In a disastrous throwback to his roots as a TV sketch writer, Barry Levinson created one of 1992's most notable flops in TOYS, a schmaltzy variety-show routine inflated into a rudderless mess of a fantasy. Dying of a heart ailment, toymaker Kenneth Zevo (Donald O'Connor) entrusts his
factory to his brother, an army general (Michael Gambon) with no more wars to fight. Zevo has a son, Leslie (Robin Williams), and a daughter, Alsatia (Joan Cusack), but he feels his children are too naive and innocent to run the factory. Upon the death of his brother, the General turns the
once-happy factory into an oppressive assembly line. Leslie is left to supervise the manufacture ...