Jackie Gleason and Richard Pryor mixed their drastically different comic stylings to produce the enjoyable comedy The Toy. Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment has announced a release date for the film in November.
On one of his bratty son Eric’s (Scott Schwartz) annual visits, The plutocrat U.S. Bates (Jackie Gleason) takes Eric to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor (Richard Pryor) who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers many indignities as Eric’s “toy,” but gradually teaches the lonely boy what it is like to have and to be a friend.
Unfortunately, “The Toy” will contain no special features, save for a theatrical trailer, but will contain both fullscreen and widescreen copies of the film presented with the original mono sound.
“The Toy” will be available on November 13th for $19.95.