All Genres: Fantasy, Comedy
Release Year: 1992
Director: Barry Levinson
Sound: Dolby Digital
Writing by: Valerie Curtin – (written by) &
Barry Levinson – (written by)
Produced by: Peter Giuliano – co-producer
Mark Johnson – producer
Barry Levinson – producer
Charles Newirth – co-producer
Cast: Robin Williams – Leslie Zevo
Michael Gambon – Lt. General Leland Zevo
Joan Cusack – Alsatia Zevo
Robin Wright Penn – Gwen Tyler (as Robin Wright)
LL Cool J – Captain Patrick Zevo
Donald O'Connor – Kenneth Zevo
Arthur Malet – Owen Owens
Jack Warden – Old General Zevo
Debi Mazar – Nurse Debbie
Wendy Melvoin – Choir Soloist
Julio Oscar Mechoso – Cortez
Music: Hans Zimmer
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Plot Outline: When a military general inherits a toy making company and begins making war toys, his employees band together to stop him before he ruins the name of Zevo Toys forever.
Plot: 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.
Movie Quotes: Leslie Zevo: We're going to fight fire with marshmallows.
Crazy Credits: We know about 18 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
Reason This Movie Went Straight to Home Video: Cuz It's So Darned Good!
Goofs: We know about 2 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Continuity: When General Zevo is in the arcade playing “Tank Gunner” you notice that his score bounces. It's at -2400 at the point where he only shoots UN Trucks (each truck is -1000 points) and in the next seen he's at 1600 points, down to 400, then up to 3600, then down to -6000, then -3400, and finally -7000.
Trivia: There are 14 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- The words used by the General in an attempt to stop the rampaging sea creature are “Klaatu, Barada, Nikto”, the same words used to command the robot Gort in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951).
- The “electric jacket” worn by Robin Williams was created by the Italian actor Giancarlo Giannini.
- Director Trademark: [Barry Levinson (I)] Ralph Tabakin (Fred) has appeared in every Levinson picture from Diner (1982) to Liberty Heights (1999).