History Film / ToySoldiers

15th Jan '16 9:11:51 PM FuzzyBoots
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* BackedByThePentagon: The film had support from U.S. Army units, including real Blackhawk and Apache helicopters.
21st Dec '15 8:50:41 AM gallium
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* LanguageFluencyDenial: The villains are HidingBehindTheLanguageBarrier by speaking Spanish. They ask one of the students, Ricardo, if he speaks Spanish. Ricardo denies being able to speak the language. When the villain says in Spanish to shoot him anyway Ricardo yells "No, wait!" revealing himself.
9th Sep '15 11:06:18 PM Greenygal
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''Toy Soldiers'' is a film released in 1991, starring Louis Gossett Jr., Creator/SeanAstin, Creator/WilWheaton, and Keith Coogan. The Regis School has earned the nickname of "The Reject School" as many of it's students have been expelled from other boarding schools. When Luis Cali (perpetual villain Creator/AndrewDivoff), son of a powerful Colombian drug lord, takes over the school in an attempt to bargain for his father's release, The Rejects decide they won't settle with being hostages and begin hatching plans of sabotage and escape.

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''Toy Soldiers'' is a film released in 1991, starring Louis Gossett Jr., Creator/SeanAstin, Creator/WilWheaton, and Keith Coogan. The Regis School has earned the nickname of "The Reject School" as many of it's its students have been expelled from other boarding schools. When Luis Cali (perpetual villain Creator/AndrewDivoff), son of a powerful Colombian drug lord, takes over the school in an attempt to bargain for his father's release, The Rejects decide they won't settle with being hostages and begin hatching plans of sabotage and escape.
6th Sep '15 7:37:13 PM isoycrazy
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* ContrivedCoincidence: The remote controlled airplane's control chip evidently shares a common feature with [[spoiler: that of the detonator for the explosives.]]
** It was established earlier in the film that the chips were standardized.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: The remote controlled airplane's control chip evidently shares a common feature with [[spoiler: that of the detonator for the explosives.]]
** It
]] That said, it was established earlier in the film that the chips were standardized.



* HeroicBSOD: After Joey is killed, Billy sinks in deep depression, almost missing their chance that they planned so hard for.

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* HeroicBSOD: After Joey [[spoiler:Joey is killed, killed,]] Billy sinks in deep depression, almost missing their chance that they planned so hard for.



* TheMafia: Joey's father is a Don in the Mafia, he is ashamed of it and takes exception when his friends bring it up.

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* TheMafia: Joey's father is a Don in the Mafia, he and Joey is ashamed of it and takes exception when his friends bring it up.



* PapaWolf: Joey's father [[spoiler:takes the murder of his son hard and lashes out by ordering his guys in prison to kill the man Cali wants released]].



* WouldHurtAChild: When Joey Trotta (WilWheaton) tries to start a rebellion among the students, the Colombians shoot him down without hesitation. Cali does try to explain that, had the boy not grabbed a submachine gun from one of the guards and threatened his people with it, Cali probably would have been content to just beat up on him some as punishment instead of shooting him. Cali doesn't help his case by claiming it was an accident.

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* WouldHurtAChild: When [[spoiler: Joey Trotta (WilWheaton) (WilWheaton)]] tries to start a rebellion among the students, the Colombians shoot him down without hesitation. Cali does try to explain that, had the boy not grabbed a submachine gun from one of the guards and threatened his people with it, Cali probably would have been content to just beat up on him some as punishment instead of shooting him. Cali doesn't help his case by claiming it was an accident.
13th May '15 4:32:14 PM bisonx
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* BigBad: Luis Cali.


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* TheDragon: Jack Thorpe.
20th Mar '15 3:21:23 PM notShemp
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* ConvenientlyTimedDistraction: When Cali takes Billy hostage and holds him in Headmaster Gould's office while the Special Forces tries to enter before he can detonate the bomb, Dean Parker jumps through the window to kill Cali but Cali shoots him first, wounding him. With Cali distracted, the Special Forces enters the office and one of them shoots Cali in the [[BoomHeadshot back of his head]], killing him.
7th Oct '14 7:38:04 PM creepingdeath
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** It was established earlier in the film that the chips were standardized.


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* GuileHero: Billy Tepper mostly relies on his wits.


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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Dean Parker and the Headmaster are both this for the school. Deputy Director Brown and General Kramer also seem like this outside the school.
24th Sep '14 7:54:34 AM nelec
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''Toy Soldiers'' is a film released in 1991, starring Louis Gossett Jr., Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton, and Keith Coogan. The Regis School has earned the nickname of "The Reject School" as many of it's students have been expelled from other boarding schools. When Luis Cali (perpetual villain Creator/AndrewDivoff), son of a powerful Colombian drug lord, takes over the school in an attempt to bargain for his father's release, The Rejects decide they won't settle with being hostages and begin hatching plans of sabotage and escape.

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''Toy Soldiers'' is a film released in 1991, starring Louis Gossett Jr., Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton, Creator/SeanAstin, Creator/WilWheaton, and Keith Coogan. The Regis School has earned the nickname of "The Reject School" as many of it's students have been expelled from other boarding schools. When Luis Cali (perpetual villain Creator/AndrewDivoff), son of a powerful Colombian drug lord, takes over the school in an attempt to bargain for his father's release, The Rejects decide they won't settle with being hostages and begin hatching plans of sabotage and escape.
1st Sep '14 5:12:21 AM Orca19904
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* TheCartel

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* TheCartelAntiAir: One of the terrorists grabs a rocket launcher to try to shoot down an incoming special forces Blackhawk helicopter, [[spoiler: but ends up getting mowed down by an Apache gunship before he can use it]].
* BackedByThePentagon: The film had support from U.S. Army units, including real Blackhawk and Apache helicopters.
* TheCartel: Cali and his men, naturally.



* {{Delinquents}}: The dean asks Billy if he's going for a record in expulsions. He sells disguised booze to his classmates and is the ringleader in any pranks pulled by the students.

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* {{Delinquents}}: The dean asks Billy if he's going for a record in expulsions. He sells disguised booze to his classmates and is the ringleader in any pranks pulled by the students. His record makes authorities dealing with the siege reluctant to go with his proposed plan, until the Dean convinces them otherwise.


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* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: The operation to eliminate the terrorists and retake the school is conducted by special forces operatives.
* FastRoping: Several of the aforementioned special forces teams use this method to gain rapid access to the school grounds.


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* NoKillLikeOverkill: It's not enough for the terrorists to shoot up a cop car with a fifty-cal heavy machine gun, they have to blow it up with an anti-tank rocket launcher to top it off!


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* YanksWithTanks: The U.S. Army is brought in to help with the siege of the school when local law enforcement is unable to deal with the terrorists' firepower.
14th Aug '14 8:37:12 AM nelec
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''Toy Soldiers'' is a film released in 1991, starring Louis Gossett Jr., Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton, and Keith Coogan. The Regis School has earned the nickname of "The Reject School" as many of it's students have been expelled from other boarding schools. When Luis Cali (perpetual villain Andrew Divoff), son of a powerful Colombian drug lord, takes over the school in an attempt to bargain for his father's release, The Rejects decide they won't settle with being hostages and begin hatching plans of sabotage and escape.

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''Toy Soldiers'' is a film released in 1991, starring Louis Gossett Jr., Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton, and Keith Coogan. The Regis School has earned the nickname of "The Reject School" as many of it's students have been expelled from other boarding schools. When Luis Cali (perpetual villain Andrew Divoff), Creator/AndrewDivoff), son of a powerful Colombian drug lord, takes over the school in an attempt to bargain for his father's release, The Rejects decide they won't settle with being hostages and begin hatching plans of sabotage and escape.
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