Commando
Brian Williams Commando
Jeff Ramsey Border Patrol Officer
Nick Dimitri Border Patrol Officer
Mark Brutsche Angry Parent
Cynthia Hayden Angry Parent
Denise Gordy Angry Parent
Michael Costello Angry Parent
Mimi Eisman Angry Parent
Lenny Steinline Angry Parent
Lloyd Williams Major
Jeremy Caplan Deputy Sheriff
Roy Borden Deputy Sheriff

Technical Credits
Daniel Petrie Director,Screenwriter
Mark Burg Executive Producer
Thomas Burstyn Cinematographer
Betsy Cox Costumes/Costume Designer
Marc Dabe Art Director
Robert Folk Score Composer
Jack E. Freedman Producer
Nicholas Hassitt Co-producer
Patricia Herskovic Producer
Caro Jones Casting
Chester Kaczenski Production Designer
Michael Kahn Editor
Donald C. Klune Co-producer,Production Designer
David Koepp Screenwriter
Doug Metzger Associate Producer
Judi Sandin Set Decoration/Design
Chuck Waters Stunts
Wayne S. Williams Producer
Chris Zarpas Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [5:54]
2. A Word With Mr. Donahue [3:15]
3. Late Night Entertainment [4:54]
4. Busted [2:48]
5. Border Patrol [1:21]
6. Confiscating Mouthwash [5:09]
7. Headmaster's Garden Office [2:51]
8. Taking Over the School [4:12]
9. Roll Call [6:27]
10. The FBI & Army Arrive [2:00]
11. Ground Rules [1:49]
12. New Quarters [1:30]
13. Brown Makes Contact [2:23]
14. Can't Sleep [3:29]
15. The Day Begins [4:20]
16. Billy Escapes [5:19]
17. 91 [9:59]
18. "We're Letting You Go." [6:32]
19. Joey's Got a Gun [1:33]
20. Jailhouse Revenge [5:49]
21. The Signal [1:43]
22. Making Their Moves [2:40]
23. The Switch [2:10]
24. The Assault Begins [3:40]
25. Helicopter Attack [4:29]
26. The Army Arrives & Attacks [1:56]
27. Storming the Main Building [1:48]
28. In the Headmaster's Office [:57]

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Toy Soldiers 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was entertaining but certainly not very realistic. I liked how the students used their intelligence but it's hard to imagine how in real life they could win out against real terrorists with machine guns. If you like seeing teenage boys stand around in their underwear (boxers and briefs) discussing strategy, this is for you. For all you 'Start Trek Next Generation' fans, Wil Wheaton is in this flick.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film keeps me on the edge of my seat every time I watch it. As others will say, totally unrealistic, but still great. Great bunch of actors including Andrew Divoff, Louis Gossett Jr., Wil Wheaton, and Sean Astin pre-hobbit status. The first time I saw 'the death', I have to admit I cried. Toy Soldiers is great to watch every once in a while, a real nice edition to your collection. Just the right amount of suspense, comedy, and action. Totally reccommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good film for teens, featuring a group of talented young actors. Sean Astin (Billy Tepper) and Wil Wheaton (Joey Trotta) are superior as the main rebel and his sidekick. As usual, Louis Gossett, Jr. gives an intense performance as the dean of a boys' private school taken over in a terrorist attack. Tons of foul language (yes, boys will be boys, but c'mon) and fairly graphic violence may offend some viewers, but underneath these trappings is a tale of bravery in the face of the evil embodied by the terrorists, especially their leader (well-played by Andrew Divoff). A tragic death in the midst of all the boyish bravado serves as a poignant reminder of the fragility of life. Minor flaws include technologically improbable solutions and the military comes across as more inept than the kids, but these are balanced by excellent acting from both teen and adult performers. (Special kudos to Jerry Orbach for his uncredited performance as Joey's Mafia boss father.) Overall, a decent action flick with plenty of heart.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a pretty good movie. Wil Wheaton is terrific in it. The movie has a very well written storyline, and is action-packed. I would recommend this to anyone who likes action movies.