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Toy Soldiers 1991

  • Daniel Petrie, Jr.
  • April 24, 1991
  • 112 mins
  • English
  • Action, Adventure, Thriller
They've Always been REBELS - TODAY, They Become HEROES.
After federal agents arrest a drug czar and put him on trial, the cartel leader's vicious son storms a prep school and takes its students hostage. They rebel against the armed intruders and try to take back their academy by any means necessary.


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I really, really liked this one back in 1991. I think I wore out the tape in a couple of years. This has to be the first rewatch since back then, and well...it's not all that entertaining anymore. Sure...I still get goosebumps when I hear the score. I still enjoy it to a certain extent, BUT...the shortcomings are so in-your-face that you can't ignore them.

The story is pretty basic, and believing that a bunch of high school kids could take down terrorists was a lot harder now than back in the early 90s. The FBI and special forces people just look inept and stupid, and some of the lines are so god damn cheesy I got cravings for Cheetos.

The movie is watchable. Mostly because of the actors. The kids actually did a good job in this one...even with the limited material to work with. No matter that most of them were headed for obscurity in a few years.

You won't die from watching Toy Soldiers, but I don't think all that many would be entertained either. Half a star extra for an excellent score.

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