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The Toy Soldiers (2014)

R | | Drama | 14 November 2014 (USA)
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On one evening in a decade of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, the innocence of youth and family unravels. Five lives will change forever on this final evening before their hangout, The Toy Soldiers Roller Rink, closes its doors.

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Erik Peter Carlson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Najarra Townsend ... Angel
Constance Brenneman ... Mary Harris
Chandler Rylko ... Elliot Harris
Jeanette May Steiner ... Layla (as Jeanette May)
Samuel Nolan Samuel Nolan ... Jack Harris
Nick Frangione ... Steve
Amelia Haberman ... Sue Harris
Matthew Rogers Harrison ... The Stud (as Rogers Harrison)
Megan Hensley ... Cricket
Andre Myers Andre Myers ... Wilson
Kevin Pinassi ... Clyde Harris
Izzy Pollak Izzy Pollak ... Harold Beaver (as Isidor Pollak)
Thatcher Robinson Thatcher Robinson ... Jason
Marco Tazioli ... Freddie
Danny Whitehead Danny Whitehead ... Sean
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On one evening in a decade of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, the innocence of youth and family unravels. Five parallel coming-of-age stories dramatize the stages of grief. A youthful mother in a custody battle over her children, finds tranquility with the bottle. The abuse of her ex-husband still haunts the children; a nineteen year old drug addict, and his younger brother, a bullied closet homosexual.There's the story of the dog; a teen who offers sexual favors to gain acceptance, the challenged classmate who would do anything for her love, and the redhead beauty, haunted by a secret, tragic past. These lives and others will change forever on this final evening before their hangout, The Toy Soldiers Roller Rink, closes its doors for the final time. Written by Riding Hood Motion Pictures

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drugs | rock 'n' roll | sex | love | abuse | See All (32) »

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In the 80's, there was Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll, ...and the loss of innocence.

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language throughout, drug content and some violence including a brutal sexual assault

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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Erik Peter Carlson's The Toy Soldiers See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The 2005 draft of the screenplay was titled after EPC's roller rink hangout from childhood. See more »

Quotes

Jason: I'd like to suck on them while I play Kong!
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She Spider
Performed by Daily Bread
Written by Chris Mulder, Kimberly der Velden,
Atser Damsma, and Stefan Stoer
Published by Pigs Riot (SESAC)
o/b/o Drie Publishing/Sounds Like Publishing (BUMA)
Courtesy of Excelsior Recordings
By arrangement with pigFACTORY USA, LLC
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The Youth of This Sick Country
13 June 2014 | by FarandFewBetweenSee all my reviews

Erik Peter Carlson has broken the boundaries with this film. It is one of the realist depictions of our countries' youth. I never once saw this as a shock film, I saw honesty and truth behind every scene. This is really what is happening in our backyards. Kids are not as young as they used to be, and are growing up in a world with more possibilities and distractions than ever before. This is the modern world, and these are the newest leaders.

While this is not what happens with all of our youth, it does paint a beautiful picture of just a handful. This is happening all over this country. In the wealthy, poor, and everything in- between, our children are experimenting without any form of education or realization of their actions.

This is better and more honest than any reality program out there and it may scare the daylights out of you. This is our world, we must change it. F**king brilliant. Want to see it again.


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