Small Soldiers (1998)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Comedy


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When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.


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1 January 1999 | Tophee
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| Small Soldiers is good old fashioned, Tongue-in-cheek fun.
Small Soldiers is good old fashioned, Tongue-in-cheek fun.

Regular movie watchers will see many of their favorite characters, all caricatured here together as either a Commando-Elite or a Gorgonite warrior.

The names of the characters, particularly the Commando-Elite, are extremely good, and worthy of an award of their own.

Although some of the animation is a little wooden, that just seemed to add to the whole flavour of the film.

As long as you don't have any pre-conceptions about this film, and ignore the hype, you are in for some highly entertaining fun. After all, who can watch a room full of bikini-clad barbie-dolls-with-attitude, "playing with their owner for a change", without breaking into a grin...

Favorite quote: "Lets see how you like being played with"

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Trivia

One of the only PG-13 movies to ever be sold on videocassette in a clamshell case. Also the last.


Quotes

Irwin Wayfair: He's here! He's early! He's not supposed to be here now. He said... okay, here's the copy of... check.
Larry Benson: Pretty exciting, huh?
Irwin Wayfair: I don't know. I think it's kinda sad, I mean you know Heartland Toys has a long tradition of bringing joy to kids, ya know? ...


Goofs

Christy appeared to have curly hair in the hostage video the commandos forced her to do; minutes later she has much straighter hair when Alan finds her bound and gagged in her bedroom. She was tied up during that entire span of time and couldn't have been able to fix it.


Crazy Credits

The soldiers are credited as "The Original Dirty Dozen" and the Gorgonites are credited as "Spinal Tap". Many of the character voices actually come from those two movies.


Alternate Versions

The DVD features some deleted scenes:

  • Alan meets the principal of his new school, who tells him he doesn't like troublemakers.
  • An extended version of the scene where the dish technician tells Phil a lot more about the way the dish works and why the tree has to be moved.
  • Some added dialogue for Stuart and Irene about their old home Chicago right before Phil starts to saw off the branch.
  • The Gorgonites search Alans encyclopedia for Gorgon. Instead of their home they find the daughter of the Greek God Phorcys.
  • A discussion between Alan, Christy and their parents about what happened.
  • Phil and Stuart discover that Alan and Christy get away through a window.
  • The Toys discover Christys parents, her brother and Irene in the storeroom and ask for "any last requests".


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The Creation
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Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Written by Franz Waxman

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Genres

Action | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,047,592 12 July 1998

Gross USA:

$54,682,547

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,682,547

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